Charlotte Kalla

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Charlotte Kalla
Charlotte Kalla 2012.jpg
Charlotte Kalla (2012)
Full name Marina Charlotte Kalla
Born (1987-07-22) 22 July 1987 (age 27)
Tärendö, Norrbotten Sweden
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Ski club Piteå Elit
World Cup career
Seasons 2006–
Individual wins 4
Indv. podiums 26

Marina Charlotte Kalla, (born 22 July 1987) is a Swedish cross-country skier who has been competing at international level since the 2003-2004 season. She won a bronze medal in the 4 x 5 km relay at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 in Liberec, and a gold medal at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 10 km event in Falun.

On 6 January 2008, Kalla won the second edition of Tour de Ski in her debut in the event.[1]

On 6 May 2012, Kalla signed for Piteå Elit for the season 2012/13.[2]

2010 Winter Olympics[edit]

Kalla won the gold medal in the women's 10 km individual for Sweden at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, with a time of 24:58.4.[3][4] She also won a silver in the team sprint event with Anna Haag at those same games.[5]

2014 Winter Olympics[edit]

Kalla won a silver medal in the skiathlon event on 8 February in Sochi,[6] and another silver in the classical race on 13 February. In the 4 x 5 km women's relay race, held on February 15, she ran in the final leg and started third with a 25.7 sec lag behind the first place and a 19.9 lag behind the second place, but totally reduced the gap, and overtook her competitors in the final straight, giving Sweden the gold medal.[7]

World Cup victories[edit]

Charlotte Kalla (number 5, in the lead) in the quarterfinals of the 2007/2008 Tour de Ski in Prague.
Date Country Location Race
28 October 2007 Germany Düsseldorf Team sprint
(with Britta Norgren)
28 December 2007
– 6 January 2008
Czech Republic
Nove Mesto, Prag,
Asiago, Val di Fiemme
2007/2008 Tour de Ski
22 November 2008 Sweden Gällivare 10 km freestyle
5 February 2010 Canada Canmore 10 km freestyle
15 February 2015 Sweden Östersund 10 km freestyle

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   10 km 
 15 km 
 30 km 
 mass start 
 Sprint   4x5 km 
2007 19 5th 7th 4th
2009 21 8th 18th 6th 3rd
2011 23 11th 4th 4th 8th 2nd 1st
2013 25 7th 6th 11th 11th 2nd 2nd
2015 27 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd

Olympic results[edit]

  Year    Age   10 km 
 15 km 
 30 km 
 mass start 
 Sprint   4x5 km 
2010 22 1st 8th 6th 5th 2nd
2014 26 2nd 2nd 34th 1st

Other sports[edit]

On 17-18 April 2015 Kalla participated and placed second in Keb Classic, a ski mountaineering event in Kebnekaise, Sweden, with Emelie Forsberg and Josefina Wikberg.[8]


  1. ^ "Kalla vinnare i Tour de ski". Sydsvenskan (in Swedish). 25 January 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Sven-Erik P, 07 maj 2012 kl 8:41 Anmäl. "Kalla klar för Piteĺ Elit – Sport – Piteĺ-Tidningen". Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Charlotte Kalla Swedens First Winter Olympics Gold Medal at Vancouver
  4. ^ "Sweden's Charlotte Kalla secures cross country crown". BBC Sport. 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  5. ^ Olmos, Cecilia (22 February 2010). "German women’s team wins gold in cross country". The Toronto Observer. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Kalla wins Sweden's first medal at Sochi 2014". SR International – Radio Sweden. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Kalla brings the gold home for Sweden in ladies' relay". Fis-Ski. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  8. ^ "Resultat 2015" (in Swedish). Retrieved 14 May 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Charlotte Kalla at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Johan Olsson
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
(with Ida Ingemarsdotter, Emma Wikén & Anna Haag)
Succeeded by