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Margret Göbl

Full name: Margret Göbl (-Ningel)
Gender: Female
Born: June 26, 1938 in Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany
Died: June 21, 2013 in Duisburg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: VfL Bad Nauheim, Bad Nauheim (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Figure Skating

Related Olympians: Wife of Franz Ningel.

Biography

Margret Göbl was one of the most popular German figure skaters. She grew up in the Bavarian town of Oberammergau and started her skating career as a single skater in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. From 1959 she competed in pairs with Franz Ningel, whom she married in 1962. Ningel had first competed with Marika Kilius, appearing together at the Worlds and Europeans from 1955-57, but then switched partners to his future wife because Kilius had grown too tall. In spite of the fierce domestic competition with future World Champions Marika Kilius / Hans-Jürgen Bäumler, Göbl and Ningel managed to become German Champions in three consecutive years between 1960 and 1962. They won a silver medal at the 1961 European Championships and bronze medals at the 1960 and 1962 Europeans and the 1962 World Championships. They also competed together at the 1959-60 Worlds, placing fifth and fourth, respectively, and at the 1959 European Championships, where they were fourth.

Later Göbl and Ningel started a successful world-wide professional career in ice shows. In 1973 she and her husband became skating coaches and worked first in Frankfurt/Main. They later established their own skating school at the ice skating rink in Duisburg. Their daughter Johanna became a successful junior skater and formation dancer.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Winter 21 Squaw Valley Figure Skating Mixed Pairs Germany-2 GER 5

Mixed Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1960 Winter 21 Squaw Valley Figure Skating Germany-2 GER Franz Ningel Final Standings 5
1960 Winter 21 Squaw Valley Figure Skating Germany-2 GER Franz Ningel Final Standings Judge #1 5
1960 Winter 21 Squaw Valley Figure Skating Germany-2 GER Franz Ningel Final Standings Judge #2 5
1960 Winter 21 Squaw Valley Figure Skating Germany-2 GER Franz Ningel Final Standings Judge #3 8
1960 Winter 21 Squaw Valley Figure Skating Germany-2 GER Franz Ningel Final Standings Judge #4 4
1960 Winter 21 Squaw Valley Figure Skating Germany-2 GER Franz Ningel Final Standings Judge #5 3
1960 Winter 21 Squaw Valley Figure Skating Germany-2 GER Franz Ningel Final Standings Judge #6 3
1960 Winter 21 Squaw Valley Figure Skating Germany-2 GER Franz Ningel Final Standings Judge #7 8