Irma Walther

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameIrma Barbara•Walther (Dumbsky-)
Used nameIrma•Walther
Born14 September 1920 in Nürnberg, Bayern (GER)
Died31 May 2005 in Nürnberg, Bayern (GER)
AffiliationsTSV 1846 Nürnberg, Nürnberg (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality West Germany


West German gymnast Irma Walther participated at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. She finished fourth in the portable apparatus team event, fifth in the all-around team event, and was 24th in the individual all-around competition. Walther was five times German all-around champion between 1942 and 1955. By profession she was a teacher.

She was married to another well known gymnast of the time, Gustl Walther, who later became head coach of the West German female gymnasts. Irma became a sport administrator and headed the West German Gymnast Federation. She was also an international referee and acted in that capacity at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1952 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GER FRG Irma Walther
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 24
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 5
Team Portable Apparatus, Women (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 4
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) =47
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) =38
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) 24
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) 28