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Ilse Geisler

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameIlse•Geisler (-Vorspach)
Used nameIlse•Geisler
Born10 January 1941 in Kunnersdorf, Schöpstal, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements168 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsSC Traktor Oberwiesenthal, Oberwiesenthal (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality East Germany

Biography

Ilse Geisler began competing in luge in 1955. Severely hurt in a crash in 1959 in Weißenbach (Austria), she recovered to win the World Championship in 1962, repeating this success in 1963 and placing third in 1965. In between she won the silver medal at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Olympics. She later made her living as a teacher.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1964 Winter Olympics Luge GER GDR Ilse Geisler
Singles, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver

Special Notes