Stina Nilsson

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Stina Nilsson
Stina Nilsson 2018-01-14 001.jpg
Stina Nilsson in January 2018
Full nameTäpp Karin Stina Nilsson
Born (1993-06-24) 24 June 1993 (age 25)
Malung, Sweden
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Ski clubIFK Mora SK
World Cup career
Seasons2012
Individual wins15
Team wins2
Indiv. podiums32
Team podiums5
Overall titles0 – (4th in 2017)
Discipline titles2 – (2 U23)

Stina Nilsson (born 24 June 1993) is a Swedish cross country skier. She is a five-time Olympic medalist and the 2018 Olympic champion in the individual sprint.

Career[edit]

She finished 23rd in her World Cup debut in Drammen on 7 March 2012. Nilsson won the gold medal in the sprint event at the 2012 Junior World Championship in Erzurum, Turkey. The year after, she defended the gold medal in Liberec.[1]

On 19 February 2014, Nilsson and Ida Ingemarsdotter, won bronze medals together in the team sprint at the Olympic Games in Sochi. Nilsson also finished 10th in the individual sprint. She made her first individual World Cup podium on 5 March, having finished third in the classical sprint in Drammen.

Nilsson won three silver medals at the 2015 World Championships in Falun. On 19 February in the individual sprint, on 22 february in the team sprint (with Ida Ingemarsdotter), and on 26 February in the 4×5 km relay (with Sofia Bleckur, Charlotte Kalla, and Maria Rydqvist). Nilsson won the Under-23 World Cup title for the 2014–2015 season and finished fourth in the Sprint World Cup.

She defended the U23 World Cup title in the 2015–2016 season and finished third in the Sprint World Cup, having won three individual sprint events over the season.

On 2 March 2017, she won the silver medal in the 4x5 km relay (with Anna Haag, Charlotte Kalla, and Ebba Andersson) at the World Championships in Lahti. Nilsson won nine individual World Cup races over the 2016–2017 season, finishing fourth in the Overall World Cup and second in the Sprint World Cup. She also finished overall-third in the Tour de Ski.[2]

Nilsson won four medals at the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. On 13 February she became an Olympic champion, having won the gold medal in the individual sprint. On 17 and 21 February respectively, she won silver medals in the 4×5 km relay (with Anna Haag, Charlotte Kalla, and Ebba Andersson) and in the team sprint (with Charlotte Kalla). On 25 February Nilsson won the bronze medal in the 30 km classical mass start. She also finished 10th in the 15 km skiathlon. She finished second in the 2017–2018 sprint World Cup, having won three individual sprint events over the season.

She was awarded the Victoria Scholarship in 2018.[3]

World Cup results[edit]

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

Season titles[edit]

  • 2 titles – (2 U23)
Season
Discipline
2015 U23
2016 U23

World Cup standings[edit]

 Season   Age  Season Standings Ski Tour Standings
Overall Distance Sprint U23 Nordic
Opening
Tour de
Ski
World Cup
Final
Ski Tour
Canada
2012 19 93 63 N/A N/A
2013 20 67 38 N/A N/A
2014 21 35 72 12 N/A 52 WD N/A
2015 22 12 41 4 1 21 WD N/A N/A
2016 23 11 23 3 1 2 24 N/A WD
2017 24 4 6 2 N/A 5 3 3 N/A
2018 25 12 33 2 N/A 7 N/A

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 15 victories – (8 WC, 7 SWC)
  • 32 podiums – (19 WC, 13 SWC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1 2013–14 5 March 2014 Norway Drammen, Norway 1.3 km Sprint C World Cup 3rd
2 14 March 2014 Sweden Falun, Sweden 1.2 km Sprint C  Stage World Cup  3rd
3 2014–15 21 December 2014  Switzerland  Davos, Switzerland 1.3 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
4 17 January 2015 Estonia Otepää, Estonia 1.2 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd
5 14 February 2015 Sweden Östersund, Sweden 1.2 km Sprint C World Cup 3rd
6 2015–16 27 November 2015 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 1.4 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 2nd
7 29 November 2015 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 10 km C Pursuit Stage World Cup 2nd
8 27–29 November 2015 Finland Nordic Opening Overall Standings World Cup 2nd
9 13 December 2015  Switzerland  Davos, Switzerland 1.6 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
10 19 December 2015 Italy Toblach, Italy 1.3 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
11 16 January 2016 Slovenia Planica, Slovenia 1.2 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
12 11 February 2016 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden 1.2 km Sprint C World Cup 3rd
13 1 March 2016 Canada Gatineau, Canada 1.7 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 2nd
14 4 March 2016 Canada Quebec City, Canada 1.5 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 1st
15 2016–17 26 November 2016 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 1.4 km Sprint C World Cup 1st
16 31 December 2016  Switzerland  Val Müstair, Switzerland 1.5 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 1st
17 3 January 2017 Germany Oberstdorf, Germany 5  km + 5 km C/F Skiathlon Stage World Cup 1st
18 4 January 2017 Germany Oberstdorf, Germany 10 km F Pursuit Stage World Cup 1st
19 7 January 2017 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 10 km C Mass Start Stage World Cup 1st
20 31 December 2016
– 8 January 2017
SwitzerlandGermanyItaly Tour de Ski Overall Standings World Cup 3rd
21 28 January 2017 Sweden Falun, Sweden 1.4 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
22 18 February 2017 Estonia Otepää, Estonia 1.3 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
23 8 March 2017 Norway Drammen, Norway 1.2 km Sprint C World Cup 1st
24 17 March 2017 Canada Quebec City, Canada 1.5 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 1st
25 19 March 2017 Canada Quebec City, Canada 10 km F Pursuit Stage World Cup 3rd
26 17–19 March 2017 Canada World Cup Final Overall Standings World Cup 3rd
27 2017–18 24 November 2017 Finland Rukatunturi, Finland 1.4 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 1st
28 9 December 2017  Switzerland  Davos, Switzerland 1.5 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
29 20 January 2018 Slovenia Planica, Slovenia 1.4 km Sprint C World Cup 1st
30 3 March 2018 Finland Lahti, Finland 1.4 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
31 7 March 2018 Norway Drammen, Norway 1.2 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd
32 2018–19 30 November 2018 Norway Lillehammer, Norway 1.3 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 2nd

Team podiums[edit]

  • 2 victories – (2 TS)
  • 5 podiums – (1 RL, 4 TS)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1 2012–13 13 January 2013 Czech Republic Liberec, Czech Republic 6 × 0.85 km Team Sprint F World Cup 2nd  Ingemarsdotter 
2 2014–15 18 January 2015 Estonia Otepää, Estonia 6 × 1.2 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Ingemarsdotter
3 2015–16 17 January 2016 Slovenia Planica, Slovenia 6 × 1.2 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Ingemarsdotter
4 2016–17 18 December 2016 France La Clusaz, France 4 × 4.0 km M Relay World Cup 3rd Wikén / Rydqvist / Dyvik
5 2017–18 14 January 2018 Germany Dresden, Germany 6 × 1.3 km Team Sprint F World Cup 2nd  Falk 

Olympic results[edit]

  • 5 medals – (1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
 Year   Age   10 km 
individual
 15 km 
 skiathlon 
 30 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 5 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2014 20 10 3
2018 24 10 3 1 2 2

World Championship results[edit]

  • 4 medals – (4 silver)
 Year   Age   10 km 
individual
 15 km 
 skiathlon 
 30 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 5 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2013 19 5
2015 21 2 2 2
2017 23 13 26 DSQ 2 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIRST GOLD FOR SWEDEN AND GERMANY". FIS NORDIC JUNIOR & U23 WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS LIBEREC 2013. 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  2. ^ Lars Grimlund (8 January 2017). "Stina Nilsson trea i Tour de Ski" (in Swedish). Dagens nyheter. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  3. ^ Daniel Sörensen (1 June 2018). "Stina Nilsson får Victoriastipendiet" (in Swedish). Sportbladet. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Stina Nilsson". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 4 January 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to Stina Nilsson at Wikimedia Commons