Marit BJOERGEN

Norway NOR

Cross-Country

  • Olympic Medals
    8 G
    4 S
    3 B
  • Games participations
    5
  • First Olympic Games
    Turin 2006
  • Year of Birth
    1980
Olympic Results

Biography

Marit BJOERGEN

Winning more medals than any other athlete at PyeongChang 2018, five in total, Norwegian cross-country skiing idol Marit Bjørgen became the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time, with a collection of 15 medals to her name. Eight of them are golds, equalling the record held by her compatriots Ole Einar Bjørndalen and Bjørn Daehlie, who won their titles in biathlon and cross-country respectively. Those records are just two of the many she has achieved during her remarkable career.

It started with the sprint

Bjørgen has won everything there is to win since embarking on her international career as a 19-year-old in 1999. The first of her 15 Olympic medals was a silver in the women’s 4x5km team relay at Salt Lake City 2002, when she formed part of a Norwegian quartet also featuring Bente Skari, Helde Pedersen and Anita Moan.

Bjørgen secured her maiden FIS World Cup win later that year in the freestyle sprint in Dusseldorf (GER), while a maiden world title came her way the following year in the same event in Val di Fiemme (ITA).

Though she started out as a sprint specialist and scored her first ten career wins in the freestyle and classical events thanks to her explosive power, Bjørgen expanded her repertoire to longer distances during the 2004/05 season, with yet more victories and podium finishes coming her way.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

PyeongChang 2018

B
10 kilometres, Freestyle
10 kilometres, Freestyle Cross Country Skiing
G
30 kilometres Mass Start, Classical
30 kilometres Mass Start, Classical 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
B
Team Sprint, Classical
Team Sprint, Classical Cross Country Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sochi 2014

#11
Sprint, Freestyle
Sprint, Freestyle Cross Country Skiing
#5
10 kilometres, Classical
10 kilometres, Classical Cross Country Skiing
G
30 kilometres Mass Start, Freestyle
30 kilometres Mass Start, Freestyle Cross Country Skiing
G
15 kilometres Skiathlon
15 kilometres Skiathlon Cross Country Skiing
#5
4 × 5 kilometres Relay
4 × 5 kilometres Relay Cross Country Skiing
G
Team Sprint, Classical
Team Sprint, Classical Cross Country Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Vancouver 2010

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

Turin 2006

#18
Sprint, Freestyle
Sprint, Freestyle Cross Country Skiing
#4
Team Sprint, Classical
Team Sprint, Classical Cross Country Skiing
S
10 kilometres, Classical
10 kilometres, Classical Cross Country Skiing
#AC
15 km Skiathlon
15 km Skiathlon Cross Country Skiing
#5
4 × 5 kilometres Relay
4 × 5 kilometres Relay Cross Country Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Salt Lake City 2002

#50
15 kilometres, Mass Start, Freestyle
15 kilometres, Mass Start, Freestyle Cross Country Skiing
#14
30 kilometres, Classical
30 kilometres, Classical Cross Country Skiing
S
4 × 5 kilometres Relay
4 × 5 kilometres Relay Cross Country Skiing