Friedrich "Fritz" Kachler ( January 1888, Vienna, Austria – 1973, Vienna) was a three-time World Figure Skating champion ( 1912, 1913 and 1923 ), succeeding Ulrich Salchow. He was silver medalist three times ( 1914, 1922 and 1925 ) and bronze medallist once ( 1911 ) as well.

A Mechanical engineer, he rose to become president of the Austrian Railways, after having been dismissed by the Nazis ( 1938-45 ). He did not believe that sport and nationalism should be mixed and therefore chose not participate in the Olympic Games of 1920 and 1924. He donated his time and expertise to train both Sonja Henie and later Cecilia Colledge to the world championship level. He is buried in the Eisenstaedter family grave (plot 12G) in the Doeblinger Cemetery, Vienna, with his wife Margarethe Eisenstaedter.

Competitive highlights Edit

Event 1911 1912 1913 1914 1922 1923 1925
World Championships 3rd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd

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