Franz Ningel

Franz Ningel
Personal information
Country represented West Germany
Born (1936-10-18) 18 October 1936 (age 84)
Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, West Germany
Former partner Margret Göbl
Marika Kilius

Franz Ningel (born 18 October 1936 in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen) is a former German pair skater and roller skater.

Ningel became World and European champion as a single roller figure skater in 1956 and 1957. He also won the German roller figure skating pair championships with Marika Kilius from 1955 to 1957.

In pairs figure skating, Kilius / Ningel became the 1957 World silver and 1956 World bronze medalists, three-time (1955–195) European bronze medalists, and three-time German national champions.

With his wife Margret Göbl, Ningel is the 1962 World bronze medalist, a three-time (1960–1962) European medalist, and a three-time (1960–1962) German national champion. The pair also finished fifth at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley.

Competitive highlights

Pairs figure skating with Göbl

Event 1959 1960 1961 1962
Olympic Winter Games 5th
World Championships 5th 4th 3rd
European Championships 4th 3rd 2nd 3rd
German Championships 2nd 1st 1st 1st

Pairs figure skating with Kilius

Event 1954 1955 1956 1957
Winter Olympic Games 4th
World Championships 7th 3rd 2nd
European Championships 3rd 3rd 3rd
German Championships 2nd 1st 1st 1st


  • Eissport Magazin, 9 November 2006