Charlotte KALLA

Sweden SWE

Cross-Country

  • Olympic Medals
    3 G
    6 S
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Vancouver 2010
  • Year of Birth
    1987
Olympic Results

Biography

Charlotte KALLA

Over the course of three appearances at the Olympic Winter Games, Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla has become her country’s most successful female cross-country skier of all time. Curiously, she has won two of her three golds and one of her six silvers on the very same day, 15 February, at four-year intervals.

Red letter day

15 February has a talismanic significance in the life of Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla. It was on that very day in 2010 that she made her Olympic debut, in the 10km freestyle in Vancouver. Starting 31st, she simply blew the rest of the field away, leading at every split and finishing a full 6.6 seconds clear of the defending champion, Kristina Smigun-Vaehi of Estonia, and more than 15 seconds ahead of Norway’s Marit Bjørgen.

Kalla’s victory opened Sweden’s gold medal account at Vancouver and she became the country’s first individual cross-country skiing champion at the Winter Games since Grenoble 1968, when Toini Gustafsson collected two golds.

Four years to the day later, 26-year-old Kalla found herself anchoring for Sweden in the 4x5km relay at Sochi, in a team that also featured Ida Ingemarsdotter, Emma Wiken and Anna Haag. By the time she took over from Haag, Kalla had a 27-second deficit to make up on Finland and Germany, with Krista Lahteenmaki and Denise Hermann fighting it out for the lead on the last leg.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

PyeongChang 2018

S
10 kilometres, Freestyle
10 kilometres, Freestyle Cross Country Skiing
#5
30 kilometres Mass Start, Classical
30 kilometres Mass Start, Classical Cross Country Skiing
G
15 kilometres Skiathlon
15 kilometres Skiathlon Cross Country Skiing
S
4 × 5 kilometres Relay
4 × 5 kilometres Relay Cross Country Skiing
S
Team Sprint, Classical
Team Sprint, Classical Cross Country Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sochi 2014

S
10 kilometres, Classical
10 kilometres, Classical Cross Country Skiing
#32
30 kilometres Mass Start, Freestyle
30 kilometres Mass Start, Freestyle Cross Country Skiing
S
15 kilometres Skiathlon
15 kilometres Skiathlon Cross Country Skiing
G
4 × 5 kilometres Relay
4 × 5 kilometres Relay Cross Country Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Vancouver 2010

G
10 kilometres, Freestyle
10 kilometres, Freestyle Cross Country Skiing
#8
15 km Skiathlon
15 km Skiathlon Cross Country Skiing
#6
30 kilometres Mass Start, Classical
30 kilometres Mass Start, Classical Cross Country Skiing
#5
4 × 5 kilometres Relay
4 × 5 kilometres Relay Cross Country Skiing
S
Team Sprint, Freestyle
Team Sprint, Freestyle Cross Country Skiing