Barbara Petzold

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Barbara Petzold
Medal record
Women's cross-country skiing
Representing  East Germany
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1980 Lake Placid 10 km
Gold medal – first place 1980 Lake Placid 4 x 5 km
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Innsbruck 4 x 5 km
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1974 Falun 10 km
Silver medal – second place 1974 Falun 4 x 5 km
Silver medal – second place 1978 Lahti 4 x 5 km
Bronze medal – third place 1982 Oslo 4 x 5 km

Barbara Petzold (born August 8, 1955) is a former East German Cross-country skier who competed during the 1970s and early 1980s. She won two gold medals at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid in the 10 km and the 4 x 5 km, and a bronze in the 4 x 5 km at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck.

Petzold also won four medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, earning three silvers (1974: 10 km, 4 x 5 km; 1978: 4 x 5 km) and one bronze (1982: 4 x 5 km).

She was a member of the East German legislature or Volkskammer.

She is sometimes listed as Barbara Petzold-Beyer in the results.

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