Laurien van der Graaff

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Laurien van der Graaff
FIS Skilanglauf-Weltcup in Dresden PR CROSSCOUNTRY StP 6878 LR10 by Stepro.jpg
Born (1987-10-14) 14 October 1987 (age 31)
Nieuwkoop, Netherlands
Ski clubTG Hütten
World Cup career
Seasons2008–
Individual wins2
Indiv. podiums5

Laurien van der Graaff (born 14 October 1987 in Nieuwkoop) is a Swiss cross-country skier.[1]

Career[edit]

Born in the Netherlands to Dutch parents, she has dual citizenship. Her family moved to Switzerland when she was four.[2]. Van der Graaff competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics for Switzerland. She placed 20th in the qualifying round in the sprint, advancing to the quarterfinals. She then finished 5th in that quarterfinal, failing to advance.[3][4]

As of April 2014, her best showing at the World Championships is 11th, in the freestyle team sprint in 2013. Her best individual finish is 30th, in the 2013 classical sprint.[1]

Van der Graaff made her World Cup debut in March 2008. As of April 2014, she has two podium finishes, with the best a silver medal, in a freestyle sprint race at Nove Mesto in 2013–14. Her best World Cup overall finish is 24th, in 2013–14. Her best World Cup finish in a discipline is 7th, in the sprint in 2013-14.[1]

World Cup results[edit]

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

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 2 victories – (1 WC, 1 SWC)
  • 5 podiums – (4 WC, 1 SWC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  2011–12  3 December 2011 Germany Düsseldorf, Germany 0.9 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
2  2013–14  11 January 2014 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 1.3 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
3  2014–15  24 January 2015 Russia Rybinsk, Russia 1.3 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
4 2017–18 30 December 2017 Switzerland Lenzerheide, Switzerland 1.5 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 1st
5 27 January 2018 Austria Seefeld, Austria 1.1 km Sprint F World Cup 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c FIS Profile
  2. ^ Zwitserse Van der Graaff dacht weleens aan uitkomen voor Nederland NOS, 18 februari 2018
  3. ^ "Sports Reference Profile".
  4. ^ "Sochi2014.com profile". March 19, 2014. Archived from the original on March 19, 2014.
  5. ^ "VAN DER GRAAFF Laurien". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 22 January 2018.

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