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Maria Isser


Maria Isser

Maria Isser
Medal record
World Championships
Gold 1957 Davos Women's singles
Gold 1960 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Women's singles
Silver 1955 Oslo Women's singles
Silver 1955 Oslo Men's doubles
Silver 1959 Villard-de-Lans Women's singles
European Championships
Gold 1952 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Women's singles
Gold 1953 Cortina d'Ampezzo Women's singles
Gold 1954 Davos Women's singles
Gold 1955 Hahnenklee Women's singles
Silver 1956 Imst Women's singles
Bronze 1951 Igls Women's singles

Maria Isser (22 October 1929 – 2011[1]) was an Austrian luger who competed during the early 1950s and early 1960s. She won five medals at the FIL World Luge Championships with two golds (Women's singles: 1957, 1960) and three silvers (Women's singles: 1955, 1959; Men's doubles: 1955). Her silver in the men's doubles event in 1955 with her brother Josef was the first time a woman ever won a medal in a men's event at a World Championships, Winter Olympics, or European Championships until the debut of a mixed team event at both the European and World Championships in the late 1980s. In the 1958 World Championships, the silver and bronze pairs from Poland included one woman each.

At the European championships, Isser won six medals in the women's singles event. This included four straight golds (19521955), one silver (1956), and one bronze (1951).


  • Hickok sports information on World champions in luge and skeleton.
  • List of European luge champions (German)
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