Marit Bjørgen

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Marit Bjørgen
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Born (1980-03-21) 21 March 1980 (age 38)[1]
Trondheim, Norway
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Ski clubRognes IL
World Cup career
Seasons1999–2018
Individual wins114
Indiv. podiums184
Overall titles4 – (2004/05, 2005/06, 2011/12, 2014/15)
Discipline titles8 – (3 DI, 5 SP)

Marit Bjørgen (born 21 March 1980) is a retired Norwegian cross-country skier. She is ranked first in the all-time Cross-Country World Cup rankings with 114 individual victories. Bjørgen is also the most successful sprinter in Cross-Country World Cup history, with twenty-nine victories. She headed the medal table at the 2010 Winter Olympics by winning five medals, including three gold. A five-time Olympian, her five Olympic medals at the 2018 Pyeongchang games brought her total number of medals up to fifteen, the most by any athlete (female or male) in Winter Olympics history.[2]

On 6 April 2018, she announced her retirement from cross–country skiing following the 2017–18 season.[3]

World Cup[edit]

Marit Bjørgen initially excelled at the sprint events, and seven victories in that event was enough to give her second place overall in the 2003–04 FIS Cross-Country World Cup season. However, in the 2004–05 season, Bjørgen became an accomplished distance skier.

On 19 March 2006 in Sapporo, Japan, Bjørgen claimed her second FIS World Cup title. Bjørgen led the overall World Cup by 66 points, ahead of Canada's Beckie Scott going into the final race of the season, the 2 x 7.5 km double pursuit. Scott needed to win the race and for Bjørgen to finish no higher than eighth to claim the title. Scott did win the race but Bjørgen came fourth, winning the crystal globe with 1036 points to Scott's 1020. Bjørgen also won the sprint title for the season, 6 points ahead of Norway's Ella Gjømle, making the 2005–06 season the fourth season in a row that Bjørgen has won the sprint title. Bjørgen finished the distance standings in fourth place, 108 points behind Russia's Julija Tchepalova.

Marit Bjørgen in Otepää during the 2005–06 FIS Cross-Country World Cup

Bjørgen made the podium eight times during the 2005–06 season, six of them in first place, one second and one third place. Bjørgen now has 70 podium finishes, 46 of them in first place, 13 in second and 11 in third. 22 of her victories have been in the sprint, which is by far her most successful event. Seven of these victories were in the 2003–04 season and they have decreased in the past few seasons whilst her results in the other disciplines have improved. She has nine victories in the 10 km and seven in the pursuit. Her four other victories have been in longer races (30 km. and Vasaloppet).

Bjørgen has competed in the World Cup since 2000, when she finished the season in 53rd place overall and 48th in the sprints. The season after she finished the overall season in 32nd and the sprint in 36th. The season after however (2002–03) she won the sprint title and finished in 6th place overall. The 2003–04 season was Bjørgen's best season up until that time when she again won the sprint title, and came 11th in the distance standings, finishing the season in 2nd place behind Gabriella Paruzzi. In the 2004–05 season she won all the titles, and again won the overall and sprint title in 2005–06. In 2011–12 she claimed the overall title for the third time, ahead of Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk.

In 2015 Bjørgen won her first Tour de Ski after nine attempts, defeating reigning champion and compatriot Therese Johaug by over one and a half minutes.[4]

World championships[edit]

Bjørgen has eighteen World Championship gold medals, twelve of them individual. Her first gold medal in the World Championships came in the individual sprint in Val di Fiemme in 2003, where she also picked up a silver in the 4 × 5 km. She took three medals in Oberstdorf in 2005 in the 30 km classical, team sprint, and 4 × 5 km. She also won a silver in the 7.5 km + 7.5 km double pursuit and a bronze in the 10 km free in the same games. At the 2007 championships in Sapporo, Bjørgen won two bronze medals in team sprint (with Astrid Jacobsen) and in the 4 × 5 km. In Holmenkollen 2011 she won the individual sprint, the pursuit, the 10 km classical, the 4 × 5 km, and a silver in the 30km. In the 2013 Val di Fiemme World Championships she won the individual sprint, the double pursuit, the 4 x 5 km, the 30 km, and a silver in the 10 km freestyle.

In the World Championships 2011, held at Holmenkollen, Oslo, during February and March 2011, Bjørgen won gold medals in the Sprint, the 10-kilometre classic, the 15-kilometre pursuit and the 4 × 5-kilometre relay. She also finished second to Therese Johaug in the 30-kilometre freestyle.

Olympics[edit]

Marit Bjørgen celebrates sprint gold at the 2010 Olympics

Bjørgen had a disappointing Winter Olympics in Turin. She suffered from bronchitis a week before the games started and was prescribed antibiotics, then in the first race of the games, the 7.5 km + 7.5 km double pursuit, Bjørgen withdrew during the classic phase complaining of an upset stomach. In the next event, the team sprint, Bjørgen and Hilde G. Pedersen came fourth, and despite winning a silver in the 10 km, the remainder of the games went poorly for her. The next event was the 4 × 5 km relay, where Bjørgen took the anchor leg and finished in fifth place, the first time since 1988 that Norway had failed to reach the podium in the women’s relay. In the individual sprint, Bjørgen failed to make the semi finals, and both Bjørgen and Pedersen decided not to compete in the 30 km and returned home to Norway. Afterwards she was quoted as saying she was "sick and tired of Pragelato and OL (Olympic games)".[5]

However Bjørgen recovered to win the 45 km Vasaloppet from Oxberg to Mora on 4 March, eight days after the end of the Winter Olympics. Bjørgen broke away with Hilde Pedersen and Vibeke Skofterud after only 10 km, but Skofterud could not keep up with the pace and fell back, and Bjørgen powered away from Pedersen with a few kilometres left, winning in a time of 2:17:53, 1:22 ahead of Pedersen and 3:23 ahead of Petra Majdič of Slovenia. Winning a purse of 88,000 SEK and also winning two of the three sprints during the race to add another 10,000 SEK. Then three days later on 7 March, Bjørgen finished second in the individual sprint event in Borlänge, Sweden.

In the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Bjørgen finished third in the 10 km freestyle event, before winning her first Olympic gold medal in the sprint. In the sprint she was up against a very strong field, consisting of Petra Majdič of Slovenia who had taken a serious fall earlier in the day during qualification, and Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland who was leading the overall World Cup standings coming into the race. Bjørgen won her second gold in the 2 x 7.5-kilometre on 19 February 2010. Bjørgen was also part of the 4 × 5 km relay team that won gold on 25 February 2010, finishing with enough time to cross the line with a large Norwegian flag given to her by a spectator near the finish, and jumping over the finish line. She closed out her trip in Vancouver by taking silver 0.3 seconds behind Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk in the women's 30 km event.

Bjørgen won gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi in the 15 km skiathlon, the Team sprint and the 30km freestyle race. These three Olympic medals brought her total up to ten, equaling the record for most Winter Olympic medals held by a woman, already achieved by Stefania Belmondo and Raisa Smetanina; but of the three record holders at the time, Bjørgen had the most golds.[6]

Bjørgen is a five-time Olympian, having competed in every Winter Olympics since Salt Lake City in 2002 where she won her first silver medal. At the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang she won her 11th–15th Olympic medals, the highest number of medals won by any athlete in Winter Olympics history.[7]

Holmenkollen[edit]

Bjørgen won the women's 30 km event at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 2005. She won the same event five years later in 2010. This was the first World Cup event to be held at Holmenkollen since the completion of the new ski jumping hill. For her win in both the 30 km and the sprint event, along with her successes at the 2010 Games in Vancouver, Bjørgen was awarded the Holmenkollen medal. On 11 March 2018, Bjørgen won a record seventh 30 km in Holmenkollen.[8]

International Fair Play Mecenate Award[edit]

Bjørgen was awarded the International Fair Play Mecenate award for 2014. The jury of the Fair Play Mecenate consists of members from all continents and represents the international sports media and various international sports organisations. The jury states that the Fair Play Mecenate is awarded Marit Bjørgen "for the particular ethical and fair play behaviour that you have always had both in your agonistic career and in your demonstrations of great sportsmanship and solidarity".

Asthma medications[edit]

In the 2009–2010 season Bjørgen had a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) issued by the International Ski Federation (FIS) for the asthma medication Symbicort which contained substances on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) prohibited list.[9] Bjørgen continued to use the medication over the 2010 Olympics and was strongly criticized by Justyna Kowalczyk who accused her of doping.[10][11] As of September 2011 athletes no longer need a TUE for Symbicort, and the drug can be used by any athlete but only in a restricted dose.[12]

Olympic results[edit]

  • 15 medals – (8 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze)
 Year   Age   10 km 
individual
 Skiathlon  30 km   Sprint   4 × 5 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
 15 km 
mass start
2002 21 14 2 N/A 50
2006 25 2 DNF 18 5 4 N/A
2010 29 3 1 2 1 1 N/A
2014 33 5 1 1 11 5 1 N/A
2018 37 3 2 1 1 3 N/A

World Championship results[edit]

  • 26 medals – (18 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze)
 Year   Age   10 km 
individual
 Pursuit  30 km  Sprint   4 × 5 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
 15 km
 classical 
2001 20 24 19 CNX N/A
2003 22 1 2 N/A 24
2005 24 3 2 1 16 1 1 N/A
2007 26 22 12 9 10 3 3 N/A
2009 28 16 19 9 4 N/A
2011 30 1 1 2 1 1 N/A
2013 32 2 1 1 1 1 N/A
2015 34 31 6 2 1 1 N/A
2017 36 1 1 1 16 1 N/A

World Cup results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[13]

Season titles[edit]

  • 12 titles – (4 overall, 3 distance, 5 sprint)
Season
Discipline
2003 Sprint
2004 Sprint
2005 Overall
Distance
Sprint
2006 Overall
Sprint
2012 Overall
Distance
2015 Overall
Distance
Sprint

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 114 victories – (84 WC, 30 SWC)
  • 184 podiums – (126 WC, 58 SWC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1 2002–03 26 October 2002 Germany Düsseldorf, Germany 2.0 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
2 11 December 2002 Italy Clusone, Italy 1.4 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
3 15 December 2002 Italy Cogne, Italy 1.0 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd
4 21 December 2002 Austria Ramsau, Austria 5 km + 5 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 2nd
5 12 February 2003 Germany Reit im Winkl, Germany 1.0 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
6 20 March 2003 Sweden Borlänge, Sweden 1.0 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
7 2003–04 16 December 2003 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 1.2 km Sprint C World Cup 1st
8 18 January 2004 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 1.2 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
9 18 February 2004 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden 1.1 km Sprint C World Cup 1st
10 21 February 2004 Sweden Umeå, Sweden 10 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
11 24 February 2004 Norway Trondheim, Norway 1.5 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
12 26 February 2004 Norway Drammen, Norway 1.2 km Sprint C World Cup 1st
13 5 March 2004 Finland Lahti, Finland 1.0 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
14 12 March 2004 Italy Pragelato, Italy 1.0 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
15 2004–05 23 October 2004 Germany Düsseldorf, Germany 0.8 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
16 20 November 2004 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 10 km Individual C World Cup 1st
17 28 November 2004 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 10 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
18 5 December 2004 Switzerland Bern, Switzerland 0.8 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
19 11 December 2004 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 7.5 km + 7.5 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 1st
20 14 December 2004 Italy Asiago, Italy 1.2 km Sprint C World Cup 1st
21 8 January 2005 Estonia Otepää, Estonia 10 km Individual C World Cup 1st
22 15 January 2005 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 10 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
23 16 January 2005 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 1.2 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
24 13 February 2005 Germany Reit im Winkl, Germany 1.5 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd
25 12 March 2005 Norway Oslo, Norway 30 km Individual C World Cup 1st
26 16 March 2005 Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden 1.0 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
27 19 March 2005 Sweden Falun, Sweden 7.5 km + 7.5 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 1st
28 2005–06 22 October 2005 Germany Düsseldorf, Germany 0.8 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
29 19 November 2005 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 10 km Individual C World Cup 1st
30 26 November 2005 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 10 km Individual C World Cup 1st
31 10 December 2005 Canada Vernon, Canada 7.5 km + 7.5 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 1st
32 14 January 2006 Italy Lago di Tesero, Italy 15 km Mass Start F World Cup 3rd
33 4 March 2006 Sweden Mora, Sweden 45 km Mass Start C World Cup 1st
34 7 March 2006 Sweden Borlänge, Sweden 0.75 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
35 15 March 2006 China Changchun, China 1.0 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
36 2006–07 28 October 2006 Germany Düsseldorf, Germany 0.8 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
37 18 November 2006 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 10 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
38 25 November 2006 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 1.2 km Sprint C World Cup 3rd
39 26 November 2006 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
40 31 January 2006 Germany Munich, Germany 1.1 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 1st
41 5 January 2006 Italy Asiago, Italy 1.2 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 2nd
42 6 January 2006 Italy Cavalese, Italy 15 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 3rd
43 31 December 2006
– 7 January 2007
GermanyItaly Tour de Ski Overall Standings World Cup 2nd
44 3 February 2007 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 10 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
45 24 March 2007 Sweden Falun, Sweden 7.5 km + 7.5 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 1st
46  2007–08  27 October 2007 Germany Düsseldorf, Germany 0.8 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
47 24 November 2007 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 10 km Individual F World Cup 1st
48 2 December 2007 Finland Kuusamo, Finland 10 km Individual C World Cup 1st
49 29 December 2007 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 10 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 3rd
50 30 December 2007 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 1.0 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 3rd
51 23 February 2008 Sweden Falun, Sweden 7.5 km + 7.5 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 2nd
52  2008–09  22 November 2008 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 10 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
53 30 November 2008 Finland Kuusamo, Finland 10 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
54 13 December 2008 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 10 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
55 14 December 2008 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 1.4 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
56 28 December 2008 Germany Oberhof, Germany 10 km Pursuit C Stage World Cup 2nd
57 31 December 2008 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 9 km Individual C Stage World Cup 3rd
58 2009–10 21 November 2009 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 10 km Individual F World Cup 1st
59 13 December 2009 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 1.0 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
60 19 December 2009 Slovenia Rogla, Slovenia 1.0 km Sprint C World Cup 1st
61 20 December 2009 Slovenia Rogla, Slovenia 15 km Mass Start C World Cup 2nd
62 16 January 2010 Estonia Otepää, Estonia 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
63 6 March 2010 Finland Lahti, Finland 7.5 km + 7.5 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 1st
64 11 March 2010 Norway Drammen, Norway 1.0 km Sprint C World Cup 1st
65 13 March 2010 Norway Oslo, Norway 30 km Mass Start F World Cup 1st
66 14 March 2010 Norway Oslo, Norway 1.0 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
67 17 March 2010 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden 1.1 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 3rd
68 19 March 2010 Sweden Falun, Sweden 2.5 km Individual C Stage World Cup 2nd
69 20 March 2010 Sweden Falun, Sweden 5 km + 5 km Pursuit C/F Stage World Cup 1st
70 19–21 March 2010 Sweden World Cup Final Overall Standings World Cup 1st
71 2010–11 20 November 2010 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 10 km Individual F World Cup 1st
72 26 November 2010 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 1.2 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 1st
73 27 November 2010 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 5 km Individual C Stage World Cup 1st
74 26–28 November 2010 Finland Nordic Opening Overall Standings World Cup 1st
75 11 December 2010 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 10 km Individual C World Cup 1st
76 12 December 2010 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 1.4 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
77 18 December 2010 France La Clusaz, France 15 km Mass Start F World Cup 1st
78 22 January 2011 Estonia Otepää, Estonia 10 km Individual C World Cup 1st
79 19 February 2011 Norway Drammen, Norway 10 km Individual C World Cup 1st
80 13 March 2011 Finland Lahti, Finland 1.4 km Sprint C World Cup 1st
81 16 March 2011 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden 1.0 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 2nd
82 18 March 2011 Sweden Falun, Sweden 2.5 km Individual C Stage World Cup 1st
83 19 March 2011 Sweden Falun, Sweden 5 km + 5 km Pursuit C/F Stage World Cup 1st
84 16–20 March 2011 Sweden World Cup Final Overall Standings World Cup 1st
85 2011–12 19 November 2011 Norway Sjusjøen, Norway 10 km Individual F World Cup 1st
86 25 November 2011 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 1.2 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 1st
87 26 November 2011 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 5 km Individual F Stage World Cup 1st
88 27 November 2011 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 5 km + 5 km Pursuit C/F Stage World Cup 2nd
89 25–27 November 2011 Finland Nordic Opening Overall Standings World Cup 1st
90 10 December 2011 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
91 29 December 2011 Germany Oberhof, Germany 2.5 km Individual F Stage World Cup 2nd
92 30 December 2011 Germany Oberhof, Germany 10 km Pursuit C Stage World Cup 3rd
93 31 December 2011 Germany Oberstdorf, Germany 1.2 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 2nd
94 1 January 2012 Germany Oberstdorf, Germany 5 km + 5 km Skiathlon C/F Stage World Cup 1st
95 3 January 2012 Italy Toblach, Italy 3.3 km Individual C Stage World Cup 1st
96 4 January 2012 Italy Toblach, Italy 1.3 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 1st
97 5 January 2012 Italy Toblach, Italy 15 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 1st
98 7 January 2012 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 10 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 2nd
99 8 January 2012 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 9 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 3rd
100 29 December 2011
– 8 January 2012
GermanyItaly Tour de Ski Overall Standings World Cup 2nd
101 21 January 2012 Estonia Otepää, Estonia 1.2 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd
102 22 January 2012 Estonia Otepää, Estonia 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
103 4 February 2012 Russia Rybinsk, Russia 10 km Mass Start F World Cup 1st
104 5 February 2012 Russia Rybinsk, Russia 7.5 km + 7.5 km Skiathlon C/F World Cup 3rd
105 11 February 2012 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 15 km Mass Start C World Cup 1st
106 18 February 2012 Poland Szklarska Poręba, Poland 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
107 3 March 2012 Finland Lahti, Finland 7.5 km + 7.5 km Skiathlon C/F World Cup 2nd
108 4 March 2012 Finland Lahti, Finland 1.4 km Sprint C World Cup 1st
109 7 March 2012 Norway Drammen, Norway 1.2 km Sprint C World Cup 1st
110 11 March 2012 Norway Oslo, Norway 30 km Mass Start C World Cup 1st
111 14 March 2012 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden 1.0 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 1st
112 16 March 2012 Sweden Falun, Sweden 2.5 km Individual F Stage World Cup 1st
113 14–18 March 2012 Sweden World Cup Final Overall Standings World Cup 1st
114 2012–13 24 November 2012 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 10 km Individual F World Cup 1st
115 30 November 2012 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 1.4 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 1st
116 1 December 2012 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 5 km Individual F Stage World Cup 1st
117 2 December 2012 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 10 km Pursuit C Stage World Cup 1st
118 30 November
– 2 December 2012
Finland Nordic Opening Overall Standings World Cup 1st
119 19 January 2013 France La Clusaz, France 10 km Mass Start C World Cup 1st
120 16 February 2013 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 1.2 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd
121 9 March 2013 Finland Lahti, Finland 1.55 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
122 10 March 2013 Finland Lahti, Finland 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
123 20 March 2013 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden 1.1 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 2nd
124 22 March 2013 Sweden Falun, Sweden 2.5 km Individual F Stage World Cup 1st
125 23 March 2013 Sweden Falun, Sweden 10 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 1st
126 20–24 March 2013 Sweden World Cup Final Overall Standings World Cup 1st
127  2013–14  30 November 2013 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 5 km Individual C Stage World Cup 2nd
128 1 December 2013 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 10 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 3rd
129 29 November
– 1 December 2013
Finland Nordic Opening Overall Standings World Cup 1st
130 7 December 2013 Norway Lillehammer, Norway 10 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
131 14 December 2013 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
132 15 December 2013 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 1.5 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
133 28 December 2013 Germany Oberhof, Germany 3 km Individual F Stage World Cup 1st
134 1 February 2014 Italy Toblach, Italy 10 km Individual C World Cup 1st
135 2 February 2014 Italy Toblach, Italy 1.3 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
136 2 March 2014 Finland Lahti, Finland 10 km Individual F World Cup 1st
137 5 March 2014 Norway Drammen, Norway 1.3 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd
138 9 March 2014 Norway Oslo, Norway 30 km Mass Start C World Cup 1st
139 14 March 2014 Sweden Falun, Sweden 1.2 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 1st
140 15 March 2014 Sweden Falun, Sweden 7.5 km + 7.5 km Skiathlon C/F Stage World Cup 2nd
141 16 March 2014 Sweden Falun, Sweden 10 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 2nd
142 14–16 March 2014 Sweden World Cup Final Overall Standings World Cup 2nd
143 2014–15 29 November 2014 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 1.4 km Sprint C World Cup 1st
144 30 November 2014 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
145 5 December 2014 Norway Lillehammer, Norway 1.5 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 1st
146 6 December 2014 Norway Lillehammer, Norway 5 km Individual F Stage World Cup 2nd
147 7 December 2014 Norway Lillehammer, Norway 10 km Pursuit C Stage World Cup 3rd
148 5–7 December 2014 Norway Nordic Opening Overall Standings World Cup 1st
149 13 December 2014 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
150 20 December 2014 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 10 km Individual F World Cup 1st
151 21 December 2014 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 1.3 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
152 3 January 2015 Germany Oberstdorf, Germany 3 km Individual F Stage World Cup 1st
153 4 January 2015 Germany Oberstdorf, Germany 10 km Pursuit C Stage World Cup 1st
154 6 January 2015 Switzerland Val Müstair, Switzerland 1.4 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 1st
155 7 January 2015 Italy Toblach, Italy 5 km Individual C Stage World Cup 1st
156 8 January 2015 Italy Toblach, Italy 15 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 1st
157 10 January 2015 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 10 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 2nd
158 11 January 2015 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 9 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 3rd
159 3–11 January 2015 GermanySwitzerlandItaly Tour de Ski Overall Standings World Cup 1st
160 14 February 2015 Sweden Östersund, Sweden 1.2 km Sprint C World Cup 1st
161 15 February 2015 Sweden Östersund, Sweden 10 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
162 7 March 2015 Finland Lahti, Finland 1.5 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
163 8 March 2015 Finland Lahti, Finland 10 km Individual C World Cup 1st
164 11 March 2015 Norway Drammen, Norway 1.3 km Sprint C World Cup 3rd
165 15 March 2015 Norway Oslo, Norway 30 km Mass Start F Stage World Cup 1st
166 2016–17 27 November 2016 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 10 km Individual C World Cup 1st
167 3 December 2016 Norway Lillehammer, Norway 5 km Individual F Stage World Cup 3rd
168 17 December 2016 France La Clusaz, France 10 km Mass Start F World Cup 2nd
169 21 January 2017 Sweden Ulricehamn, Sweden 10 km Individual F World Cup 1st
170 29 January 2017 Sweden Falun, Sweden 15 km Mass Start C World Cup 1st
171 19 February 2017 Estonia Otepää, Estonia 10 km Individual C World Cup 1st
172 12 March 2017 Norway Oslo, Norway 30 km Mass Start C World Cup 1st
173 18 March 2017 Canada Quebec City, Canada 10 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 1st
174 19 March 2017 Canada Quebec City, Canada 10 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 1st
175 17–19 March 2017 Canada World Cup Final Overall Standings World Cup 1st
176 2017–18 25 November 2017 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 10 km Individual C Stage World Cup 1st
177 24–26 November 2017 Finland Nordic Opening Overall Standings World Cup 2nd
178 17 December 2017 Italy Toblach, Italy 10 km Pursuit C World Cup 1st
179 4 March 2018 Finland Lahti, Finland 10 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
180 11 March 2018 Norway Oslo, Norway 30 km Mass Start F World Cup 1st
181 16 March 2018 Sweden Falun, Sweden 1.4 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 3rd
182 17 March 2018 Sweden Falun, Sweden 10 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 2nd
183 18 March 2018 Sweden Falun, Sweden 10 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 3rd
184 16–18 March 2018 Sweden World Cup Final Overall Standings World Cup 1st

Team podiums[edit]

  • 29 victories – (20 RL, 9 TS)
  • 36 podiums – (27 RL, 9 TS)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1 2001–02 10 March 2002 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Moen / Pedersen / Skofterud
2 2002–03 19 January 2003 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Moen / Steira / Pedersen
3 2003–04 26 October 2003 Germany Düsseldorf, Germany 6 × 0.8 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Pedersen
4 23 November 2003 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Skofterud / Pedersen / Steira
5 7 December 2003 Italy Toblach, Italy 6 × 1.2 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Pedersen
6 14 December 2003 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Skofterud / Stemland / Pedersen
7 11 January 2004 Estonia Otepää, Estonia 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Skofterud / Pedersen / Steira
8 15 February 2004 Germany Oberstdorf, Germany 6 × 0.8 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Pedersen
9 22 February 2004 Sweden Umeå, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Skofterud / Steira / Pedersen
10 2004–05 24 October 2004 Germany Düsseldorf, Germany 6 × 0.8 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Pedersen
11 24 November 2004 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Bjørnås / Skofterud / Pedersen
12 5 December 2004 Switzerland Bern, Switzerland 6 × 1.1 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Berg
13 12 December 2004 Italy Lago di Tesero, Italy 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Bjørnås / Skofterud / Pedersen
14 20 March 2005 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Bjørnås / Pedersen / Stemland
15 2005–06 23 October 2005 Germany Düsseldorf, Germany 6 × 0.8 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Pedersen
16 20 November 2005 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Berg / Skofterud / Pedersen
17 15 January 2006 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Skofterud / Stemland / Steira
18 2006–07 29 October 2006 Germany Düsseldorf, Germany 6 × 0.8 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Berg
19 19 November 2006 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Skofterud / Pedersen / Steira
20 4 February 2007 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Jacobsen / Skofterud / Steira
21 2007–08 25 November 2007 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Jacobsen / Johaug / Skofterud
22 17 February 2008 Czech Republic Liberec, Czech Republic 4 × 1.4 km Team Sprint C World Cup 1st Jacobsen
23 24 February 2008 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Tyldum / Jacobsen / Steira
24 2008–09 23 November 2008 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Johaug / Steira / Kristoffersen
25 2009–10 22 November 2009 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Skofterud / Johaug / Steira
26 7 March 2010 Finland Lahti, Finland 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Kristoffersen / Johaug / Steira
27 2010–11 21 November 2010 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Skofterud / Johaug / Steira
28 19 December 2010 France La Clusaz, France 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Skofterud / Johaug / Steira
29 16 January 2011 Czech Republic Liberec, Czech Republic 6 × 1.3 km Team Sprint C World Cup 1st Falla
30 2011–12 20 November 2011 Norway Sjusjøen, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Skofterud / Johaug / Steira
31 12 February 2012 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Skofterud / Johaug / Jacobsen
32 2012–13 25 November 2012 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Skofterud / Johaug / Hagen
33 20 January 2013 France La Clusaz, France 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Weng / Johaug / Steira
34 2013–14 8 December 2013 Norway Lillehammer, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Weng / Johaug / Steira
35 2016–17 18 December 2016 France La Clusaz, France 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Østberg / Haga / Weng
36 22 January 2017 Sweden Ulricehamn, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Østberg / Weng / Jacobsen

Personal life[edit]

Bjørgen lives with her partner Fred Børre Lundberg, a former Olympic champion in Nordic combined, in Holmenkollen, Oslo.[14] In 2015, Bjørgen announced that she was pregnant and would not compete in the coming season, aiming for a return in the 2017 season.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Norway Olympic Team and Media Guide Sochi 2014. Norway: Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports. 2014. p. 46.
  2. ^ "'Born with skis on': Norway celebrates Winter Olympics medal record". www.theguardian.com. The Guardian. 2018-02-25. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Norwegian Winter Olympics superstar Marit Bjørgen to retire". Local Norway. 6 April 2018. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Olympic great Marit Bjoergen wins 1st Tour de Ski; Martin Johnsrud Sundby retains title". sports.yahoo.com. 11 January 2015. Archived from the original on 11 January 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  5. ^ Another fourth for Norway – Aftenposten.no Archived 2011-05-23 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ David Pace (22 February 2014). "Norwegian women back on top at Sochi Olympics". AP. Yahoo News.
  7. ^ "Winter Olympics: Marit Bjorgen becomes most decorated Winter Olympian as USA win gold". BBC Sport. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Bjoergen wins record seventh World Cup". www.eurosport.com. Eurosport. 11 March 2018. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  9. ^ Verdens Gang: Fikk ja til medisin på doping-listen (Norwegian)
  10. ^ The Foreigner:Vancouver 2010 News: Bjørgen weathers doping allegations
  11. ^ Verdens Gang: Kowalczyk med dop-angrep på Bjørgen. (Norwegian)
  12. ^ NRK: Bjørgens astmamedisin fjernes fra dopinglista (Norwegian)
  13. ^ "BJOERGEN Marit". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  14. ^ NTB Marit Bjørgen på flyttefot NRK. Retrieved 7 November 2013 (in Norwegian)
  15. ^ Mørtvedt, Peder; Skjerdingstad, Ander (23 June 2015). "Marit Bjørgen er gravid" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 26 June 2015.

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