Herma Szabó , born the February 22nd 1902 with Vienna and deceased the May 7th 1986 with Rottenham, was a artistic skater Austrian. She was Olympic champion at the time of OJ of 1924 with Chamonix and one of the four women to have gained with five recoveries the championships of the world (with Sonja Henie, Carol Heiss and Michelle Kwan). She is the Austrian skater having gained the most rewards.
BiographyBorn with Vienna, Herma is resulting from an big family of skaters and takes its first steps on the very young ice. His/her mother was Christine Szabo, skater in couple, and her father Eduard Engelmann jr who was champion of Europe on three occasions and built the first Patinoire the artificial one on which Herma patinated.
Herma gained the individual test with the Olympic Games of 1924 and 5 championships of the world each year between 1922 with 1926, beaten in 1927 by the Norwegian Sonja Henie, this result which was discussed at the time because of the distribution of the judges: a German , an Austrian and three Norwegian. Whereas both germanophiles placed victorious Herma, three Norwegian decided to crown Sonja.
Herma practiced also the discipline couples some with Ludwig Wrede, they gained the championships of the world twice (in 1925 and 1927), it stopped right before OJ of 1928 letting Ludwig gain a bronze medal with another partner.
She gained any European title, neither couples some nor into individual, because the competitions of the women were programmed only starting from 1930.
- Olympic Games of 1924 to Chamonix (France):
- Gold medal into Individual.
- 1922 : Gold medal into Individual.
- 1923 : Gold medal into Individual.
- 1924 : Gold medal into Individual.
- 1925 : Gold medal into Individual.
- 1925 : Gold medal in Couple.
- 1926 : Gold medal into Individual.
- 1926 : Bronze medal in Couple.
- 1927 : Money medal into Individual.
- 1927 : Gold medal in Couple.
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