Tanja Žakelj

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Tanja Žakelj
Tanja Zakelj mtb olympic 2012.jpg
Personal information
Full name Tanja Žakelj
Born (1988-09-15) September 15, 1988 (age 25)
Kranj, Slovenia
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight 51 kg (112 lb)
Team information
Discipline Mountain bike racing
Role Rider
Rider type Cross-country
Major wins
- European Champion - junior (2006)
- World Champion - junior (2006)
- World Champion - under 23 (2008)
- European Champion (2013)
- Overall World Cup Winner (2013)
- European Champion (2014)

Tanja Žakelj (born 15 September 1988) is a Slovenian racing cyclist, holder of multiple world- and European champion titles. She was born in Kranj.[1] She competed in mountain biking at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She is the current (2013) European Champion and overall World Cup Winner.

Most notable achievements:

  • Olympic games:
    • 10th place, London 2012
  • World Championship:
    • 1st place, junior, Rotoura 2006
    • 1st place, under 23, Val di Sole 2008
    • 3rd place, junior, Livigno 2005
    • 4th place, under 23, Mont St. Anne 2010
    • 5th place, Pietermaritzburg 2013
  • European Championship:
    • 1st place, Bern 2013
    • 1st place, St. Wendel 2014
    • 1st place, junior, Chies D'Alpago 2006
    • 2nd place, under 23, St. Wendel 2008
    • 3rd place, under 23, Haifa 2010
    • 3rd place, Dohnany 2011
  • World Cup:
    • 1st place, Val di Sole 2013
    • 1st place, Nove Mesto 2013
    • 1st place, under 23, Windham 2010
    • 2nd place, Windham 2014
    • 2nd place, under 23, Houffalize 2010
    • 3rd place, Mont Sainte Anne 2013
    • 4th place, Albstadt 2014
    • 4th place, Albstadt 2013
    • 5th place, Cairns 2014
    • 5th place, Andorra 2013
    • 6th place, Mont St. Anne 2014
    • 6th place, Hofjell 2013
    • 9th place, Offenburg 2011
    • 9th place, Mont St. Anne 2011
    • 10th place, Windham 2010
    • overall World Cup Winner 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tanja Žakelj". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 12 August 2012.