Barbara Petzold

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameBarbara•Petzold (-Beyer)
Used nameBarbara•Petzold
Born8 August 1955 in Oberwiesenthal, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements157 cm / 48 kg
AffiliationsSC Traktor Oberwiesenthal, Oberwiesenthal (GER)
NOC East Germany

Biography

Barbara Petzold became the first German cross-country Olympic Champion in 1980 in the 10 km and relay, after winning a relay bronze in 1976. She won four medals at the World Championships: silvers in 1974 in the 10 km and relay, in 1978 in the relay, and a bronze in the 1982 relay. Petzold won nine East German individual titles: 5 km (1981), 10 km (1977 and 1981), and 20 km (1974-75 , 1977-80), and six relay titles: 1973, 1975, 1977-78, 1980 and 1982. She married cyclist Lutz Beyer, makes her living as a lawyer, and is still active as a cross-country judge in the Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) GDR Barbara Petzold
5 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 11
10 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 7
4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) East Germany 3 Bronze
1980 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) GDR Barbara Petzold
5 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 4
10 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) East Germany 1 Gold

Special Notes