|Born||November 12, 1890|
|Died||May 21, 1974(aged 83)|
Lily Kronberger (12 November 1890 – 21 May 1974), also spelled Lili Kronberger, was a Hungarian figure skater competitive during the early years of modern figure skating. She was Hungary’s first World Champion.
Kronberger was born in Budapest in 1890.
She won bronze again in 1907, and four gold medals from 1908 to 1911.
She was the first athlete to win a world championship gold for Hungary.
In 1911, Kronberger became the first skater to use musical accompaniment during her entire free program. She did this at the suggestion of Zoltán Kodály.
She died in Budapest in 1974, at the age of 83.
Halls of Fame
She was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1997.
*Co-ed competition from 1900–1922
- Lili Kronberger at Jewishsports.net
- Skating in Hungary 2004 European Figure Skating Championships
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