Katrin ZELLER

a.k.a. Kathl

Katrin ZELLER
Country
SLO
Germany
Born
Gender
Gender
Female
Zodiac
Zodiac
Pisces
Information
Residence: Oberstdorf
Equipment
Skis: Salomon
Bindings: Salomon
Boots: Salomon
Personal
Hobbies: Sport in general, cinema
SPORTS
Ski Club: SC Oberstdorf
National Coach: Jochen Behle
Personal Coach: Janko Neuber
Majorinjuries: 2003 tough problems with the back, intensiv theraphie, since 2005 significant recovery
  • START OF THE SPORTING CAREER

    • Katrin Zeller was the first time on skis at the age of 3. The Cross-Country courses of Oberstdorf/Rubi were just outside her home: “I was watching how the ski tourists tried to ski the short downhill part and mostly were not able to manage and eventually crashed. I wanted to do better.” Therefore she started with Cross-Country skiing.
    • In Oberstdorf she joined a local ski club

    CAREER

    • Katrin Zeller started competing in 1986
    • In 1999 Zeller took part in her first FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships and finished second in the relay
    • World Cup debut in December 1999 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER)
    • OPA Cup winner in 2006
    • First World Cup podium in Lahti 2008 (third place in the 10 km classic)
    • Just a week after she claimed her first victory in the Engadin Ski Marathon.
    • In 2009 at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Liberec, Zeller claimed her first medal, silver in the relay
    • One year later, at her first Winter Olympic Games she was a member of the silver relay team
    • Last season she cracked the top 10 in the FIS Tour de Ski again as she finished in 10th place
    • She is a universal skier being strong both in sprints and distance competitions 

    PERSONAL

    • She grew up on a farm in Rubi, close to Oberstdorf with her parents Monika and Alois and her younger sister Marion
    • Her favorite Cross-Country World Cup venue is in Lahti where she took her first podium spot
    • Katrin Zeller is employed by the national police
    • She has had tough back problems since the season 2003/2004 but after an intensive treatment in 2005 it has improved
    • She likes shopping, good dining and sports in general.