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Leistner in 2010
|Country represented||West Germany|
|Born||15 April 1965|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in)|
|Former coach||Günter Zöller |
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.
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.
|Trophée de France||1st|
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