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Clara Klug

Nordic Skiing


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Martin Hartl

Further personal information

Munich, GER
English, German
Higher education
Computer Science - Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich: Germany

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
Ralf Rombach [national], GER; Martin Hartl [personal, guide], from 2012
Training Regime
She incorporates yoga and meditation into her training schedule.

International debut

Competing for

General interest

Listening to audio books, playing the piano, ice skating, biking, hiking. (, 01 May 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach and guide Martin Hartl. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
She had to pull out of the 2021 World Cup event in Planica, Slovenia, after falling and losing consciousness on the first day of competition. (, 09 Mar 2021)
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 2019 World Championships in Prince George, BC, Canada. (SportsDeskOnline, 25 Nov 2021)
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)
Other information
Martin Hartl is both her coach and her guide. "During [northern hemisphere] summertime he is mostly my coach, of course he is also guiding me but still he's all the time my coach. During the competitions he is 100% my guide. And after the competitions he switches to coach mode, right away. For me it's really helpful to have coach and guide together in one person. I guess for him sometimes it can be really stressful but he manages well. I am really glad it's that way." (, 04 Mar 2021)


Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Short Distance VI Race 1 2015-01-24 6
Women's Sprint - Classic VI Race 1 2015-01-28 6
Women's Middle Distance - Classic VI Race 1 2015-01-31 4
Mixed Relay Final 2015-02-01 5
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Middle Distance VI Final 2017-02-11 3
Women's Sprint - Free Style VI Final 2017-02-12 5
Women's Long Distance VI Final 2017-02-14 2
Mixed Relay Final 2017-02-15 4
Women's Sprint VI Final 2017-02-18 2
Women's Middle Distance - Free Style VI Final 2017-02-19 9999
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-10 6
Women's 10km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-13 3
Women's 12.5km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-16 3
Prince George 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships (Prince George, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Middle Distance VI Final 2019-02-16 1
Women's Middle Distance - Free Style VI Final 2019-02-17 3
Women's Sprint - Free Style VI Final 2019-02-18 3
Women's Sprint VI Final 2019-02-20 1
Women's Long Distance VI Final 2019-02-21 1