Dario Cologna

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Dario Cologna
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Personal information
Born (1986-03-11) March 11, 1986 (age 28)
Santa Maria Val Müstair, Switzerland
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Professional information
Club SC Val Müstair
Skis Fischer
World Cup
Seasons 2006–
Wins 11
Additional podiums 18
Total podiums 29
Overall titles 3 (2008–09, 2010–11, 2011–12)

Dario Cologna (born 11 March 1986) is a Swiss cross-country skier. He has three overall World Cup victories, three Olympic gold medals, one World Championships gold medal and three Tour de Ski victories in his career so far.

Athletic career[edit]

Cologna debuted in the FIS Cross-Country World Cup in Kuusamo in November 2006, and took his first points in Falun in March 2007. During the 2007–08 season, Cologna finished in the top ten four times and placed 37th overall.

In December 2008, Cologna took his first world cup podium finish with a second place in the 30-kilometre competition in La Clusaz. He went on to win the 2008–09 Tour de Ski in January 2009, finishing the final event almost a minute ahead of runner-up Petter Northug.[1] Cologna also won the overall 2008–09 World Cup with more than 100 points in front of the second place after placing 2 times first and other 3 times on the podium.

He finished the 2009–10 FIS Cross-Country World Cup fourth, winning a race and taking other two podiums. He also came in third in the 2009–10 Tour de Ski. In the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics he won the gold medal in the men's 15km freestyle event. Cologna is the first Swiss to win a cross-country skiing gold medal at the Winter Olympics.[2]

Cologna won the 2010–11 FIS Cross-Country World Cup with more than 300 points ahead of Petter Northug, who came second. In this season he won four races and took other six podiums, winning the 2010–11 Tour de Ski with 27 seconds ahead of Northug.

During the 2011–12 FIS Cross-Country World Cup season, Cologna won three races and took seven additional podium positions. On January 8, 2012 Cologna took his third Tour de Ski win in Val di Fiemme, winning the 2011–12 Tour de Ski. He finished more than a minute ahead of everyone else, with Marcus Hellner being second and Petter Northug third. With this performance, Cologna won his third Tour de Ski overall win, being the only male athlete to ever have done so. He also snatched the yellow jersey becoming world no. 1 in the 2011–12 FIS Cross-Country World Cup as of January 8, 2012.

At the World Championships 2013 in Val di Fiemme Cologna won the 30 km pursuit.

He won the 30 km skiathlon at the Sochi Olympics. Later in the games he successfully defended his title from the Vancouver Olympics in the 15 km race


Record[edit]

Individual victories[edit]

source:[3]

No Season Date Event Competition Level
1 2008–09 4 January 2009 Tour de Ski 102 km M World Cup
2 23 March 2009 Sweden Falun 40 km M World Cup
3 2009–10 15 February 2010 Canada Vancouver 15 km Freestyle 2010 Winter Olympics
4 2010–11 9 January 2011 Tour de Ski 102 km M World Cup
5 12 March 2011 Finland Lahti 20 km Skiathlon World Cup
6 2011–12 18 December 2011 Slovenia Rogla SP Freestyle Final World Cup
7 8 January 2012 Tour de Ski 110 km M World Cup
8 21 January 2012 Estonia Otepaa SP Classic Final World Cup
9 22 January 2012 Estonia Otepaa 15 km Classic World Cup
10 3 March 2012 Finland Lahti 30 km Skiathlon World Cup
11 18 March 2012 Sweden Falun 35 km M World Cup
12 2012–13 2 February 2013 Russia Sochi 30 km Skiathlon World Cup
13 23 February 2013 Italy Val di Fiemme 30 km Skiathlon World Championship
14 2013–14 9 February 2014 Russia Sochi 30 km Skiathlon 2014 Winter Olympics
15 2013–14 14 February 2014 Russia Sochi 15 km Classical 2014 Winter Olympics

Updated on 18 March 2013

Personal life[edit]

He is the older brother of Swiss skier Gianluca Cologna.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cologna, Kuitunen win Tour de Ski titles". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 5 January 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Dario Cologna takes gold in men's 15km cross country". BBC Sport. 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  3. ^ Dario Cologna FIS profile, 2013-03-20 
  4. ^ Meier, Stefan (13 March 2013). "Erste Punkte! Gianluca Cologna sprintet auf Platz 6" (in German). Blick. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Roger Federer
Swiss Sportsman of the Year
2013
Succeeded by
Incumbent