Ingrid Wendl

Ingrid Wendl
Ingrid Wendl, dancer against cancer 2010.jpg
Ingrid Wendl in 2010
Personal information
Country represented Austria
Born (1940-05-17) 17 May 1940 (age 80)
Vienna
Retired 1971

Ingrid Turković-Wendl (born Ingrid Wendl on 17 May 1940 in Vienna) is an Austrian retired figure skater, television announcer, and political figure. She has been an Austrian People's Party delegate to the National Council of Austria since 2002.[citation needed]

Turković-Wendl is a two-time European champion (1956, 1958), the 1956 Olympic bronze medalist in ladies' figure skating,[1] and one of the youngest figure skating Olympic medalists. Among her contemporaries were fellow Austrians Hanna Eigel and Hanna Walter. Wendl later became a professional skater and performed in the Viennese Ice Revue (Vienna Ice Revue) and Ice Capades. She retired from the sport in 1971.

In 1972 she began working for ORF, the national Austrian public service broadcaster. She retired from broadcasting in 2000. Turković-Wendl was elected to the National Council of Austria in November 2002.

She is married to bassoonist Milan Turković.

Results

International
Event 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958
Winter Olympics 3rd
World Championships 12th 4th 3rd 3rd 2nd
European Championships 5th 1st 2nd 1st
National
Austrian Championships 2nd 3rd 1st 1st 1st

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