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 52)
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.

Career[edit]

Leistner was a roller skater before taking up ice skating. In the 1981–82 season, she landed on the German senior national podium for the first time, taking the silver medal behind Manuela Ruben. Making her senior ISU Championship debut, she placed fifth at the 1982 European Championships in Lyon and fourth at the 1982 World Championships in Copenhagen.

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.

She represented West Germany (the Federal Republic of Germany and the Mannheimer ERC club.

Personal life[edit]

Claudia Leister was born in Ludwigshafen, Germany. She is married to Stefan Pfrengle, a German national pair skating champion. They have a daughter named Julia Pfrengle, who also competed in figure skating, and a son named Yannik.

Results[edit]

International
Event 80–81 81–82 82–83 83–84 84–85 85–86 86–87 87–88 88–89
Olympics 9th 6th
Worlds 4th 2nd 6th 6th 6th 4th 2nd
Europeans 5th 3rd 3rd 5th 4th 4th 1st
Skate America 2nd 1st
Skate Canada 2nd
Trophée de France 1st
NHK Trophy 4th 4th
National
German Champ. 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st

References[edit]

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