Claudia Leistner (FRG) - 1988 Skate America, Ladies' Free Skate

Claudia Leistner (FRG) - 1988 Skate America, Ladies' Free Skate

Free skate at Skate America 1988.

Claudia Leistner, married named Pfrengle, (born April 15 1965 in Ludwigshafen, Germany) is a German figure skater. She is the 1989 European Champion.


She was initially a roller-skater but later took up ice-skating. With her outstanding jumping ability she made an impressive debut on the international scene, going 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. At the national level she represented the Mannheimer ERC club and internationally she skated for West Germany (the Federal Republic of Germany).

Claudia Leister is married to Stefan Pfrengle, a former German national champion in pair figure skating. The couple have a daughter named Julia Pfrengle and a son named Yannik. Julia is also a figure-skater, trains at the Mannheimer ERC and is the German Novice Champion 2007 + 2008 and the German Junior Champion 2009.

Results Edit

Event 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89
Winter Olympic Games 9th 6th
World Championships 4th 2nd 6th 6th 6th 4th 2nd
European Championships 5th 3rd 3rd 5th 4th 5th 1st
German Championships 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
Skate America 2nd 1st
Skate Canada International 2nd
Trophée de France 1st
NHK Trophy 4th 4th


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