Carina VOGT

Germany GER

Ski Jumping

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Sochi 2014
  • Year of Birth
    1992
Olympic Results

Biography

Carina VOGT

Carina Vogt has the distinction of being the first woman to win an Olympic ski jumping gold medal, a feat she achieved at Sochi 2014 somewhat to her own surprise. The German proved it was no fluke, however, by then claiming back-to-back individual and mixed normal hill world titles in 2015 and 2017, though she was unable to retain her Olympic crown at PyeongChang 2018, where she finished fifth in a competition won by Norway’s Maren Lundby.

Learning her trade

Hailing from Schwäbisch Gmünd in Baden-Wurtemberg, Vogt made her international ski jumping debut aged just 12 in an FIS event in Meinerzhagen (GER) in August 2004. Two years later, she made her first appearance in the Continental Cup - the top ladies’ international competition prior to the introduction of the FIS World Cup -and finished a creditable fourth in 2007, fifth in 2010 and eighth at the FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships in 2011.

In April 2011, the IOC Executive Board added women’s ski jumping to the programme for Sochi 2014 and a year later the sport got another huge boost when the International Ski Federation launched the Ski Jumping World Cup, providing male and female athletes with a new platform. Vogt was a regular on the World Cup podium, racking up four second places and four thirds, but found victory elusive. In Sochi, that would change. 

A historic victory

The inaugural Olympic women’s ski jumping competition took place on the HS106 hill in Rosa Khutor on 11 February 2014, and Vogt marked the occasion by flying out to 103m with her first jump to take the lead. Holding her nerve on her second, the German jumped 97.5m for a combined total of 247.4 points - just enough for her to win a wholly unexpected gold from Austrian veteran Daniela Iraschko-Stolz and France’s Coline Mattel, while pre-competition favourite Sara Takanashi came in fourth. 

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

PyeongChang 2018

#5
Normal Hill, Individual
Normal Hill, Individual Ski Jumping
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sochi 2014

G
Normal Hill, Individual
Normal Hill, Individual Ski Jumping