Charlotte Kalla

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Charlotte Kalla
Charlotte Kalla 2012.jpg
Charlotte Kalla (2012)
Personal information
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)
Professional information
Club Piteå Elit
Skis Fischer
World Cup
Seasons 2006–present
Wins 4
Additional podiums 20
Total podiums 24
Updated on 2014-03-02.

Marina Charlotte Kalla (born 22 July 1987) is a Swedish cross-country skier who has been competing since 2004. She won a bronze medal in the 4 x 5 km relay at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 in Liberec. Her best individual finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was fifth in the 10 km event at Sapporo in 2007.

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] After the Olympics Pajala Airport changed its name to "Kalla International Airport".

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
Italy
Nove Mesto, Prag,
Asiago, Val di Fiemme
2007/2008 Tour de Ski
22 November 2008 Sweden Gällivare 10 km freestyle
15 February 2010 Canada Canmore 10 km freestyle

References[edit]

  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". Pitea-tidningen.se. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  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. 

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