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Kurt Oppelt

Full name: Kurt Oppelt
Gender: Male
Born: March 18, 1932 in Vienna, Wien, Austria
Died: September 16, 2015 in Goldenrod, Florida, United States
Affiliations: EK Engelmann, Wien (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Figure Skating

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Kurt Oppelt started his career as a singles skater, placing third at the Austrian Championships in 1951-52 and second in 1953. He placed 11th at his only World Championship in singles, in 1953. In pair skating he and [Sissy Schwarz] were Austrian Champions from 1952-56. In 1952 they had their international début as a couple, placing seventh at both the Europeans and Worlds. They won bronze at the 1953 European Championships and the 1954 World Championships, adding a silver that year at the Europeans. In 1955 they did not participate at Europeans but at Worlds they were close runners-up to the Canadians [Frances Dafoe] and [Norris Bowden]. Their best year was 1956, as they won the European, World and Olympic titles. Oppelt and Schwarz joined the Wiener Eisrevue and performed in ice shows for three or four years. In 1976 Oppelt received the Olympic Flame when it arrived in Austria coming from Athens. Oppelt was the coach of the Royal Dutch figure skating team from 1957-60. He later settled in the United States, and beginning in 1967, he was an instructor at Penn State University in its College of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, although he later worked for an insurance company. In 1996 he received the Golden Medal of Honor for Services to the Republic of Austria. He was inducted into Austrian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1976.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Men's Singles Austria AUT 11
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Mixed Pairs Austria AUT 9
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating Mixed Pairs Austria-1 AUT 1 Gold

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank MP TO TP RP O CFP FSP FSS
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Final Standings 11 7×11+ 98.0 1,233.3 137.033
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #1 11 122.5 11.0 62.3 60.2
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #2 10 138.1 10.0 75.1 63.0
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #3 10 139.9 10.0 76.2 63.7
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #4 9 147.9 9.0 87.7 60.2
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #5 12 137.3 12.0 77.1 60.2
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #6 11 132.4 11.0 77.8 54.6
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #7 11 139.2 11.0 76.9 62.3
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #8 13 134.2 13.0 71.2 63.0
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #9 11 141.8 11.0 78.8 63.0
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures 11 5×11+ 100.0 683.1
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #1 13 62.3 13.0
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #2 10 75.1 10.0
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #3 9 76.2 9.0
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #4 9 87.7 9.0
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #5 12 77.1 12.0
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #6 11 77.8 11.0
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #7 12 76.9 12.0
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #8 14 71.2 14.0
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #9 10 78.8 10.0
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Free Skating 10 5×11+ 100.5 550.2
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #1 11 60.2 11.0 8.6
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #2 12 63.0 12.0 9.0
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #3 11T 63.7 11.5 9.1
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #4 10 60.2 10.0 8.6
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #5 12 60.2 12.0 8.6
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #6 13 54.6 13.0 7.8
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #7 11 62.3 11.0 8.9
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #8 10 63.0 10.0 9.0
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #9 10 63.0 10.0 9.0

Mixed Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria AUT Sissy Schwarz Final Standings 9
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria AUT Sissy Schwarz Final Standings Judge #1 9
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria AUT Sissy Schwarz Final Standings Judge #2 10
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria AUT Sissy Schwarz Final Standings Judge #3 9
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria AUT Sissy Schwarz Final Standings Judge #4 9
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria AUT Sissy Schwarz Final Standings Judge #5 9
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria AUT Sissy Schwarz Final Standings Judge #6 10
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria AUT Sissy Schwarz Final Standings Judge #7 9
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria AUT Sissy Schwarz Final Standings Judge #8 11
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Figure Skating Austria AUT Sissy Schwarz Final Standings Judge #9 7
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating Austria-1 AUT Sissy Schwarz Final Standings 1
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating Austria-1 AUT Sissy Schwarz Final Standings Judge #1 1
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating Austria-1 AUT Sissy Schwarz Final Standings Judge #2 1
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating Austria-1 AUT Sissy Schwarz Final Standings Judge #3 2
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating Austria-1 AUT Sissy Schwarz Final Standings Judge #4 1
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating Austria-1 AUT Sissy Schwarz Final Standings Judge #5 1
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating Austria-1 AUT Sissy Schwarz Final Standings Judge #6 2
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating Austria-1 AUT Sissy Schwarz Final Standings Judge #7 2
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating Austria-1 AUT Sissy Schwarz Final Standings Judge #8 2
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating Austria-1 AUT Sissy Schwarz Final Standings Judge #9 2
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