Claudia Pechstein

Claudia Pechstein

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Claudia Pechstein is a Professional German Speed Skater. Claudia Pechstein was able to win five Olympic gold medals in four different Olympics, and also two silvers as well as two bronzes. She was one of the most successful Olympic speed skaters and also the most successful German Winter Olympian of all time.

Birth Facts and Education

Claudia Pechstein was born on February 22, 1972, in East Berlin, East Germany. She is 49 years old and is under the zodiac sign, Pisces. She holds German nationality.

Her father’s name is Andreas Pechstein and her mother’s name is Monika Pechstein. However, information regarding Claudia’s siblings, cousins, grandparents, and any other family members is not available at the moment. However, she seems to be close with her family members. It’s just that he wants to keep her personal and family member’s life private and away from the limelight which is why she doesn’t talk about them much in front of the camera.

Regarding Claudia’s educational background and qualifications, the name of the educational institutions she attended is unknown as of now. However, considering Pechstein’s age, she must have graduated from both high school and university until and unless she is a dropout.

Claudia Pechstein

Caption: Claudia Pechstein winning the event (Source: DW)

Career and Professional Life

Claudia Pechstein is a Professional Speed Skater who has been to many competitions representing Germany in the events. She was able to win a world record on the 5000 m track with the time 6:46.91 achieved on the Utah Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City. But her world record was beaten by Martina Sablikova on the same oval five years later. Claudia Pechstein is also a sergeant in the German Federal Police as well as trains at the force’s sports training center at Bad Endorf.

Likewise, Claudia is the first female Winter Olympian to win medals in five consecutive Olympics from the year 1992 to the year 2006. She also was able to win the gold medal in the women’s 5000 meters race in three consecutive Olympics in the years 1994, 1998, and 2002, with bronze in the first in the year 1992 and the silver medal in the fifth in 2006. Moreover, she was able to win three medals, gold in the year 2002, silver in 1998, and bronze in 1994, in the 3000 meters.

Pechstein was able to win her fifth Olympic gold medal in the team pursuit at the 2006 Winter Olympics. However, she missed the 2010 Vancouver Games. But later on, she was able to make her sixth Olympic appearance at the 2014 Sochi Games. She finished fourth in the 3000 meters and fifth in the 5000 meters in the event. She then appeared in Pyeongchang Games in the year 2018.

Claudia Pechstein

Caption: Claudia Pechstein skating in the event (Source: Britannica)

Two-Year Ban

The International Skating Union accused Claudia Pechstein of blood doping and banned her from all competitions for two years after the World Championships in Norway in February 2009. However, she denied that she had doped. Later on, she was allowed to participate in a single 3000 m race in Salt Lake City as she asked the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland for an injunction. After some time, it was confirmed that Claudia’s blood dopped and got banned from all competitions for two years.

Relationship Status

Claudia Pechstein tied the knot with Marcus Bucklitsch. Other than this, no information is available related to her personal and loving relationship. However, according to some resources, they have already separated. And, even when we focus on Claudia’s past relationships, no information has come forward until now. However, it seems as  Pechstein wants to keep her personal life private and definitely away from the limelight.

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Caption: Claudia Pechstein with her husband, Marcus Bucklitsch (Source: Getty Images)

Body Measurements

Claudia Pechstein has a height of 5 feet 7 inches but her weight is not available. Also, her other body measurements are not available as well. Moreover, Pechstein has light green eyes and blonde hair.

Social Media and Net Worth

Claudia Pechstein is not active on any social media platforms and doesn’t own any social accounts. As she has kept her personal life private, she might have wanted to stay away from the social world.

According to idolnetworth, Claudia Pechstein has a net worth of $9 million and her main income source is her career of being a skater.