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KLUG Clara
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Germany   
Place of BirthMunich, GER
Height1.68 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Martin Hartl
Further Personal Information
Munich, GER
English, German
Higher education
Computer Science - Ludwig Maximilians University: Munich, GER
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried skiing at age five at a winter camp in Finsterau, Germany. She discovered cross-country skiing at age nine.
Club / Team
PSV Munchen: Germany
Name of coach
Martin Hartl [personal, guide], from 2012
Training Regime
She trains for 18 hours a week. Her sessions include running on a treadmill, tandem cycling, strength training, hiking, roller skiing and shooting.
Senior International Debut
Competing for
General Interest
Listening to audio books, playing the piano, ice skating, biking, hiking. (, 01 May 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two silver medals at the 2017 World Championships in Finsterau, Germany. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Martin Hartl. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The mind is one of the most important factors in the competition. If you are relaxed, without putting too much pressure on yourself, you can achieve more than you think." (, 01 May 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2018 she was named Junior Athlete of the Year in the Impaired and Deaf Sports category by the Stiftung Deutsche Sporthilfe [German Sports Aid Foundation]. (, 09 Oct 2018)

She was flag bearer for Germany at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 18 Mar 2018)
Other sports
She competed in both Para cross-country skiing and Para biathlon at the 2017 World Championships in Finsterau, Germany. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Jan 2019)
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 01 May 2018)
She has been almost completely blind since birth. (, 13 Sep 2017;, 13 Feb 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
6 2018 6km Individual - Visually Impaired 24:32.4
3 2018 10km Middle - Visually Impaired 47:45.4
3 2018 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 46:42.2
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014/2015 6km Individual - Visually Impaired 21:37.2
3 2016/2017 10km Middle - Visually Impaired 36:47.9
2 2016/2017 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 43:58.2
2 2016/2017 6km Individual - Visually Impaired 20:38.8
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014/2015 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
5 2014/2015 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 33:11.0
4 2014/2015 5km - Visually Impaired 18:01.7
5 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
4 2016/2017 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 28:49.3
  2016/2017 5km - Visually Impaired  DNS