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
Representing  Germany
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2002 Salt Lake City 4 × 5 km
Gold medal – first place 2010 Vancouver Team sprint
Silver medal – second place 2006 Turin Individual sprint
Silver medal – second place 2006 Turin 4 × 5 km
Silver medal – second place 2010 Vancouver 4 x 5 km relay
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Sochi 4 x 5 km relay
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2003 Val di Fiemme 4 x 5 km
Silver medal – second place 2003 Val di Fiemme Individual sprint
Silver medal – second place 2007 Sapporo Team sprint
Silver medal – second place 2007 Sapporo 4 x 5 km
Silver medal – second place 2009 Liberec 4 x 5 km

Claudia Nystad (née Künzel, born 1 February 1978) is a German top-level woman cross country skier. She was born in Zschopau, East Germany, and 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]

References[edit]

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

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