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Gabriele Seyfert

Full name: Gabriele Seyfert (-Rüger, -Messerschmidt, -Körner)
Nickname(s): Gaby
Gender: Female
Height: 5-2.5 (160 cm)
Weight: 104 lbs (47 kg)
Born: November 23, 1948 in Chemnitz, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Karl-Marx-Stadt, Chemnitz (GER)
Country: GER Germany, GDR East Germany
Sport: Figure Skating

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Gabriele Seyfert won a silver medal at the 1968 Grenoble Winter Olympics for the former GDR, after placing 19th four years earlier with the mixed German team. She won the 1969 and 1970 World Championships, and was runner-up in 1966-68, although she was a bit overshadowed by US skater [Peggy Fleming]. At the Europeans Seyfert won the title in 1967 and 1969-70, and was runner-up in 1966 and 1968. Domestically she won 10 consecutive East German titles from 1961-70. In 1966, she was elected Sportswoman of the Year.

Seyfert was coached by her mother Jutta Müller, one of the most successful figure skating coaches of all-time. Under her coaching Seyfert became one of the first and most famous sport stars of the former GDR. In 1970, she surprisingly retired, although she was considered the early favorite for the 1972 Winter Olympic gold. Seyfert later was briefly active in coaching, namely with [Anett Pötzsch], and then studied languages and worked as a translator. From 1985-91 she managed the Ice Ballet at the Friedrichstadtpalast in Berlin.

Seyfert and her first husband (non-Olympian ice dancer Eberhard Rüger) had been registered as Inoffizielle Mitarbeiter (unofficial employees) for the Stasi (Ministry for National State Security in the GDR), although she always denied any activities for them. As one of the first real sports stars in the former GDR, she frequently demanded and received privileges, job advantages, and cash contributions from the state via the Stasi. Nevertheless, the state prohibited her relationship with Austrian skater [Emmerich Danzer].

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Women's Singles Germany GER 19
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating Women's Singles East Germany GDR 2 Silver

Women's Singles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank MP TOOM TO TP O CFP FSP FSS AI TM
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Final Standings 19 5×18+ 87.0 177.0 1,685.1
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Final Standings Judge #1 18 191.1 18.0 108.6 82.5
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Final Standings Judge #2 26 179.7 26.0 92.0 87.7
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Final Standings Judge #3 25 183.3 25.0 93.0 90.3
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Final Standings Judge #4 18 187.1 18.0 101.1 86.0
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Final Standings Judge #5 20 182.9 20.0 99.5 83.4
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Final Standings Judge #6 17 192.6 17.0 103.2 89.4
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Final Standings Judge #7 19 191.2 19.0 100.1 91.1
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Final Standings Judge #8 17 188.6 17.0 97.5 91.1
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Final Standings Judge #9 17 188.6 17.0 97.5 91.1
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Compulsory Figures 21 6×21+ 76.5 171.5 892.5
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Compulsory Figures Judge #1 5T 108.6 5.5
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Compulsory Figures Judge #2 27 92.0 27.0
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Compulsory Figures Judge #3 25 93.0 25.0
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Compulsory Figures Judge #4 16 101.1 16.0
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Compulsory Figures Judge #5 20 99.5 20.0
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Compulsory Figures Judge #6 15 103.2 15.0
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Compulsory Figures Judge #7 21 100.1 21.0
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Compulsory Figures Judge #8 22 97.5 22.0
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Compulsory Figures Judge #9 20 97.5 20.0
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Free Skating 17 5×17+ 69.0 155.5 792.6
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Free Skating Judge #1 24 82.5 24.0 9.6 4.9 4.7
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Free Skating Judge #2 16T 87.7 17.0 10.2 5.1 5.1
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Free Skating Judge #3 10T 90.3 10.5 10.5 5.3 5.2
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Free Skating Judge #4 23 86.0 23.0 10.0 5.1 4.9
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Free Skating Judge #5 22 83.4 22.0 9.7 4.9 4.8
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Free Skating Judge #6 16 89.4 16.0 10.4 5.4 5.0
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Free Skating Judge #7 14T 91.1 14.5 10.6 5.3 5.3
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Free Skating Judge #8 11 91.1 11.0 10.6 5.3 5.3
1964 Winter 15 Innsbruck Figure Skating Germany Free Skating Judge #9 17T 91.1 17.5 10.6 5.4 5.2
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Final Standings 2 9×2+ 18.0 18.0 1,882.3
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Final Standings Judge #1 2 206.2 2.0 109.1 97.1
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Final Standings Judge #2 2 209.2 2.0 109.5 99.7
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Final Standings Judge #3 2 214.1 2.0 112.7 101.4
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Final Standings Judge #4 2 210.4 2.0 109.8 100.6
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Final Standings Judge #5 2 209.1 2.0 108.5 100.6
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Final Standings Judge #6 2 211.4 2.0 110.8 100.6
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Final Standings Judge #7 2 205.5 2.0 105.8 99.7
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Final Standings Judge #8 2 207.6 2.0 109.6 98.0
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Final Standings Judge #9 2 208.8 2.0 109.1 99.7
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Compulsory Figures 2 6×2+ 12.0 21.0 984.9
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Compulsory Figures Judge #1 2 109.1 2.0
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Compulsory Figures Judge #2 3 109.5 3.0
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Compulsory Figures Judge #3 2 112.7 2.0
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Compulsory Figures Judge #4 2 109.8 2.0
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Compulsory Figures Judge #5 3 108.5 3.0
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Compulsory Figures Judge #6 2 110.8 2.0
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Compulsory Figures Judge #7 3 105.8 3.0
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Compulsory Figures Judge #8 2 109.6 2.0
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Compulsory Figures Judge #9 2 109.1 2.0
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Free Skating 2 8×2+ 15.0 21.0 897.4
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Free Skating Judge #1 6 97.1 6.0 11.3 5.6 5.7
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Free Skating Judge #2 2 99.7 2.0 11.6 5.9 5.7
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Free Skating Judge #3 1 101.4 1.0 11.8 5.9 5.9
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Free Skating Judge #4 2 100.6 2.0 11.7 5.9 5.8
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Free Skating Judge #5 2 100.6 2.0 11.7 5.9 5.8
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Free Skating Judge #6 2 100.6 2.0 11.7 5.9 5.8
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Free Skating Judge #7 2 99.7 2.0 11.6 5.8 5.8
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Free Skating Judge #8 2 98.0 2.0 11.4 5.7 5.7
1968 Winter 19 Grenoble Figure Skating East Germany Free Skating Judge #9 2 99.7 2.0 11.6 5.8 5.8
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