|Born||22 March 1990|
Rutland, Vermont, United States
|Ski club||Stratton Mountain School|
|World Cup career|
|Updated on 27 January 2018.|
Caldwell made her debut in FIS Cross-Country World Cup in Quebec's sprints in December 2012 with 14th place in the individual competition. At the 2013 World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme Caldwell finished 20th in classic style sprint. In 2014 in Lenzerheide, SUI, she placed 6th in the freestyle sprint. On March 1, 2014, Caldwell finished 3rd in the Lahti, Finland skate sprint World Cup, for her first podium.
At the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, she finished 6th in the freestyle sprint. She was in position to contend for a medal midway through the A-final when Astrid Jacobsen poled between her legs, causing her to crash and taking her out of contention for a medal. She finished 12 seconds behind in 6th place. This is the best ever result by a female American cross-country skier.
Caldwell got her first victory in the World Cup during the 2015-2016 edition of the Tour de Ski. She won the classic sprint in Oberstdorf, Germany on January 5, 2016. With this victory, Caldwell was only the second US woman with a victory in the World Cup. The other being Kikkan Randall. Caldwell is also the first American woman to win a classic World Cup event.
World Cup results
- 2 victories – (1 WC, 1 SWC)
- 5 podiums – (3 WC, 2 SWC)
|1||2013–14||1 March 2014||Lahti, Finland||1.55 km Sprint F||World Cup||3rd|
|2||2015–16||5 January 2016||Oberstdorf, Germany||1.2 km Sprint C||Stage World Cup||1st|
|3||2017–18||1 March 2014||Lenzerheide, Switzerland||1.5 km Sprint F||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|4||13 January 2018||Dresden, Germany||1.2 km Sprint F||World Cup||3rd|
|5||27 January 2018||Seefeld, Austria||1.1 km Sprint F||World Cup||1st|
- 3 podiums – (1 RL, 2 TS)
|1||2015–16||24 January 2016||Nové Město, Czech Republic||4 × 5 km Relay M||World Cup||2nd||Bjornsen / Stephen / Diggins|
|2||2016–17||5 February 2017||Pyeongchang, South Korea||6 × 1.4 km Team Sprint F||World Cup||3rd||Sargent|
|3||2017–18||13 January 2018||Dresden, Germany||6 × 1.3 km Team Sprint F||World Cup||3rd||Sargent|
- Sophie Caldwell at the International Ski Federation
- "Sophie Caldwell Falls in Sprint Final, Finishes Sixth.", Washington Post, 2/11/2014.
- "Caldwell Does What She Considered Unthinkable: Wins World Cup Classic Sprint", FasterSkier.com, 1/5/2015.
- "CALDWELL Sophie". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
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