Claudia Nystad

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Claudia Nystad
Claudia Nystad bei der Olympia-Einkleidung Erding 2014 (Martin Rulsch) 09.jpg
Nystad in 2014.
Medal record
Women's cross country skiing
Competitor for  Germany
Olympic Games
Gold 2002 Salt Lake City 4 × 5 km
Gold 2010 Vancouver Team sprint
Silver 2006 Turin Individual sprint
Silver 2006 Turin 4 × 5 km
Silver 2010 Vancouver 4 x 5 km relay
Bronze 2014 Sochi 4 x 5 km relay
World Championships
Gold 2003 Val di Fiemme 4 x 5 km
Silver 2003 Val di Fiemme Individual sprint
Silver 2007 Sapporo Team sprint
Silver 2007 Sapporo 4 x 5 km
Silver 2009 Liberec 4 x 5 km

Claudia Nystad (née Künzel, born 1 February 1978, in Zschopau, East Germany) is a German top-level woman cross country skier. She represents the sports club WSC Erzgebirge Oberwiesenthal. Besides her civilian sports career, she serves as a sports soldier with the German Federal Armed Forces.

Career achievements[edit]

Personal life[edit]

On June 27, 2005, Künzel married Trond Nystad from Norway, ex-coach of the American cross-country ski team.

In the summer of 2007, Künzel donated her gold medal from the 2002 Winter Olympics to benefit the 'Hansel und Gretel' foundation (Hansel and Gretel in German) committed to helping abused children.[1]

Honours and awards[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.


  1. ^ FIS Newsflash 135. July 11, 2007.

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