My mother Gundi Busch who became World champion in figure skating 1954, has left us today 31st.of January 2014, at the age of 78 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Gundula (”Gundi”) Busch (born April 29, 1935 in Milano, Italy) is a German figure skater and coach. She was the first World champion ladies’ singles champion representing Germany.
Busch is a daughter of a German businessman. The family moved from Milano from Harlem, Netherlands 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.
She finished her amateur skating career and took an offer of the ice revue 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 later worked there during many years as a figure skating coach, but retired from coaching, and now left behind her son Peter.
Gundi Busch 1935-04-29 – 2014-01-31