Len Väljas

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Len Väljas
Len Valjas FIS Cross-Country World Cup 2012-2012 Quebec.jpg
Len Väljas in Quebec, 2012
Born (1988-11-21) 21 November 1988 (age 30)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ski clubTeam Hardwood
World Cup career
Seasons2009–
Individual wins0
Indiv. podiums5

Lennard "Len" Väljas (born 21 November 1988 in Toronto), is a Canadian 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]

World Cup results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[3]

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 x 1.3 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Harvey
2 22 January 2017 Sweden Ulricehamn, Sweden 4 x 7.5 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Kershaw / Harvey / Johnsgaard

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Canada
2011 World Championships Oslo, Norway 15th Sprint
48th 15 km classical 41:45.9
12th 4×10 km relay
2012 World Cup Drammen, Norway 2nd, silver medalist(s) Men's Sprint Classic
2014 Winter Olympics Sochi, Russia 32nd Men's Sprint 3:39.87
2017 Men's Sprint Lahti, Finland 48th Men's Sprint
2018 Winter Olympics PyeongChang, South Korea 7th Men's Sprint

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. March 7, 2012. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  3. ^ "Athlete : VALJAS Len". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 29 January 2018.

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