Claudia Leistner

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Claudia Leistner
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Leistner in 2010
Personal information
Country represented  West Germany
Born (1965-04-15) 15 April 1965 (age 50)
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Former coach Günter Zöller
Ondrej Nepela
Martin Skotnicky

Claudia Pfrengle (née Leistner, born 15 April 1965) is a German former figure skater. She is a two-time World silver medalist and the 1989 European champion.


Leistner was born in Ludwigshafen, Germany and was initially a roller skater but later took up ice skating. With her outstanding jumping ability, she went on to become European champion in 1989 and a two-time silver medalist at the World Championships (1983 and 1989). She trained in Mannheim, initially being coached by Günter Zöller and later by Ondrej Nepela and Martin Skotnicky. At national level she represented the Mannheimer ERC club and internationally she skated for West Germany (the Federal Republic of Germany).

Personal life[edit]

Claudia Leister is married to Stefan Pfrengle, a former German national pair champion. The couple have a daughter named Julia Pfrengle and a son named Yannik. Julia is also a figure skater and is the 2009 German Junior champion.


Event 1980–81 1981–82 1982–83 1983–84 1984–85 1985–86 1986–87 1987–88 1988–89
Winter Olympic Games 9th 6th
World Championships 4th 2nd 6th 6th 6th 4th 2nd
European Championships 5th 3rd 3rd 5th 4th 4th 1st
Skate America 2nd 1st
Skate Canada International 2nd
Trophée de France 1st
NHK Trophy 4th 4th
German Championships 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st


  • Deutsche Eislauf Union (DEU) [1]
  • Eissportmagazin (several issues) [2]
  • Pirouette (several Issues) [3]
  • Results: ISU