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Karl Schäfer

Full name: Karl Martin Alois Schäfer
Nickname(s): Karli
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Born: May 17, 1909 in Vienna, Wien, Austria
Died: April 23, 1976 in Purkersdorf, Niederösterreich, Austria
Affiliations: 1.W.A.S.C., Wien (AUT) / EK Engelmann, Wien (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Figure Skating, Swimming

Related Olympians: Brother-in-law of Helene Engelmann.

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Karl Schäfer was a child prodigy, excelling both in sports and music. He won seven Austrian titles in the swimming pool, and competed in the 1928 Olympics in the breast stroke. He was more successful in figure skating, which he learned on Eduard Engelmann's rink, the first artificial outdoor rink. He would later marry Eduard's daughter Christine, who was the sister of 1924 Olympic champion [Helene Engelmann]. From 1929 until 1936 he dominated the sport, winning eight Austrian, eight European, seven World and two Olympic titles. Another attempt to compete in swimming in 1936 failed due to an accident during the first Olympic torch relay. He suffered severe burns and had to give up swimming. Schäfer retired after the Garmisch Olympics, and turned pro the following year and toured the United States. In 1940, he co-founded the Wiener Eisrevue (at the time still Karl-Schäfer-Revue). In 1943, he appeared in a movie revue Der weiße Traum. After the war he was a figure skating coach, first in the United States, and later in his native Austria. His musicality was trained during music studies that were completed with director of music examination. In 1997, the annual Vienna Cup figure skating competition was renamed the Karl Schäfer Memorial in his honor.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 18 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Men's Singles Austria AUT 4
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Austria AUT 4 h2 r2/3
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Figure Skating Men's Singles Austria AUT 1 Gold
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Men's Singles Austria AUT 1 Gold

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank MP TO TP O CFP FSP FSS RP
1928 Winter 18 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Final Standings 4 4×4+ 35.0 2,471.75
1928 Winter 18 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #1 4 377.25 4.0 216.25 161.00
1928 Winter 18 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #2 2 372.50 2.0 222.00 150.50
1928 Winter 18 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #3 4 336.50 4.0 189.50 147.00
1928 Winter 18 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #4 3 364.75 3.0 221.25 143.50
1928 Winter 18 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #5 6 345.50 6.0 226.50 119.00
1928 Winter 18 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #6 7 314.50 7.0 174.50 140.00
1928 Winter 18 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #7 9 360.75 9.0 213.75 147.00
1928 Winter 18 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures 6 4×5+ 42.0 1,463.75
1928 Winter 18 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #1 4 216.25 4.0
1928 Winter 18 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #2 2 222.00 2.0
1928 Winter 18 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #3 6 189.50 6.0
1928 Winter 18 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #4 3 221.25 3.0
1928 Winter 18 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #5 5 226.50 5.0
1928 Winter 18 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #6 12 174.50 12.0
1928 Winter 18 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #7 10 213.75 10.0
1928 Winter 18 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Free Skating 4 5×4+ 34.0 1,008.00
1928 Winter 18 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #1 3T 161.00 3.5 11.50
1928 Winter 18 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #2 1T 150.50 2.0 10.75
1928 Winter 18 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #3 4 147.00 4.0 10.50
1928 Winter 18 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #4 3 143.50 3.0 10.25
1928 Winter 18 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #5 11 119.00 11.0 8.50
1928 Winter 18 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #6 2T 140.00 2.5 10.00
1928 Winter 18 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #7 7T 147.00 8.0 10.50
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Final Standings 1 5×1+ 9.0 2,602.0
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #1 1 374.0 1.0 223.8 150.2
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #2 2 337.6 2.0 198.0 139.6
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #3 1 378.9 1.0 226.0 152.9
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #4 2 373.2 2.0 223.0 150.2
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #5 1 369.3 1.0 223.0 146.3
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #6 1 392.7 1.0 233.1 159.6
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #7 1 376.3 1.0 226.1 150.2
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures 1 7×1+ 7.0 1,553.0
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #1 1 223.8 1.0
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #2 1 198.0 1.0
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #3 1 226.0 1.0
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #4 1 223.0 1.0
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #5 1 223.0 1.0
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #6 1 233.1 1.0
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #7 1 226.1 1.0
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Free Skating 1 4×1+ 10.0 1,049.0
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #1 1 150.2 1.0 11.1
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #2 2 139.6 2.0 10.3
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #3 1 152.9 1.0 11.3
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #4 2 150.2 2.0 11.1
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #5 2 146.3 2.0 10.8
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #6 1 159.6 1.0 11.8
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #7 1 150.2 1.0 11.1
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Austria Final Standings 1 7×1+ 7.0 2,959.0 422.842
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #1 1 422.3 1.0 249.8 172.5
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #2 1 404.7 1.0 241.2 163.5
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #3 1 424.3 1.0 250.3 174.0
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #4 1 418.3 1.0 247.3 171.0
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #5 1 432.6 1.0 258.6 174.0
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #6 1 424.9 1.0 250.9 174.0
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #7 1 431.9 1.0 257.9 174.0
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures 1 7×1+ 7.0 1,756.0 250.985
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #1 1 249.8 1.0
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #2 1 241.2 1.0
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #3 1 250.3 1.0
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #4 1 247.3 1.0
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #5 1 258.6 1.0
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #6 1 250.9 1.0
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #7 1 257.9 1.0
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Austria Free Skating 1 6×1+ 8.0 1,203.0 171.857
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #1 1 172.5 1.0 11.5
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #2 2 163.5 2.0 10.9
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #3 1 174.0 1.0 11.6
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #4 1 171.0 1.0 11.4
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #5 1 174.0 1.0 11.6
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #6 1 174.0 1.0 11.6
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #7 1 174.0 1.0 11.6

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Swimming Austria Semi-Finals Heat Two 4
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Swimming Austria Round One Heat Two 2 Q 2:56.6
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