German Democratic Republic of Germany
|birthday||November 1, 1966|
|place of birth||Karl Marx City|
|job||Figure skating coach|
|society||Chemnitz ice skating club|
|End of career||1998|
|Placements in the figure skating Grand Prix|
Ingo Steuer (born November 1, 1966 in Karl-Marx-Stadt ) is a former German figure skater who competed in pair skating for the GDR and Germany . At the side of Mandy Wötzel he became world champion in 1997 and European champion in 1995 . Today he works as a figure skating coach and led the figure skating couple Aljona Savtschenko and Robin Szolkowy to five world and four European championship titles . Steuer was an unofficial employee of the GDR State Security .
At first Ingo Steuer ran with Manuela Landgraf and was with her in 1984 in Sapporo Junior World Champion for the GDR . The couple is the first and so far only German couple to become junior world champions.
In 1992, Steuer changed partners again and started with Mandy Wötzel . In 1993 they became German champions for the first time. At the European Championships in Helsinki they won their first major international medal with silver. At their first World Cup they were in Prague runners-up behind the Canadians Isabelle Brasseur and Lloyd Eisler . In 1994 they missed medals, at the Olympic Games in Lillehammer they had to give up because of an injury to Wötzel. In the years 1995 to 1997 Steuer and Wötzel won the German pair skating championships. In 1995 they became European champions in Dortmund . In 1996 they won the silver medal at both the European and World Championships . In the same year they won the Grand Prix final . Also in 1997 they won the silver medal at the European Championships . They then celebrated their greatest success at the subsequent World Cup . They became world champions in Lausanne . After the end of the season, both had to undergo knee surgery. Ingo Steuer also had a car accident. Nevertheless, they won the bronze medal at the 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano . Then Steuer and Wötzel ended their amateur careers and switched to the professionals.
For winning the bronze medal in 1998 at the Winter Olympics, he was awarded the Silver Laurel Leaf.
Steuer is a pair running trainer in Chemnitz. So far he has trained the following couples, among others:
- Nicole Nönnig / Matthias Bleyer (career ended 2004/2005)
- Eva-Maria Fitze / Rico Rex (career ended in 2006)
- Aljona Sawtschenko / Robin Szolkowy (until 2014; World Champion 2008 , 2009 , 2011 , 2012 and 2014 , European Champion 2007 , 2008 , 2009 and 2011 )
- Tetjana Wolossoschar / Stanislaw Morosow ( Ukraine ) (until 2010)
- Rachel Kirkland / Eric Radford ( Canada ) (until 2010)
- Anaïs Morand / Antoine Dorsaz ( Switzerland ) (until 2010)
In the 2011/12 season, Steuer initially looked after the five-time German individual race champion Annette Dytrt , who, however, announced the end of her career in May 2011 for personal reasons.
From 2014 on, Steuer was in charge of Lutricia Bock in Chemnitz . In 2020 he became a board member of the Chemnitz Ice Skating Club.
Unofficial employee of the GDR State Security
As a coach, Steuer enforced his accreditation at the Olympic Games in 2006. The National Olympic Committee accused him of working as an unofficial employee of the GDR State Security Service . He admits this, but sees himself personally as a “victim”, since in his position as an 18-year-old aspiring figure skater he had no choice but to agree to work with the State Security for career reasons. From January 1985 until the turning point and peaceful revolution , Steuer spied on athletes and employees in his club under the code name IM Torsten , including the Olympic champion Katarina Witt .
Robin Szolkowy, who was later trained by Steuer, was dismissed as a sports soldier because he stuck to the wheel. Against this he complained. In May 2012 the Federal Court of Justice ruled that Szolkowy's release was not permitted. It represents an unjustified interference in the tax business as a figure skating coach, since practically all top athletes are sports soldiers.
|Competition / year||1984||1985||1986||1987||1988||1989||1990||1991||1992||1993||1994||1995||1996||1997||1998|
|World championships||8. *||11. *||2.||4th||5.||2.||1.|
|European championships||5. *||5. *||7. **||7. **||6th||2.||5.||1.||2.||2.|
|Junior World Championships||1.*|
|GDR championships||2. *||3. **||3. **|
|German championships||4. **||1.||1.||1.||1.|
- Z = withdrawn (8th place after short program, given up after falling in the freestyle and injury to Mandy Wötzel)
Doping in the GDR
As part of the state-prescribed doping in the GDR competitive sport , he received the anabolic Oral-Turinabol .
- Ice ages: driven by ambition. Weltbuch Verlag, Mels 2014. ISBN 978-3-906212-02-9
- Ingo Steuer in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
- Former website of Ingo Steuer and his couple Savchenko / Szolkowy ( Memento from February 14, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
- Shadows on the ice, stasi and doping entanglements in the figure skating center in Karl-Marx-Stadt , Deutschlandfunk , March 6, 2011
- See PI on the end of your career on annette-dytrt.com ( Memento from March 27, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 6 kB)
- Thomas Purschke: Steuer informed the Stasi about Katarina Witt. In: FAZ.net. February 1, 2006, accessed June 14, 2018 .
- Federal Court of Justice confirms the Federal Republic's conviction in the Ingo Steuer case. May 15, 2012, accessed on June 14, 2018 (press release by the Federal Court of Justice).
- Tom Stiebert: The Ingo Steuer case - intervention in the commercial enterprise. In: juraexamen.info. Archived from the original on May 29, 2012 ; accessed on June 14, 2018 .
- Thomas Purschke: Blue pills for the underage tax. Ingo Steuer, coach of the German figure skating couple Aljona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy, received doping drugs as a teenager. In Sochi he defends administration as "prophylaxis". In: www.faz.net. February 15, 2014, accessed June 14, 2018 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German figure skater and figure skating coach|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 1, 1966|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Karl-Marx-Stadt , German Democratic Republic|