Len Väljas

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Len Väljas
Len Valjas FIS Cross-Country World Cup 2012-2012 Quebec.jpg
Len Väljas in Quebec, 2012
Country Canada
Born (1988-11-21) 21 November 1988 (age 32)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ski clubTeam Hardwood
World Cup career
Seasons2009, 20112019
Individual wins0
Team wins1
Indiv. podiums5
Team podiums2
Indiv. starts130
Team starts16
Overall titles0 – (23rd in 2013)
Discipline titles0
Updated on 2 April 2019.

Lennard "Len" Väljas (born 21 November 1988 in Toronto) is a Canadian former cross-country skier. He is of Estonian descent.[1] He is the younger brother of Canadian beach volleyball Olympian Kristina May.

Väljas competed at the sprint event at the World Ski Championships 2011 in Oslo where he placed 15th.

Väljas achieved his first podium finish on the World Cup on March 7, 2012 in a Sprint Classic races in Drammen, Norway.[2]

He announced his retirement from cross-country skiing in March 2019.[3]

Cross-country skiing results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[4]

Olympic Games[edit]

 Year   Age   15 km 
individual
 30 km 
 skiathlon 
 50 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 10 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2014 26 36 12
2018 30 7 9 8

World Championships[edit]

 Year   Age   15 km 
individual
 30 km 
 skiathlon 
 50 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 10 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2011 23 48 15 12
2013 25 40 12
2015 27 14 10 13
2017 29 48 12 6
2019 31 47 50 12 10

World Cup[edit]

Season standings[edit]

 Season   Age  Season standings Ski Tour standings
Overall Distance Sprint Nordic
Opening
Tour de
Ski
World Cup
Final
Ski Tour
Canada
2009 21 NC NC N/A N/A
2011 23 90 48 DNF N/A
2012 24 28 49 12 29 14 N/A
2013 25 23 43 8 DNF 23 48 N/A
2014 26 NC NC DNF N/A
2015 27 74 NC 33 71 DNF N/A N/A
2016 28 73 NC 35 DNF DNF N/A DNF
2017 29 41 NC 16 48 DNF 54th N/A
2018 30 NC NC NC 44 N/A
2019 31 NC NC NC DNF 38 N/A

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 5 podiums – (1 WC, 4 SWC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  2011–12  7 March 2012 Norway Drammen, Norway 1.2 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd
2 14 March 2012 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden 1.0 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 3rd
3 17 March 2012 Sweden Falun, Sweden 15 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 3rd
4  2012–13  1 January 2013 Switzerland Val Müstair, Switzerland 1.4 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 3rd
5 5 January 2013 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 15 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 2nd

Team podiums[edit]

  • 1 victory – (1 TS)
  • 2 podiums – (1 RL, 1 TS)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1 2016–17 15 January 2017 Italy Toblach, Italy 6 × 1.3 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Harvey
2 22 January 2017 Sweden Ulricehamn, Sweden 4 × 7.5 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Kershaw / Harvey / Johnsgaard

References[edit]

  1. ^ Randy Starkman, Toronto cross-country skiing ace reaching new heights, thestar.com, 1 December 2011
  2. ^ "Canada's Valjas wins first-ever World Cup ski medal". The Associated Press via CBC. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Canada's Harvey wins silver in penultimate race before retirement". National Post. 23 March 2019. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Athlete : VALJAS Len". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 29 January 2018.

External links[edit]