Ulrich Salchow

Karl Emil Julius Ulrich Salchow ( born August 7, 1877 in Copenhagen, † April 18, 1949 in Stockholm) was a Swedish figure skater, who started in a single run. With ten World Cup titles and nine European Championship titles, he is the most successful figure skaters at these tournaments. He is also the Olympic champion of 1908.

Salchow was the first Olympic champion in this sport: At the games in London in 1908, where figure skating was conducted as part of the summer games because there were no own Winter Games, he won the gold medal superior. At the beginning of the 20th century, he was the outstanding figure skaters: Ten times, more often than any other in history, he won the world title in the men's competition ( 1901-1905 and 1907-1911 ), he became European Champion nine times ( 1898-1900, 1904, 1906-1907, 1909-1910, 1913).

1906 in Munich, he did not appear at the World Championships because he was afraid that the judges would penalize him against Gilbert Fuchs. Conversely, Fox did not compete in the Olympics for the same reason. This was taut expression of relationship between the two. Salchow fox had to but only once at the European Championships 1901 in Vienna beaten. There, however, won Gustav hill, against the Salchow repeatedly had left behind.

Salchow is known by the process invented by him and named after him Salchow jump to today, which is now even jumped four times in the men's figure skating competitions.

After his playing career Salchow remained the sport as an official act and was from 1925 to 1937 president of the International Skating Union ( ISU). He was also from 1928 to 1939 Chairman of the AIK, one of the biggest sports clubs in Sweden.

Salchow was married to the dentist Dr. Anne -Elisabeth Salchow. He died at the age of 71 years, in Stockholm and was on the Norra begravningsplatsen in Solna, Stockholm County buried.