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NIKOLEITZIK Claudia
Sport Para athletics
NPC Germany   
GenderWomen
Age28
Place of BirthSaarlouis, FRG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Ataxia
Classification
T36, F36
Further Personal Information
Residence
Püttlingen, GER
Languages
German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2003.
Club / Team
TV Puttlingen: Germany
Name of coach
Evi Raubuch
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Germany
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Espoo, FIN
General Interest
Most influential person in career
German sprinter Verena Sailer. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do your best." (Athlete, 10 Feb 2011)
Awards and honours
She was named Athlete of the Year in Saarland, Germany in 2008 and 2012, and was nominated again in 2016. (saarsportler-des-jahres.de, 27 Nov 2012; magazin-forum.de, 11 Nov 2016)

In 2008 she was decorated with the Silberne Lorbeerblatt [Silver Bay Laurel Leaf] Award. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2011)
Famous relatives
Her younger sister Nicole is also a Para athlete, and competed at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She finished 10th in the long jump, as well as competing alongside her sister in the 4x100m relay final. (deutsche-paralympische-mannschaft.de, 01 Nov 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2008 200m T36 31.48
2 2008 100m T36 15.00
3 2012 200m T36 32.08
  2012 4 x 100m Relay T35-38  DSQ
3 2012 100m T36 14.88
2 2016 100m T36 14.64
3 2016 200m T36 31.13
4 2016 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 56.04
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2006 100m T36 15.02
2 2006 200m T36 32.17
3 2011 200m T36 31.93
4 2011 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 58.49
4 2011 100m T36 15.13
2 2013 200m T36 31.69
1 2013 100m T36 15.48
2 2015 200m T36 30.53
3 2015 100m T36 14.73
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 200m T36 32.26
2 2014 100m T36 15.36
3 2014 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 59.54
9 2016 200m T38 31.08
8 2016 100m T38 14.91