|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Ria•Falk (Baran-)|
|Born||29 November 1922 in Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)|
|Died||12 November 1986 in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)|
|Affiliations||Düsseldorfer EG, Düsseldorf (GER)|
Born Ria Baran, she married her partner Paul Falk during their career in pairs figure skating. They were undefeated in their career and won the gold medal at the 1952 Oslo Olympic Winter Games. In 1952, the father of Peter and Karol Kennedy challenged their amateur status, and investigations lasted until shortly before the start of the Winter Olympics, but they were then dismissed.
From 1947-52 the Falks won six consecutive German titles. In 1951 they were allowed to participate in international competitions and won the European and the World Championships that year, defending both titles in 1952. In 1951 they also became roller skating World Champions. Ria was elected Sportswoman of the Year in 1950-52. Both later joined the professional ice revue Holiday On Ice. Ria Falk’s profession was as a secretary.
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||Nationality||As|
|1952 Winter Olympics||Figure Skating (Skating)||GER||FRG||Ria Falk|
|Pairs, Mixed (Olympic)||Paul Falk||1||Gold|