German former pair skater who, along with partner Ria Baran, won gold at the 1952 Olympic Games and back-to-back World Figure Skating Championships in 1951 and 1952.
He was born in the city of Dortmund and skated for the team Dusseldorfer EG.
He was disallowed from competing internationally until 1951 due to a worldwide ban on German athletes following World War II.
He married his longtime figure skating partner Ria Baran.
He and American Dick Button both won gold medals at the 1952 Olympic Games.