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Barbara Petzold

Full name: Barbara Petzold (-Beyer)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-1.5 (157 cm)
Weight: 106 lbs (48 kg)
Born: August 8, 1955 in Oberwiesenthal, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Traktor Oberwiesenthal, Oberwiesenthal (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

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 Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 20 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Women's 5 kilometres East Germany GDR 11
1976 Winter 20 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Women's 10 kilometres East Germany GDR 7
1976 Winter 20 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Women's 4 × 5 kilometres Relay East Germany GDR 3 Bronze
1980 Winter 24 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Women's 5 kilometres East Germany GDR 4
1980 Winter 24 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Women's 10 kilometres East Germany GDR 1 Gold
1980 Winter 24 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Women's 4 × 5 kilometres Relay East Germany GDR 1 Gold

Women's 5 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Winter 20 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing East Germany Final Standings 11 16:42.44
1980 Winter 24 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing East Germany Final Standings 4 15:23.62

Women's 10 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R
1976 Winter 20 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing East Germany Final Standings 7 31:12.20 16:57.62 5
1980 Winter 24 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing East Germany Final Standings 1 30:31.54 16:29.10 1

Women's 4 × 5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1976 Winter 20 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing East Germany GDR Final Standings 3 17:01.71 52:50.87 3
1980 Winter 24 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing East Germany GDR Final Standings 1 15:22.71 1-02:11.10 1
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