Charlotte Kalla

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Charlotte Kalla
Charlotte Kalla 2015-03-25 001.jpg
Charlotte Kalla in March 2015
Full nameMarina Charlotte Kalla
Born (1987-07-22) 22 July 1987 (age 31)
Tärendö, Norrbotten, Sweden
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Ski clubPiteå Elit
World Cup career
Seasons2006
Individual wins12
Team wins3
Indiv. podiums59
Team podiums11
Indiv. starts217
Overall titles0 – (4th in 2008 and 2012)

Marina Charlotte Kalla (born 22 July 1987) is a Swedish cross-country skier who has been competing at international level since the 2003–04 season. Kalla is a three-time Olympian, winning her first Olympic gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in the 10 km freestyle event in Vancouver. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Kalla ran the final leg in the 4 x 5 km women's relay race and started third with a 25.7 seconds lag behind the first place but totally reduced the gap, and overtook her competitors in the final straight, earning Sweden the first gold medal in the women's relay event since 1960. At the recent 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang Kalla won Olympic gold medal in the skiathlon event.

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

Kalla won a gold medal at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 10 km freestyle event in Falun. In total Charlotte Kalla has twelve World Championship medals, five of them individual.

2010 Winter Olympic[edit]

Kalla won the gold medal in the women's 10 km individual for Sweden at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with a time of 24:58.4.[2][3] She also won a silver in the team sprint event with Anna Haag at those same games.[4]

2014 Winter Olympics[edit]

Kalla won a silver medal in the skiathlon event on 8 February in Sochi,[5] 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.[6]

2018 Winter Olympics[edit]

Kalla took the first gold medal awarded at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang when she won the skiathlon,[7] breaking away from the leading group on the last lap of the course to take victory with a lead of 7.8 seconds over second-placed Marit Bjørgen. Her win made her the first Swedish woman to win three Winter Olympic golds, and tied her with canoer Agneta Andersson as the female Swede with most Olympic gold medals overall. It was also Kalla's sixth Olympic medal, equalling Anja Pärson's record for the most Winter Olympic medals among Swedish women.[8] She then went on to win silver in the 10 km freestyle individual start, the 4 × 5 km relay (together with Anna Haag, Ebba Andersson and Stina Nilsson) and the team sprint (with Stina Nilsson).[9]

World Cup results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[10]

World Cup standings[edit]

 Season   Age  Season standings Ski Tour standings
Overall Distance Sprint Nordic
Opening
Tour de
Ski
World Cup
Final
Ski Tour
Canada
2006 19 78 48 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2007 20 37 28 39 N/A N/A N/A
2008 21 4 7 18 N/A 1 N/A N/A
2009 22 12 12 17 N/A 3 N/A
2010 23 8 4 52 N/A 3 N/A
2011 24 5 6 12 3 5 6 N/A
2012 25 4 4 15 4 7 3 N/A
2013 26 8 7 20 7 3 N/A
2014 27 7 4 38 2 5 N/A
2015 28 7 4 21 5 N/A N/A
2016 29 5 4 22 6 4 N/A 12
2017 30 9 5 69 11 8 N/A
2018 31 7 6 43 1 7 N/A

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 12 victories – (7 WC, 5 SWC)
  • 59 podiums – (35 WC, 24 SWC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  2007–08  24 November 2007 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 10 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
2 29 December 2007 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 10 km Pursuit F  Stage World Cup  1st
3 1 January 2008 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 10 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 1st
4 4 January 2008 Italy Asiago, Italy 1.2 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 1st
5 5 January 2008 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 10 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 2nd
6 28 December 2007
– 6 January 2008
Czech RepublicItaly Tour de Ski Overall Standings World Cup 1st
7 16 February 2008 Czech Republic Liberec, Czech Republic 7.6 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
8 8 March 2008 Norway Oslo, Norway 30 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
9 2008–09 22 November 2008 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 10 km Individual F World Cup 1st
10 8 March 2009 Finland Lahti, Finland 10 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
11 20 March 2009 Sweden Falun, Sweden 2.5 km Individual F Stage World Cup 2nd
12 20–22 March 2009 Sweden World Cup Final Overall Standings World Cup 3rd
13 2009–10 21 November 2009 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 10 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
14 12 December 2009  Switzerland  Davos, Switzerland 10 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
15 5 February 2010 Canada Canmore, Canada 10 km Individual F World Cup 1st
16 19 March 2010 Sweden Falun, Sweden 2.5 km Individual F Stage World Cup 2nd
17 21 March 2010 Sweden Falun, Sweden 10 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 1st
18 19–21 March 2010 Sweden World Cup Final Overall Standings World Cup 3rd
19 2010–11 20 November 2010 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 10 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
20 26–28 November 2010 Finland Nordic Opening Overall Standings World Cup 3rd
21 31 December 2010 Germany Oberhof, Germany 2.8 km Individual F Stage World Cup 2nd
22 3 January 2011 Germany Oberstdorf, Germany 5 km + 5 km Pursuit C/F Stage World Cup 2nd
23 20 February 2011 Norway Drammen, Norway 1.2 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
24 2011–12 19 November 2011 Norway Sjusjøen, Norway 10 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
25 25 November 2011 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 1.2 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 2nd
26 26 November 2011 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 5 km Individual F Stage World Cup 3rd
27 7 January 2012 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 10 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 3rd
28 4 February 2012 Russia Rybinsk, Russia 10 km Mass Start F World Cup 2nd
29 16 March 2012 Sweden Falun, Sweden 2.5 km Individual F Stage World Cup 2nd
30 18 March 2012 Sweden Falun, Sweden 10 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 2nd
31 16–18 March 2012 Sweden World Cup Final Overall Standings World Cup 3rd
32 2012–13 29 December 2012 Germany Oberhof, Germany 3 km Individual F Stage World Cup 2nd
33 3 January 2013 Italy Cortina, Italy 15 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 2nd
34 22 March 2013 Sweden Falun, Sweden 2.5 km Individual F Stage World Cup 2nd
35 24 March 2013 Sweden Falun, Sweden 10 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 3rd
36 22–24 March 2013 Sweden World Cup Final Overall Standings World Cup 3rd
37 2013–14 1 December 2013 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 10 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 1st
38 29 November 2013
– 1 December 2013
Finland Nordic Opening Overall Standings World Cup 2nd
39 7 December 2013 Norway Lillehammer, Norway 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
40 14 December 2013  Switzerland  Davos, Switzerland 15 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
41 1 February 2014 Italy Toblach, Italy 10 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
42 2 March 2014 Finland Lahti, Finland 10 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
43 2014–15 30 November 2014 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 10 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
44 15 February 2015 Sweden Östersund, Sweden 10 km Individual F World Cup 1st
45 8 March 2015 Finland Lahti, Finland 10 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
46 2015–16 28 November 2015 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 5 km Individual F Stage World Cup 2nd
47 5 December 2015 Norway Lillehammer, Norway 7.5 km + 7.5 km Skiathlon C/F World Cup 2nd
48 2016–17 7 January 2017 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 10 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 3rd
49 21 January 2017 Sweden Ulricehamn, Sweden 10 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
50 19 February 2017 Estonia Otepää, Estonia 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
51 2017–18 25 November 2017 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 10 km Individual C Stage World Cup 2nd
52 26 November 2017 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 10 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 3rd
53 24–26 November 2017 Finland Nordic Opening Overall Standings World Cup 1st
54 3 December 2017 Norway Lillehammer, Norway 7.5 km + 7.5 km Skiathlon C/F World Cup 1st
55 16 December 2017 Italy Toblach, Italy 10 km Individual F World Cup 1st
56 21 January 2018 Slovenia Planica, Slovenia 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
57 2018–19 25 November 2018 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
58 1 December 2018 Norway Lillehammer, Norway 10 km Individual F Stage World Cup 3rd
59 8 December 2018 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 15 km Individual F World Cup 2nd

Team podiums[edit]

  • 3 victories – (2 RL, 1 TS)
  • 11 podiums – (10 RL, 1 TS)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1  2006–07  17 December 2006 France La Clusaz, France 4 × 5 km Relay M  World Cup  2nd Andersson / Lindborg / Norgren
2 4 February 2007  Switzerland  Davos, Switzerland 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Andersson / Strömstedt / Norgren
3 25 March 2007 France La Clusaz, France 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Dahlberg / Rydqvist / Norgren
4 2007–08 28 October 2007 Germany Düsseldorf, Germany 6 × 0.8 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Norgren
5 2008–09 23 November 2008 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Hansson / Norgren / Haag
6 7 December 2008 France La Clusaz, France 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Andersson / Lindborg / Haag
7 2009–10 22 November 2009 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Olsson / Lindborg / Haag
8 2010–11 21 November 2010 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Norgren / Haag / Rydqvist
9 12 December 2010 France La Clusaz, France 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Lindborg / Haag / Rydqvist
10 2012–13 25 November 2012 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Ingemarsdotter / Bleckur / Larsen
11 2016–17 22 January 2017 Sweden Ulricehamn, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 3rd  Ingemarsdotter / Henriksson / Falk 

Olympic results[edit]

  • 9 medals – (3 gold, 6 silver)
 Year   Age   10 km 
individual
 15 km 
 skiathlon 
 30 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 5 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2010 22 1 8 6 5 2
2014 26 2 2 34 1
2018 30 2 1 5 2 2

World Championship results[edit]

  • 12 medals – (2 gold, 6 silver, 4 bronze)
 Year   Age   10 km 
individual
 15 km 
 skiathlon 
 30 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 5 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2007 19 5 7 4
2009 21 8 18 6 3
2011 23 11 4 4 8 2 1
2013 25 7 6 11 11 2 2
2015 27 1 3 3 2
2017 29 2 3 7 2

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.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kalla vinnare i Tour de ski". Sydsvenskan (in Swedish). 25 January 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  2. ^ Charlotte Kalla Swedens First Winter Olympics Gold Medal at Vancouver[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Sweden's Charlotte Kalla secures cross country crown". BBC Sport. 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2010-02-16.
  4. ^ Olmos, Cecilia (22 February 2010). "German women's team wins gold in cross country". The Toronto Observer. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Kalla wins Sweden's first medal at Sochi 2014". SR International – Radio Sweden. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Kalla brings the gold home for Sweden in ladies' relay". Fis-Ski. Retrieved 2014-02-15.
  7. ^ "Winter Olympics: Sweden's Charlotte Kalla wins first gold medal of Pyeongchang 2018". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Charlotte Kalla wins 1st gold medal of PyeongChang 2018". International Ski Federation. 10 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Athlete Profile - Charlotte Kalla". PyeongChang 2018. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Charlotte Kalla". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Resultat 2015" (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Charlotte Kalla at Wikimedia Commons