Lily Kronberger (November 12 1890 – May 21 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 a World Bronze medal in 1906, at the first official World Championships to include a ladies' event.
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.
Halls of FameEdit
Kronberger, who was Jewish, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1983.
She was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1997.
- Skating in Hungary 2004 European Figure Skating Championships