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Eileen Zillmer

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Eileen Zillmer
Personal information
Full nameEileen Christina Zillmer
Alternative namesBibi Zillmer
Country representedWest Germany
Born (1952-12-15) December 15, 1952 (age 66)
West Point, New York, USA
CoachMadeleine Zillmer
Skating clubAugsburger Panther
Retiredc. 1971

Eileen Christina "Bibi"[1] Zillmer (born December 15, 1952)[2] is a former competitive figure skater who represented West Germany for most of her career. She is a three-time (1969–71) national champion[3][4] and competed at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France; Zillmer placed 12th in compulsory figures, 23rd in free skating, and 19th overall.[2] She finished in the top ten at four ISU Championships1969 Worlds in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA; 1969 Europeans in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany; 1970 Europeans in Leningrad, Soviet Union; and 1971 Europeans in Zürich, Switzerland.

Zillmer was born in West Point, New York,[2] the daughter of Madeleine (née Mueller) and David Zillmer.[1] She was coached by her mother.[1] Her brother, Eric, competed in downhill skiing.[5]

Competitive highlights

Event 64–65
Winter Olympics 19th
World Champ. 9th 15th
European Champ. 10th 10th 9th
Prague Skate 9th
German Champ. 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st


  1. ^ a b c Zillmer, Eric A. (January 21, 2013). "David Zillmer". defender.west-point.org. Archived from the original on May 31, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Eileen Zillmer". Sports Reference.
  3. ^ "Skating Champion". United Press International. Eau Claire Leader (Eau Claire, Wisconsin). January 21, 1969. p. 11.
  4. ^ Jackson, Jonathan. The Making of Slap Shot: Behind the Scenes of the Greatest Hockey Movie Ever. p. 134.
  5. ^ "NCAA selects Dr. Eric Zillmer for Olympic Sports Liaison Committee". Drexel Dragons. February 16, 2015. Archived from the original on May 31, 2016.
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