Claudia Nystad

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Claudia Nystad
Claudia Nystad bei der Olympia-Einkleidung Erding 2014 (Martin Rulsch) 09.jpg
Country Germany
Born (1978-02-01) 1 February 1978 (age 41)
Zschopau, East Germany
Ski clubWSC Erzgebierge Oberwiesenthal
World Cup career
Seasons19982010, 20142015
Individual wins4
Team wins7
Indiv. podiums26
Team podiums26
Indiv. starts232
Team starts45
Overall titles0 – (5th in 2005)
Discipline titles0

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.

Cross-country skiing results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[1]

Olympic Games[edit]

  • 6 medals – (2 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)
 Year   Age   10 km 
individual
 15 km 
mass start
 Pursuit  30 km   Sprint   4 × 5 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2002 24 26 55 4 Gold N/A
2006 28 17 N/A 18 6 Silver Silver
2010 32 16 N/A Silver Gold
2014 36 N/A 42 34 Bronze

World Championships[edit]

  • 5 medals – (1 gold, 4 silver)
 Year   Age   10 km  15 km  Pursuit  30 km  Sprint   4 × 5 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2001 23 17 27 CNX[a] 14 4 N/A
2003 25 11 19 Silver Gold N/A
2005 27 N/A 10 6 14 4 4
2007 29 15 N/A 17 26 Silver Silver
2009 31 N/A DNF 22 18 Silver
2015 37 42 N/A
a. 1 Cancelled due to extremely cold weather.

World Cup[edit]

Season standings[edit]

 Season   Age  Season standings Ski Tour standings
Overall Distance Long Distance Middle Distance Sprint Nordic
Opening
Tour de
Ski
World Cup
Final
1998 20 NC N/A NC N/A N/A N/A N/A
1999 21 NC N/A NC N/A N/A N/A N/A
2000 22 71 N/A NC 51 N/A N/A N/A
2001 23 23 N/A N/A N/A 9 N/A N/A N/A
2002 24 41 N/A N/A N/A 23 N/A N/A N/A
2003 25 7 N/A N/A N/A 7 N/A N/A N/A
2004 26 7 6 N/A N/A 10 N/A N/A N/A
2005 27 5 7 N/A N/A 5 N/A N/A N/A
2006 28 7 9 N/A N/A 8 N/A N/A N/A
2007 29 13 15 N/A N/A 14 N/A 19 N/A
2008 30 8 5 N/A N/A 13 N/A 6 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
2009 31 13 14 N/A N/A 21 N/A 16 7
2010 32 43 31 N/A N/A 31 N/A DNF
2014 36 38 27 N/A N/A 67 36 19 DNF
2015 37 50 34 N/A N/A 65 17 DNF N/A

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 4 victories – (2 WC, 2 SWC)
  • 26 podiums – (21 WC, 5 SWC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1 2000–01 4 February 2001 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 1.0 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
2 2002–03 23 November 2002 Sweden Kiruna, Sweden 5 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
3 11 December 2002 Italy Clusone, Italy 1.4 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
4 2003–04 23 November 2002 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 10 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
5 6 December 2003 Italy Toblach, Italy 15 km Mass Start F World Cup 3rd
6 21 December 2003 Austria Ramsau, Austria 7.5 km + 7.5 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 3rd
7 10 January 2004 Estonia Otepää, Estonia 15 km Mass Start C World Cup 1st
8 17 January 2004 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
9 24 February 2004 Norway Trondheim, Norway 1.5 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
10 2004–05 4 Decemeer 2004 Switzerland Bern, Switzerland 0.8 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
11 16 January 2005 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 1.2 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
12 22 January 2005 Italy Pragelato, Italy 7.5 km + 7.5 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 3rd
13 2005–06 26 November 2005 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 10 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
14 11 December 2005 Canada Vernon, Canada 1.3 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
15 17 December 2005 Canada Canmore, Canada 15 km Mass Start C World Cup 3rd
16 30 December 2005 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 1.2 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
17 21 January 2006 Germany Oberstdorf, Germany 7.5 km + 7.5 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 2nd
18 2006–07 21 January 2007 Russia Rybinsk, Russia 1.2 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
19 2007–08 1 January 2008 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 10 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 3rd
20 5 January 2008 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 10 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 3rd
21 6 January 2008 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 9 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 3rd
22 8 March 2008 Norway Oslo, Norway 30 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
23 14 March 2008 Italy Bormio, Italy 2.5 km Individual F World Cup 1st
24 16 March 2008 Italy Bormio, Italy 10 km Pursuit F World Cup 3rd
25 2008–09 27 December 2008 Germany Oberhof, Germany 2.8 km Individual F Stage World Cup 1st
26 20 March 2009 Sweden Falun, Sweden 2.5 km Individual F Stage World Cup 1st

Team podiums[edit]

  • 7 victories – (4 RL, 3 TS)
  • 26 podiums – (17 RL, 9 TS)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1  2001–02  10 March 2002 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Henkel / Bauer / Sachenbacher
2  2002–03  24 November 2002 Sweden Kiruna, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Henkel / Bauer / Sachenbacher
3 8 December 2002 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Henkel / Bauer / Sachenbacher
4 19 January 2003 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Bauer / Henkel / Sachenbacher
5 26 January 2003 Germany Oberhof, Germany 6 × 1.5 km Team Sprint F World Cup 2nd Henkel
6 14 February 2003 Italy Asiago, Italy 6 × 1.4 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Sachenbacher
7 23 March 2003 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Henkel / Bauer / Sachenbacher
8  2003–04  26 October 2003 Germany Düsseldorf, Germany 6 × 0.8 km Team Sprint F World Cup 2nd Disl
9 23 November 2003 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Henkel / Böhler / Sachenbacher
10 7 December 2003 Italy Toblach, Italy 6 × 1.2 km Team Sprint F World Cup 2nd Sachenbacher
11 14 December 2003 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Böhler / Henkel / Sachenbacher
12 11 January 2004 Estonia Otepää, Estonia 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Henkel / Bauer / Sachenbacher
13 7 February 2004 France La Clusaz, France 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Henkel / Bauer / Reschwam Schulze
14 15 February 2004 Germany Oberstdorf, Germany 6 × 0.8 km Team Sprint F World Cup 2nd Sachenbacher
15  2004–05  21 November 2004 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Böhler / Sachenbacher / Reschwam Schulze
16 5 December 2004 Switzerland Bern, Switzerland 6 × 1.1 km Team Sprint F World Cup 2nd Böhler
17 12 December 2004 Italy Lago di Tesero, Italy 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Henkel / Böhler / Sachenbacher
18 23 January 2005 Italy Pragelato, Italy 6 × 1.2 km Team Sprint C World Cup 1st Bauer
19  2005–06  20 November 2005 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Henkel / Böhler / Sachenbacher-Stehle
20 18 March 2006 Japan Sapporo, Japan 6 × 0.8 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Sachenbacher-Stehle
21  2006–07  19 November 2006 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Henkel / Zeller / Sachenbacher-Stehle
22 17 December 2006 France La Clusaz, France 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Böhler / Bauer / Sachenbacher-Stehle
23 25 March 2007 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Bauer / Böhler / Sachenbacher-Stehle
24  2007–08  25 November 2007 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Böhler / Zeller / Sachenbacher-Stehle
25 24 February 2008 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Böhler / Zeller / Sachenbacher-Stehle
26  2008–09  21 December 2008 Germany Düsseldorf, Germany 6 × 0.8 km Team Sprint F World Cup 3rd Böhler

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.[2]

Honours and awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athlete : NYSTAD Claudia". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  2. ^ FIS Newsflash 135. July 11, 2007.

External links[edit]

Media related to Claudia Nystad at Wikimedia Commons