Dario Cologna

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Dario Cologna
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Born (1986-03-11) 11 March 1986 (age 32)
Santa Maria Val Müstair,
Switzerland
Height179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Ski clubSC Val Müstair
World Cup career
Seasons2006–
Individual wins26
Indiv. podiums70
Overall titles4 – (2009, 2011, 2012, 2015)
Discipline titles4 – (4 DI)

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

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 8 January 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 8 January 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.[3] Later in the games he successfully defended his title from the Vancouver Olympics in the 15 km race, this time in classic technique.

At the PyeongChang Olympics Cologna won the 15 kilometre freestyle. He became the first cross-country skier to win three consecutive 15 km Olympic events.[4]

World Cup results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[5]

Season titles[edit]

  • 8 titles – (4 overall, 4 distance)
Season
Discipline
2009 Overall
2011 Overall
Distance
2012 Overall
Distance
2015 Overall
Distance
2018 Distance

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
2007 20 145 94 N/A N/A N/A
2008 21 37 35 37 N/A 30 N/A N/A
2009 22 1 2 9 N/A 1 1 N/A
2010 23 4 4 13 N/A 3 8 N/A
2011 24 1 1 12 2 1 3 N/A
2012 25 1 1 6 2 1 1 N/A
2013 26 3 2 9 4 2 5 N/A
2014 27 67 41 N/A
2015 28 1 1 46 8 4 N/A N/A
2016 29 23 20 42 13 DNF N/A
2017 30 7 9 54 26 3 5 N/A
2018 31 2 1 38 17 1 3 N/A

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 26 victories – (15 WC, 11 SWC)
  • 70 podiums – (38 WC, 32 SWC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  2008–09  6 December 2008 France La Clusaz, France 30 km Mass Start F World Cup 2nd
2 27 December 2008 Germany Oberhof, Germany 3.75 km Individual F Stage World Cup 2nd
3 28 December 2008 Germany Oberhof, Germany 15 km Pursuit C Stage World Cup 1st
4 27 December 2008
– 4 January 2009
GermanyCzech RepublicItaly Tour de Ski Overall Standings World Cup 1st
5 20 March 2009 Sweden Falun, Sweden 3.3 km Individual F Stage World Cup 2nd
6 21 March 2009 Sweden Falun, Sweden 10 km + 10 km Pursuit C/F Stage World Cup 1st
7 18–22 March 2009 Sweden World Cup Final Overall Standings World Cup 1st
8  2009–10  6 January 2010 Italy Cortina-Toblach, Italy 35 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 2nd
9 1–10 January 2010 GermanyCzech RepublicItaly Tour de Ski Overall Standings World Cup 3rd
10 5 February 2010 Canada Canmore, Canada 15 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
11 6 February 2010 Canada Canmore, Canada 1.7 km Sprint C World Cup 3rd
12 19 March 2010 Sweden Falun, Sweden 3.3 km Individual C Stage World Cup 1st
13  2010–11  20 November 2010 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 15 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
14 27 November 2010 Finland Kuusamo, Finland 10 km Individual C Stage World Cup 1st
15 26–28 November 2010 Finland Nordic Opening Overall Standings World Cup 2nd
16 1 January 2011 Germany Oberhof, Germany 15 km Pursuit C Stage World Cup 1st
17 2 January 2011 Germany Oberstdorf, Germany 1.2 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 3rd
18 3 January 2011 Germany Oberstdorf, Germany 10 km + 10 km Pursuit C/F Stage World Cup 2nd
19 5 January 2011 Italy Toblach, Italy 1.3 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 2nd
20 6 January 2011 Italy Cortina-Toblach, Italy 35 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 1st
21 8 January 2011 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 20 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 2nd
22 31 December 2010
– 9 January 2011
GermanyItaly Tour de Ski Overall Standings World Cup 1st
23 12 March 2011 Finland Lahti, Finland 10 km + 10 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 1st
24 16–20 March 2011 Sweden World Cup Final Overall Standings World Cup 3rd
25  2011–12  25–27 November 2011 Finland Nordic Opening Overall Standings World Cup 2nd
26 17 December 2011 Slovenia Rogla, Slovenia 15 km Mass Start C World Cup 2nd
27 18 December 2011 Slovenia Rogla, Slovenia 1.2 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
28 29 December 2011 Germany Oberhof, Germany 3.75 km Individual F Stage World Cup 2nd
29 30 December 2011 Germany Oberhof, Germany 15 km Pursuit C Stage World Cup 3rd
30 1 January 2012 Germany Oberstdorf, Germany 10 km + 10 km Skiathlon C/F Stage World Cup 2nd
31 2 January 2012 Italy Toblach, Italy 5 km Individual C Stage World Cup 3rd
32 4 January 2012 Italy Toblach, Italy 1.3 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 3rd
33 5 January 2011 Italy Cortina-Toblach, Italy 35 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 1st
34 7 January 2012 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 20 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 3rd
35 29 December 2011
– 8 January 2012
GermanyItaly Tour de Ski Overall Standings World Cup 1st
36 21 January 2012 Estonia Otepää, Estonia 1.4 km Sprint C World Cup 1st
37 22 January 2012 Estonia Otepää, Estonia 15 km Individual C World Cup 1st
38 11 January 2012 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 30 km Mass Start C World Cup 2nd
39 18 January 2012 Poland Szklarska Poręba, Poland 15 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
40 3 March 2012 Finland Lahti, Finland 15 km + 15 km Skiathlon C/F World Cup 1st
41 10 March 2012 Norway Oslo, Norway 50 km Mass Start C World Cup 2nd
42 16 March 2012 Sweden Falun, Sweden 3.3 km Individual F Stage World Cup 2nd
43 17 March 2012 Sweden Falun, Sweden 15 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 1st
44 14–18 March 2012 Sweden World Cup Final Overall Standings World Cup 1st
45  2012–13  2 December 2012 Finland Kuusamo, Finland 15 km Pursuit C Stage World Cup 2nd
46 3 January 2013 Italy Cortina-Toblach, Italy 35 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 3rd
47 3 January 2013 Italy Cortina-Toblach, Italy 5 km Individual C Stage World Cup 3rd
48 29 December 2012
– 6 January 2013
GermanySwitzerlandItaly Tour de Ski Overall Standings World Cup 2nd
49 19 January 2013 France La Clusaz, France 15 km Mass Start C World Cup 3rd
50 1 February 2013 Russia Sochi, Russia 1.8 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
51 2 February 2013 Russia Sochi, Russia 15 km + 15 km Skiathlon C/F World Cup 1st
52 16 February 2013 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 1.5 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd
53 17 February 2013 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 15 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
54  2013–14  1 February 2014 Italy Toblach, Italy 15 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
55  2014–15  13 December 2014 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 15 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
56 3 January 2015 Germany Oberstdorf, Germany 4 km Individual F Stage World Cup 1st
57 10 January 2015 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 15 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 3rd
58 23 January 2015 Russia Rybinsk, Russia 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
59 1 February 2013 Russia Rybinsk, Russia 15 km + 15 km Skiathlon C/F World Cup 2nd
60 14 March 2015 Norway Oslo, Norway 50 km Mass Start F World Cup 2nd
61  2015–16  28 November 2015 Finland Kuusamo, Finland 10 km Individual F Stage World Cup 3rd
62 6 January 2016 Germany Oberstdorf, Germany 15 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 2nd
63  2016–17  3 January 2017 Germany Oberstdorf, Germany 10 km + 10 km Skiathlon C/F Stage World Cup 3rd
64 31 December 2016
– 8 January 2017
SwitzerlandGermanyItaly Tour de Ski Overall Standings World Cup 3rd
65 2017–18 31 December 2017 Switzerland Lenzerheide, Switzerland 15 km Individual C Stage World Cup 1st
66 1 January 2018 Switzerland Lenzerheide, Switzerland 15 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 1st
67 30 December 2017
– 7 January 2018
SwitzerlandGermanyItaly Tour de Ski Overall Standings World Cup 1st
68 28 January 2018 Austria Seefeld, Austria 15 km Mass Start F World Cup 1st
69 10 March 2018 Norway Oslo, Norway 50 km Mass Start F World Cup 1st
70 16–18 March 2018 Sweden World Cup Final Overall Standings World Cup 3rd

Team podiums[edit]

  • 1 victory – (1 RL)
  • 1 podium – (1 RL)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1 2010–11 19 December 2010 France La Clusaz, France 4 × 10 km Relay M World Cup 1st Livers / Fischer / Perl

Olympic results[edit]

  • 4 medals – (4 gold)
 Year   Age   15 km 
individual
 30 km 
 skiathlon 
 50 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 10 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2010 23 1 13 10 10 11
2014 27 1 1 25 26 4
2018 31 1 6 9 11 11

World Championship results[edit]

  • 3 medals – (1 gold, 2 silver)
 Year   Age   15 km 
individual
 30 km 
 skiathlon 
 50 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 10 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2009 22 6 41 4 7
2011 24 25 24 20 9 9
2013 26 8 1 2 6
2015 28 18 2 6 5
2017 30 7 4

Personal life[edit]

He is the older brother of Swiss skier Gianluca Cologna.[6]

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. ^ "Sochi Olympics: Dario Cologna wins 15k-classic/15k-free skiathlon". LA Times. 2014-02-09. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  4. ^ "Dario Cologna Wins Gold Medal for Cross-Country Olympics 2018 15KM Individual". Bleacher Report. 2018-02-16. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Athlete : COLOGNA Dario". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  6. ^ Meier, Stefan (13 March 2013). "Erste Punkte! Gianluca Cologna sprintet auf Platz 6" (in German). Blick. Retrieved 7 March 2014.

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