Sophie Caldwell

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Sophie Caldwell
Sophie Caldwell FIS Cross-Country World Cup 2012-2012 Quebec.jpg
Born (1990-03-22) 22 March 1990 (age 28)
Rutland, Vermont, United States
Ski clubStratton Mountain School
World Cup career
Individual wins2
Indiv. podiums5
Updated on 27 January 2018.

Sophia Shuell Caldwell (born March 22, 1990, Peru, Vermont) is an American cross-country skier.[1]

Caldwell's uncle, Tim Caldwell, and grandfather, John Caldwell, are also Olympians.

Caldwell attended Dartmouth College and majored in psychology, graduating in 2012. She was a member of the Tri Delta sorority.[citation needed]

Athletic career[edit]

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.[1] In 2014 in Lenzerheide, SUI, she placed 6th in the freestyle sprint.[1] 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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[1] 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.[3]

World Cup results[edit]

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

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 2 victories – (1 WC, 1 SWC)
  • 5 podiums – (3 WC, 2 SWC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  2013–14  1 March 2014 Finland Lahti, Finland 1.55 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
2 2015–16 5 January 2016 Germany Oberstdorf, Germany 1.2 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 1st
3  2017–18  1 March 2014 Switzerland Lenzerheide, Switzerland 1.5 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 2nd
4 13 January 2018 Germany Dresden, Germany 1.2 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
5 27 January 2018 Austria Seefeld, Austria 1.1 km Sprint F World Cup 1st

Team podiums[edit]

  • 3 podiums – (1 RL, 2 TS)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1 2015–16 24 January 2016 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Bjornsen / Stephen / Diggins
2 2016–17 5 February 2017 South Korea Pyeongchang, South Korea 6 × 1.4 km Team Sprint F World Cup 3rd Sargent
3 2017–18 13 January 2018 Germany Dresden, Germany 6 × 1.3 km Team Sprint F World Cup 3rd Sargent


  1. ^ a b c d e Sophie Caldwell at the International Ski Federation
  2. ^ "Sophie Caldwell Falls in Sprint Final, Finishes Sixth.", Washington Post, 2/11/2014.
  3. ^ "Caldwell Does What She Considered Unthinkable: Wins World Cup Classic Sprint",, 1/5/2015.
  4. ^ "CALDWELL Sophie". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 27 January 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Sophie Caldwell at Wikimedia Commons