Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen

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Astrid Jacobsen
JACOBSEN Astrid Uhrenholdt Tour de Ski 2010.jpg
Full nameAstrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen
Born (1987-01-22) 22 January 1987 (age 31)
Trondheim, Norway
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Ski clubIL Heming
World Cup career
Seasons2005–
Individual wins5
Indiv. podiums36

Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen (born 22 January 1987) is a Norwegian cross-country skier. She skis with the IL Heming club in Oslo, near Holmenkollen.[1] Her greatest achievement is winning the gold medal in sprint at the 2007 World Championships.

Career[edit]

Before 2006/07 season[edit]

Prior to the 2006/07 season Jacobsen had competed in five World Cup events, three sprint races and two pursuits. One sprint in Drammen in the 2004/05 season and the rest at the end of the 2005/06 season. Her best result in those races was a 10th place in the freestyle sprint in Changchun, China where she lost in the semi final, having had the third best qualifying time. She also achieved another top twenty finish by finishing 17th in the classic sprint in Drammen (2005/06), after qualifying in 15th position.[2] Jacobsen finished the 2005/06 season in 64th place overall and 35th in the sprint, gaining 40 points.[3]

Astrid Jacobsen has competed in two Junior World Championships, in the 2004/2005 Championships held in Rovaniemi, Finland she won a silver in the sprint, behind fellow countrywoman Kari Vikhagen Gjeitnes, and ahead of Swedish Ida Ingemarsdotter.[4] Then in the 2005/06 Championships in Kranj, Slovenia Jacobsen won two gold medals. The first in the sprint, ahead of Russian Natalia Matveeva, and Norwegian Celine Brun-Lie.,[5] after qualifying in first place.[6] The second gold was in a 5 km classical style race, winning in a time of 13:57.9, 18.4 seconds ahead of Eva Nývltová, and 32.7 seconds ahead of Charlotte Kalla.[7] She also competed in the pursuit two days later, but finished in 35th place, in a time of 31:26.7, 2:14.5 behind winner Kalla.[8]

She also competed in two Scandinavian Cup races (2005/06), a pursuit and a sprint, and became fifth and eighth respectively.[9] Jacobsen has one National Championship medal, a silver, which she won in January 2005. She became third in the qualifying, and lost to Marit Bjørgen, and ahead of Ella Gjømle, who was third.[10]

2006/07 season[edit]

Jacobsen has competed in three of the four opening races of the 2006/07 season. In the sprint in Düsseldorf she finished in 25th position.[11] A month later she achieved her highest ever World Cup finish, becoming fourth in the classic sprint, losing to Petra Majdič, Virpi Kuitunen, and Marit Bjørgen in the final. The day after she became 35th in the classic 10 km race, in a time of 30:29.5, 2:28.3 behind winner Kuitunen.[12] Jacobsen currently is in 18th position in the World Cup standings, and 9th in the sprint standings.[13]

Her placements in the world cup were good enough to be selected for the Norwegian sprint team to the World Championships in Sapporo where she won her first international title in the sprint event. She also won bronze medals in the team sprint (with Marit Bjørgen) and the 4 x 5 km.

2007/08 season[edit]

Astrid Jasobsen (numberless) at Tour de Ski in Prague in 2007

After two second places in Kuusamo, Jacobsen retrieved her first world cup in Rybinsk December 15. by winning a 15 km freestyle. Altogether, Jacobsen had 2 wins and 6 podiums this season, placing her second overall behind Virpi Kuitunen.

2008/09 season[edit]

After the 2007/08 season, Jacobsen was struck by injuries as well as loss of motivation. Therefore, she lost the early season. She returned to the world cup at the beginning of Tour de Ski, where she placed tenth in the opening prologue. Unfortunately, she fell ill just before the final race, causing her to give up the Tour. She was absent from the world cup after Tour de Ski as well, choosing training for the World Championship instead of competing. However, the championship ended as a big disappointment for Jacobsen, placing 20, 37, 35 in the three first individual events. Her best performance was a fifth place in team sprint along with junior Ingvild Flugstad Østberg. After these poor performances, Jacobsen chose to leave the championship. She fractured her jaw, elbow and back in a cycling accident in June 2009.[14]

2010 Winter Olympics[edit]

At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Jacobsen finished fifth in the team sprint and seventh in the individual sprint event.

2010/11 season[edit]

In July 2010 Jacobsen fell and dislocated a shoulder while training on roller skis. She treated herself immediately to repair the damage and soon recovered.[15] At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011 at Holmenkollen in Oslo, Jacobsen was selected for the Team Sprint with her teammate Maiken Caspersen Falla. The pair took Bronze behind the Swedish and Finnish teams.

2013 season[edit]

In 2013 Jacobsen had an early success, gaining 2nd place in the Tour de Ski on January 6. She thanked her mother, Dr Britt Uhrenholdt Jacobsen, for suggesting during the previous summer that her daughter might be suffering from a gluten allergy, which tests then proved to be correct. Jacobsen described this diagnosis as very important for her future career.[16]

World Cup podiums[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[17]

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 5 victories – (4 SWC, 1 SWC)
  • 36 podiums – (19 WC, 17 SWC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1 2006–07 28 January 2007 Estonia Otepää, Estonia 1.0 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd
2 2007–08 1 December 2007 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 1.2 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd
3 2 December 2007 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
4 15 December 2007 Russia Rybinsk, Russia 15 km Mass Start F World Cup 1st
5 16 December 2007 Russia Rybinsk, Russia 1.2 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
6 23 January 2008 Canada Canmore, Canada 1.2 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd
7 10 February 2008 Estonia Otepää, Estonia 1.2 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd
8 16 February 2008 Czech Republic Liberec, Czech Republic 7.6 km Individual F World Cup 1st
9 23 February 2008 Sweden Falun, Sweden 7.5 km + 7.5 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 1st
10 5 March 2008 Norway Drammen, Norway 1.0 km Sprint C World Cup 3rd
11 14 March 2008 Italy Bormio, Italy 2.5 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
12 2010–11 26 November 2010 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 1.2 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 3rd
13 31 December 2010 Germany Oberhof, Germany 2.5 km Individual F Stage World Cup 3rd
14 2 January 2011 Germany Oberstdorf, Germany 1.2 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 3rd
15 13 March 2011 Finland Lahti, Finland 1.4 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd
16 20 March 2011 Sweden Falun, Sweden 10 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 2nd
17 2011–12 31 January 2011 Germany Oberstdorf, Germany 1.2 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 3rd
18 3 January 2012 Italy Toblach, Italy 3 km Individual C Stage World Cup 3rd
19 7 March 2012 Norway Drammen, Norway 1.2 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd
20 2012–13 4 January 2013 Italy Toblach, Italy 3 km Individual C Stage World Cup 3rd
21 2013–14 28 December 2013 Germany Oberhof, Germany 3 km Individual F Stage World Cup 2nd
22 31 December 2013 Switzerland Lenzerheide, Switzerland 1.5 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 2nd
23 1 January 2014 Switzerland Lenzerheide, Switzerland 10 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 2nd
24 3 January 2014 Italy Cortina/Toblach, Italy 15 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 1st
25 4 January 2014 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 5 km Individual C Stage World Cup 2nd
26 5 January 2014 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 9 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 2nd
27 28 December 2013
– 5 January 2014
GermanySwitzerlandItaly Tour de Ski Overall Standings World Cup 2nd
28  2014–15  23 January 2015 Russia Rybinsk, Russia 10 km Individual F  World Cup   1st 
29 15 March 2015 Norway Oslo, Norway 30 km Mass Start F World Cup 3rd
30 2015–16 16 January 2016 Slovenia Planica, Slovenia 1.2 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
31 23 January 2016 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 10 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
32 14 February 2016 Sweden Falun, Sweden 10 km Mass Start F World Cup 3rd
33 2 March 2016 Canada Montreal, Canada 10.5 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 3rd
34 5 March 2016 Canada Quebec City, Canada 10 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 3rd
35 8 March 2016 Canada Canmore, Canada 1.5 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 2nd
36 9 March 2016 Canada Canmore, Canada 7.5 km + 7.5 km Skiathlon C/F Stage World Cup 3rd

Team podiums[edit]

  • 6 victories – (5 RL, 1 TS)
  • 11 podiums – (8 RL, 3 TS)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1 2006–07 4 February 2007 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Skofterud / Steira / Bjørgen
2 2007–08 25 November 2007 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Johaug / Skofterud / Bjørgen
3 17 February 2008 Czech Republic Liberec, Czech Republic 4 x 1.4 km Team Sprint C World Cup 1st Bjørgen
4 24 February 2008 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Tyldum / Steira / Bjørgen
5 2011–12 20 November 2011 Norway Sjusjøen, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Østberg / Berger / Kristoffersen
6 12 February 2012 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Skofterud / Johaug / Bjørgen
7 2012–13 20 January 2013 France La Clusaz, France 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Skofterud / Østberg / Hagen
8 2015–16 17 January 2016 Slovenia Planica, Slovenia 6 x 1.2 km Team Sprint F World Cup 2nd Weng
9 24 January 2016 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Østberg / Weng / Johaug
10 2016–17 15 January 2017 Italy Toblach, Italy 6 x 1.4 km Team Sprint F World Cup 3rd Falla
11 22 January 2017 Sweden Ulricehamn, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Østberg / Weng / Bjørgen

Olympic results[edit]

  • 1 medal — (1 gold)
 Year   Age   10 km 
individual
 Pursuit  30 km   Sprint   4 × 5 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2010 23 7
2014 27 17 4 5
2018 31 1

World Championship results[edit]

  • 9 medals – (3 gold, 1 silver, 5 bronze)
 Year   Age   10 km 
individual
 15 km 
 skiathlon 
 30 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 5 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2007 20 1 3 3
2009 22 20 36 34 5
2011 24 9 3
2013 26 9 16
2015 28 33 2 1
2017 30 3 8 3 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen at the International Ski Federation
  2. ^ [1] World Cup history
  3. ^ [2] 2005/06 World Cup standings
  4. ^ FIS-Ski – resultats
  5. ^ [3] 1st JWC Gold
  6. ^ [4] 1st Gold qualifying time
  7. ^ [5][permanent dead link] 5km JWC Gold
  8. ^ [6] Pursuit JWC
  9. ^ [7] Scandinavian Cup results
  10. ^ [8] National Championship results
  11. ^ [9][permanent dead link] Dusseldorf sprint results
  12. ^ [10] 10km Kussamo results
  13. ^ [11] World Cup standings
  14. ^ Norway's Astrid Jacobsen Seriously Injured in Cycling Accident[permanent dead link], zone4.ca, June 28, 2009
  15. ^ Repaired own dislocated shoulder (in Norwegian)
  16. ^ Mother solved Jacobsen's form mystery (in Norwegian)
  17. ^ "JACOBSEN Astrid Uhrenholdt". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 20 January 2018.

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