Mari Laukkanen

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Mari Eder
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Mari Laukkanen at Biathon World Cup 2010 Hochfilzen
Born (1987-11-09) 9 November 1987 (age 31)
Eno, Finland
Ski clubEnon Kisa-Pojat[1]
World Cup career
Individual wins2
Indiv. podiums3
Updated on 28 February 2013.

Mari Eder (née Mari Laukkanen, born 9 November 1987 in Eno, Finland) is a Finnish biathlete and cross-country skier.[2][1]

Career[edit]

Laukkanen competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics for Finland. Her best performance was 43rd in the individual. She also finished 68th in the sprint.[3]

Up to February 2017 her best performance at the Biathlon World Championships was 4th at Hochfilzen, in Austria in 2017 in the women's individual competition over the normal distance. Her previous best was 6th, as part of the 2009 Finnish mixed relay team. Her previous best individual performance was 15th, in the 2012 sprint.[2] However, in March 2017, she won both the 7.5 km sprint and 10 km pursuit in Holmenkollen.

As of February 2013, Laukkanen's best performance in the Biathlon World Cup is 7th, as part of the mixed relay team at Kontiolahti in 2011/12. Her best overall finish in the Biathlon World Cup is 36th, in 2011/12.[2] Subsequently she scored her first World Cup podium finish with a third place in the first of two sprints at the Kontiolahti round of the 2013/14 season.[4]

In addition to biathlon, Laukkanen has also competed in cross-country skiing, mostly in sprints and other short races. She enjoyed particular success at the Under-23 level, finishing on the podium in the 1km Sprint at the Under-23 World Championships three times, taking third in the 2008 Championships in Malles Venosta, second in the 2009 event at Praz de Lys-Sommand, and taking the gold medal in 2010 in Hinterzarten. In the FIS Cross-Country World Cup, her best results have been fifth places in the individual sprint in Sochi in February 2013, and in the team sprint in Toblach in January 2017. She competed in the cross-country sprint at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, where she placed 15th.[1]

Biathlon results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[5]

Olympic Games[edit]

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay[a]
Canada 2010 Vancouver 43rd 68th N/A
Russia 2014 Sochi DNS 36th DNS
South Korea 2018 Pyeongchang 42nd 64th DNS
a. 1 The mixed relay was added as an event in 2014.

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 2 victories – (1 Sp, 1 Pu)
  • 3 podiums – (2 Sp, 1 Pu)
No. Season Date Location Discipline Level Place
1 2013/14 8 March 2014 Finland Kontiolahti, Finland 7,5 km Sprint World Cup 3rd
2 2016/17 17 March 2017 Norway Oslo Holmenkollen, Norway 7.5 km Sprint World Cup 1st
3 18 March 2017 Norway Oslo Holmenkollen, Norway 10 km Pursuit World Cup 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Laukkanen Mari - Biographie". International Ski Federation. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b c IBU Profile
  3. ^ Sports-Reference Profile
  4. ^ "Super day for Finns". kontiolahtibiathlon.com. 13 March 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  5. ^ International Biathlon Union. Mari Laukkanen. IBU Datacenter. Retrieved 19 March 2017.