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Jarosz-Szabo, Herma, 1902-1986

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Personal name headingJarosz-Szabo, Herma, 1902-1986
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Variant(s)Szabo, Herma, 1902-1986
Von Szabó, Herma, 1902-1986
Szabo, Herma Jarosz-, 1902-1986
Plank-Szabo, Herma, 1902-1986
Planck-Szabo, Herma, 1902-1986
Jaross-Szabo, Herma, 1902-1986
Birth date1902-02-22
Death date1986-05-07
Place of birthVienna (Austria)
Place of deathStyria (Austria)
Profession or occupationFigure skaters Essayists
Found inDie Leiden des Kunstlauftrainings [essay, published on April 17, 1925 in Neue Freie Presse, Vianna], 1925: page 11 (Herma Jarosz-Szabo)
Wikipedia, December 8, 2016 (Herma Szabo; Herma Szabo (22 February 1902-7 May 1986) was an Austrian singles and pairs figure skater; she is the 1924 Olympic champion in ladies' singles and a seven-time World Champion, including five titles in singles (1922-1926) and two titles in couples partnered with Ludwig Wrede; Szabo was born in Vienna, where she came from a family of figure skaters; her mother was Christa von Szabo, a two time world medalist in pairs figure skating and her uncle was Eduard Engelmann Jr., a three time European Champion in men's figure skating, who built the first artificial ice rink; she competed as a figure skater under different surnames, which include von Szabó, Plank-Szabo, Planck-Szabo, Jarosz-Szabo and Jaross-Szabo; the International Skating Union uses the surname Szabo to refer to her accomplishments; she won the gold medal at the 1924 Winter Olympics in ladies figure skating; she was also an early pioneer in pairs figure skating, when she competed with Ludwig Wrede; they won the World title twice, in 1925 and 1927, and placed third in 1926; she is the only skater to hold simultaneous world titles in pairs and singles; she retired in 1927 after she was defeated by Sonja Henie of Norway at the World Championships; she became disillusioned with the sport and never skated again; Szabo was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1982; she died at age 84 in Rottenmann, Styria)