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Ingrid Gulbin-Engel-Krämer

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameIngrid•Gulbin-Engel-Krämer
Used nameIngrid•Gulbin-Engel-Krämer
Born29 July 1943 in Dresden, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements158 cm / 56 kg
AffiliationsSC Einheit Dresden, Dresden (GER) / SC Empor Rostock, Rostock (GER)
NOC East Germany Germany
Nationality East Germany

Biography

Ingrid Krämer won gold in both platform and springboard diving in 1960, making her the first non-American female to achieve this feat. After repeating this double at the 1963 European Championships, Engel-Krämer was a strong favorite to retain both titles in 1964 but she was successful only in the springboard, narrowly losing her platform crown. At her third Olympics in Mexico in 1968, she competed only in the springboard where she finished fifth.

She competed under three different names at the Olympics. She appeared under her maiden name of Krämer in 1960, while in 1964 she used the name of her first husband (Engel) and in 1968 that of her second husband (Gulbin). In 1960 Krämer was elected Sportswoman of the Year in both parts of Germany, the only time this has been achieved, and in 1962-64 she was elected Sportswoman of the Year in East Germany. After the 1968 Olympics she became a graduate sports teacher in East Germany, becoming one of the most successful diving trainers in the world, with her pupils including Martina Jäschke, Beate Jahn, Jan Hempel, Michael Kühne, Heiko Meyer and Annett Gamm. After the reunification of Germany she lost her job and later worked as a bank clerk.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1960 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) GER GDR Ingrid Krämer
Springboard, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
Platform, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
1964 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) GER GDR Ingrid Engel-Krämer
Springboard, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
Platform, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
1968 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) GDR Ingrid Gulbin-Krämer
Springboard, Women (Olympic) 5

Other participations

Games Role NOC Nationality As
1960 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony GER GDR Ingrid Gulbin-Engel-Krämer
1964 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony GER GDR Ingrid Gulbin-Engel-Krämer

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