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Sonnhilde Hausschild-Kallus

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameSonnhilde•Hausschild-Kallus
Used nameSonnhilde•Hausschild-Kallus
Nick/petnamesSonni
Born1 September 1935 in Nassau, Frauenstein, Sachsen (GER)
Died20 June 2007 in Nassau, Frauenstein, Sachsen (GER)
AffiliationsSC Aufbau Klingenthal, Klingenthal (GER) / SC Dynamo Klingenthal, Klingenthal (GER)
NOC Germany
Ethnic nationGDR

Biography

Sonnhilde Hausschild from Klingenthal in East Germany, finished seventh with the mixed German 3x5 km cross-country relay team at the 1956 Cortina d’Ampezzo Winter Olympics. Four years later at Squaw Valley, she finished fifth, again in the relay, but under her married name Kallus. In the individual 10 km at the two Games, she finished 20th and 18th respectively. Hausschild-Kallus was the East German individual 10 km champion six times in 1955-59 and in 1962, and won the relay title with Klingenthal in 1957-60 and 1962. By profession she was a farmer.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) GER Sonnhilde Hausschild
10 kilometres, Women (Olympic) =20
3 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 7
1960 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) GER Sonnhilde Kallus
10 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 18
3 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 5