Member, IOC Athletes’ Entourage Commission (2020 to Present)


National head coach of  women artistic gymnastics (2005 to Present), Deutscher Turner-Bund (Germany Gymnastics Association)


IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievement Award (2020)


Master Diploma of Sports – German Sport University, Cologne (1978)

Studies of Art & Education – University of Cologne (1978)

Certificate in Mental Coaching – ILS Hamburg (2015)


Appointed to the IOC AEC
Career Experience:

Since 1975 Ulla has been coaching athletes, starting in the regional center of Bergisch Gladbach. Ulla’s athletes have achieved over 35 international medals (juniors and seniors) including two Olympic medals (2008 and 2016).

Ulla’s trained gymnasts have featured at three Olympic Games (1992, 2004 and 2012) as well as winning medals in 2008 and 2016. Ulla has also had athletes making appearances at 14 European championships and 12 World Championships.

1990 – 2000: Chair, National Technical Committee of Artistic Gymnastics

2005 – Present: National Head coach of artistic gymnastics (women), Germany

2012 – Present: Member, Coaches Commission of the German Olympic Sport Confederation (DOSB)


IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievement Award


“Conception of education programs for young athletes.”
Rahmentrainingkonzeption Deutscher Turner-Bund Turnen Frauen – 1992

“Beam conception” – 2013

“Conception of education program for young athletes / competitive sports.”
Rahmentrainingskonzeption Deutscher Turner-Bund Turnen Frauen – 2017


Awards & Distinctions:

Equal Opportunity Award of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) (2016)
IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievement Award (2020)

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