Franz Ningel

Ningel Franz ( born October 18, 1936 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse ) is a former German roller skaters and figure skaters, who started pair skating.

As a single runner in artistic roller skating, he was in 1956 and 1957 each world and European champions. He was also with Marika Kilius 1955-1957 German champion in artistic roller skating couples.

Marika Kilius was also his first figure skating partner. With her ​​Ningel was from 1955 to 1957 German champion in pair skating. During the same period, the couple took three times at European Championships and won there, in Budapest, Paris and Vienna, always the bronze medal. At World Championships Ningel and Kilius won two medals. 1956 in Garmisch -Partenkirchen she won bronze in 1957 in Colorado Springs, they were runner-up behind the Canadians Barbara Wagner and Robert Paul. At the 1956 Olympic Games in Cortina d' Ampezzo they missed in fourth just a medal. After the season 1957, the figure skating couple separated.

From 1959 Ningel then stepped to his future wife Margret Göbl. Even with her he was three times German Champion in pair skating, in the years 1960 until 1962. At the European Championships 1960 in Garmisch -Partenkirchen Ningel and Göbl with bronze won their first international medal. At the 1960 Olympics in Squaw Valley they finished fifth. 1961 in Berlin, she was Vice-European Champion, while they lost almost Marika Kilius and Hans -Jürgen Baumler. In her last year as a pair skater Ningel and Göbl won in 1962 both at the European Championships in Geneva, as well as the World Championships in Prague, the bronze medal.


Pair of running

(up to 1957 Marika Kilius, from 1959 with Margret Göbl )