Werner Rittberger

Werner Rittberger
Bundesarchiv Bild 102-05466, St. Moritz, Winterolympiade.jpg
Rittberger at the compulsory figures, 1928 Olympics
Personal information
Country represented  Germany
Born (1891-07-14)14 July 1891
Died 12 August 1975(1975-08-12) (aged 84)

Werner Rittberger (born 14 July 1891 in Berlin, Germany; died 12 August 1975 in Krefeld, Germany) was a German figure skater. Rittberger invented the Loop jump in 1910. German (and most other European) figure skaters call this jump “Rittberger”.

Rittberger won the German Nationals eleven times between 1911 and 1928, and the silver medal at the World Figure Skating Championships in 1910, 1911, and 1912. He skated for the Berliner SC club representing Germany.[1]

After World War II he became a figure skating coach in Krefeld.


Event 1910 1911 1912 1913 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928
Winter Olympic Games WD
World Championships 2nd 2nd 2nd 7th 4th
European Championships 2nd 3rd 4th 3rd 2nd
German Championships 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st


  1. ^ "Werner Rittberger". Olympedia. Retrieved 1 July 2020.