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thumb|300px|right|Journal Film 1954 Gundula ("Gundi") Busch (born April 29, 1935 in Milano, Italy) is a German figure skater and coach. In 1954 she became the first German lady to win the World ladies' singles title.

Busch is a daughter of a German businessman. The family moved from Milano to Harlem, The Netherlands and then to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany. She began skating at age four and a half years. She took ballet classes in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and was regularly coached in London. Her coach was Thea Frenssen.

In 1954 Gundi Busch became World champion. She finished her amateur skating career and joined the Hollywood Ice Revue. In 1955 she married a Swedish professional ice hockey player Lill-Lulle Johansson. They moved with their son Peter Lulle Johansson to Stockholm, Sweden. Busch worked there for many years as a figure skating coach, but retired from coaching in 1997.

Results Edit

Event/Season 1951 1952 1953 1954
Winter Olympics 8th
World Championships 10th 6th 2nd 1st
European Championships 6th 7th 2nd 1st
German Championships 3rd 1st 1st
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