Ingo Steuer

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Ingo Steuer figure skating
Ingo Steuer (2014)
nation Germany Democratic Republic 1949GDR German Democratic Republic of Germany
birthday November 1, 1966
place of birth Karl Marx City
size 173 cm
Weight 68 kg
job Figure skating coach
discipline Pair skating
Partner Manuela Landgraf,
Ines Müller,
Mandy Wötzel
society Chemnitz ice skating club
Trainer Monika Scheibe
status resigned
End of career 1998
Medal table
Olympic medals 0 × gold 0 × silver 1 × bronze
World Cup medals 1 × gold 2 × silver 0 × bronze
EM medals 1 × gold 3 × silver 0 × bronze
Olympic rings winter Olympics
bronze Nagano 1998 Couples
ISU World figure skating championships
silver Prague 1993 Couples
silver Edmonton 1996 Couples
gold Lausanne 1997 Couples
ISU European figure skating championships
silver Helsinki 1993 Couples
gold Dortmund 1995 Couples
silver Sofia 1996 Couples
silver Paris 1997 Couples
Placements in the figure skating Grand Prix
 Podium placements 1. 2. 3.
 Grand Prix Final 1 1 1
 Grand Prix competitions 7th 4th 2

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 .


Ingo Steuer started figure skating at an early age. He initially started for SC Karl-Marx-Stadt , which became SC Chemnitz after reunification . His pairs trainer was Monika Scheibe .

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.

After the couple separated, he ran with Ines Müller for a few years and reached seventh place with her at the European Championships in 1990 and 1991 .

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.

Ingo Steuer with the couple Aljona Sawtschenko and Robin Szolkowy

Steuer is a pair running trainer in Chemnitz. So far he has trained the following couples, among others:

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.


(Couple walking, * with Manuela Landgraf ; ** with Ines Müller , otherwise with Mandy Wötzel )

Competition / year 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
winter Olympics Z 3.
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 .


Web links

Commons : Ingo Steuer  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. See PI on the end of your career on ( Memento from March 27, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 6 kB)
  2. ^ Thomas Purschke: Steuer informed the Stasi about Katarina Witt. In: February 1, 2006, accessed June 14, 2018 .
  3. 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).
  4. Tom Stiebert: The Ingo Steuer case - intervention in the commercial enterprise. In: Archived from the original on May 29, 2012 ; accessed on June 14, 2018 .
  5. 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: February 15, 2014, accessed June 14, 2018 .