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|Full name||Marina Charlotte Kalla|
|Born|| (1987-07-22) 22 July 1987
Tärendö, Norrbotten, Sweden
|Height||1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Ski club||Piteå Elit|
|World Cup career|
|Overall titles||0 – (4th in 2008 and 2012)|
|Updated on 24 March 2019.|
Marina Charlotte Kalla (born 22 July 1987 in Tärendö) is a Swedish cross-country skier who has been competing at international level since the 2003–04 season. Kalla is a three-time Olympian, winning her first Olympic gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in the 10 km freestyle event in Vancouver. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Kalla ran the final leg in the 4 × 5 km women's relay race and started third with a 25.7 seconds lag behind the first place but reduced the gap, overtaking her competitors in the final straight, earning Sweden the first gold medal in the women's relay event since 1968. At the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang Kalla won Olympic gold medal in the skiathlon event.
Kalla is of Tornedalian Finnish descent.
2010 Winter Olympics
Kalla won the gold medal in the women's 10 km individual for Sweden at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with a time of 24:58.4. She also won a silver in the team sprint event with Anna Haag at those same games.
2014 Winter Olympics
Kalla won a silver medal in the skiathlon event on 8 February in Sochi, and another silver in the classical race on 13 February. In the 4 × 5 km women's relay race, held on 15 February, she ran in the final leg and started third with a 25.7 sec lag behind the first place and a 19.9 lag behind the second place, but totally reduced the gap, and overtook her competitors in the final straight, giving Sweden the gold medal.
2018 Winter Olympics
Kalla took the first gold medal awarded at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang when she won the skiathlon, breaking away from the leading group on the last lap of the course to take victory with a lead of 7.8 seconds over second-placed Marit Bjørgen. Her win made her the first Swedish woman to win three Winter Olympic golds, and tied her with canoer Agneta Andersson as the female Swede with most Olympic gold medals overall. It was also Kalla's sixth Olympic medal, equalling Anja Pärson's record for the most Winter Olympic medals among Swedish women. She then went on to win silver in the 10 km freestyle individual start, the 4 × 5 km relay (together with Anna Haag, Ebba Andersson and Stina Nilsson) and the team sprint (with Stina Nilsson).
Cross-country skiing results
- 9 medals – (3 gold, 6 silver)
|Year||Age|| 10 km
| 15 km
| 30 km
|Sprint|| 4 × 5 km
- 13 medals – (3 gold, 6 silver, 4 bronze)
|Year||Age|| 10 km
| 15 km
| 30 km
|Sprint|| 4 × 5 km
|Season||Age||Discipline standings||Ski Tour standings|
- 12 victories – (7 WC, 5 SWC)
- 59 podiums – (35 WC, 24 SWC)
|1||2007–08||24 November 2007||Beitostølen, Norway||10 km Individual F||World Cup||3rd|
|2||29 December 2007||Nové Město, Czech Republic||10 km Pursuit F||Stage World Cup||1st|
|3||1 January 2008||Nové Město, Czech Republic||10 km Pursuit F||Stage World Cup||1st|
|4||4 January 2008||Asiago, Italy||1.2 km Sprint F||Stage World Cup||1st|
|5||5 January 2008||Val di Fiemme, Italy||10 km Mass Start C||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|6||28 December 2007
– 6 January 2008
|Tour de Ski||Overall Standings||World Cup||1st|
|7||16 February 2008||Liberec, Czech Republic||7.6 km Individual F||World Cup||3rd|
|8||8 March 2008||Oslo, Norway||30 km Individual F||World Cup||2nd|
|9||2008–09||22 November 2008||Gällivare, Sweden||10 km Individual F||World Cup||1st|
|10||8 March 2009||Lahti, Finland||10 km Individual F||World Cup||2nd|
|11||20 March 2009||Falun, Sweden||2.5 km Individual F||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|12||20–22 March 2009||World Cup Final||Overall Standings||World Cup||3rd|
|13||2009–10||21 November 2009||Beitostølen, Norway||10 km Individual F||World Cup||2nd|
|14||12 December 2009||Davos, Switzerland||10 km Individual F||World Cup||2nd|
|15||5 February 2010||Canmore, Canada||10 km Individual F||World Cup||1st|
|16||19 March 2010||Falun, Sweden||2.5 km Individual F||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|17||21 March 2010||Falun, Sweden||10 km Pursuit F||Stage World Cup||1st|
|18||19–21 March 2010||World Cup Final||Overall Standings||World Cup||3rd|
|19||2010–11||20 November 2010||Gällivare, Sweden||10 km Individual F||World Cup||2nd|
|20||26–28 November 2010||Nordic Opening||Overall Standings||World Cup||3rd|
|21||31 December 2010||Oberhof, Germany||2.8 km Individual F||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|22||3 January 2011||Oberstdorf, Germany||5 km + 5 km Pursuit C/F||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|23||20 February 2011||Drammen, Norway||1.2 km Sprint F||World Cup||3rd|
|24||2011–12||19 November 2011||Sjusjøen, Norway||10 km Individual F||World Cup||2nd|
|25||25 November 2011||Rukatunturi, Finland||1.2 km Sprint C||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|26||26 November 2011||Rukatunturi, Finland||5 km Individual F||Stage World Cup||3rd|
|27||7 January 2012||Val di Fiemme, Italy||10 km Mass Start C||Stage World Cup||3rd|
|28||4 February 2012||Rybinsk, Russia||10 km Mass Start F||World Cup||2nd|
|29||16 March 2012||Falun, Sweden||2.5 km Individual F||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|30||18 March 2012||Falun, Sweden||10 km Pursuit F||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|31||16–18 March 2012||World Cup Final||Overall Standings||World Cup||3rd|
|32||2012–13||29 December 2012||Oberhof, Germany||3 km Individual F||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|33||3 January 2013||Cortina, Italy||15 km Pursuit F||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|34||22 March 2013||Falun, Sweden||2.5 km Individual F||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|35||24 March 2013||Falun, Sweden||10 km Pursuit F||Stage World Cup||3rd|
|36||22–24 March 2013||World Cup Final||Overall Standings||World Cup||3rd|
|37||2013–14||1 December 2013||Rukatunturi, Finland||10 km Pursuit F||Stage World Cup||1st|
|38||29 November 2013
– 1 December 2013
|Nordic Opening||Overall Standings||World Cup||2nd|
|39||7 December 2013||Lillehammer, Norway||10 km Individual C||World Cup||2nd|
|40||14 December 2013||Davos, Switzerland||15 km Individual F||World Cup||3rd|
|41||1 February 2014||Toblach, Italy||10 km Individual C||World Cup||3rd|
|42||2 March 2014||Lahti, Finland||10 km Individual F||World Cup||2nd|
|43||2014–15||30 November 2014||Rukatunturi, Finland||10 km Individual C||World Cup||3rd|
|44||15 February 2015||Östersund, Sweden||10 km Individual F||World Cup||1st|
|45||8 March 2015||Lahti, Finland||10 km Individual C||World Cup||3rd|
|46||2015–16||28 November 2015||Rukatunturi, Finland||5 km Individual F||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|47||5 December 2015||Lillehammer, Norway||7.5 km + 7.5 km Skiathlon C/F||World Cup||2nd|
|48||2016–17||7 January 2017||Val di Fiemme, Italy||10 km Mass Start C||Stage World Cup||3rd|
|49||21 January 2017||Ulricehamn, Sweden||10 km Individual F||World Cup||3rd|
|50||19 February 2017||Otepää, Estonia||10 km Individual C||World Cup||2nd|
|51||2017–18||25 November 2017||Rukatunturi, Finland||10 km Individual C||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|52||26 November 2017||Rukatunturi, Finland||10 km Pursuit F||Stage World Cup||3rd|
|53||24–26 November 2017||Nordic Opening||Overall Standings||World Cup||1st|
|54||3 December 2017||Lillehammer, Norway||7.5 km + 7.5 km Skiathlon C/F||World Cup||1st|
|55||16 December 2017||Toblach, Italy||10 km Individual F||World Cup||1st|
|56||21 January 2018||Planica, Slovenia||10 km Individual C||World Cup||2nd|
|57||2018–19||25 November 2018||Rukatunturi, Finland||10 km Individual C||World Cup||2nd|
|58||1 December 2018||Lillehammer, Norway||10 km Individual F||Stage World Cup||3rd|
|59||8 December 2018||Beitostølen, Norway||15 km Individual F||World Cup||2nd|
- 3 victories – (2 RL, 1 TS)
- 15 podiums – (14 RL, 1 TS)
|1||2006–07||17 December 2006||La Clusaz, France||4 × 5 km Relay C/F||World Cup||2nd||L. Andersson / Lindborg / Norgren|
|2||4 February 2007||Davos, Switzerland||4 × 5 km Relay C/F||World Cup||1st||L. Andersson / Strömstedt / Norgren|
|3||25 March 2007||La Clusaz, France||4 × 5 km Relay C/F||World Cup||3rd||Dahlberg / Rydqvist / Norgren|
|4||2007–08||28 October 2007||Düsseldorf, Germany||6 × 0.8 km Team Sprint F||World Cup||1st||Norgren|
|5||2008–09||23 November 2008||Gällivare, Sweden||4 × 5 km Relay C/F||World Cup||3rd||Hansson / Norgren / Haag|
|6||7 December 2008||La Clusaz, France||4 × 5 km Relay C/F||World Cup||2nd||L. Andersson / Lindborg / Haag|
|7||2009–10||22 November 2009||Beitostølen, Norway||4 × 5 km Relay C/F||World Cup||1st||Olsson / Lindborg / Haag|
|8||2010–11||21 November 2010||Gällivare, Sweden||4 × 5 km Relay C/F||World Cup||2nd||Norgren / Haag / Rydqvist|
|9||12 December 2010||La Clusaz, France||4 × 5 km Relay C/F||World Cup||3rd||Lindborg / Haag / Rydqvist|
|10||2012–13||25 November 2012||Gällivare, Sweden||4 × 5 km Relay C/F||World Cup||2nd||Ingemarsdotter / Bleckur / Larsen|
|11||2016–17||22 January 2017||Ulricehamn, Sweden||4 × 5 km Relay C/F||World Cup||3rd||Ingemarsdotter / Henriksson / Falk|
|12||2018–19||27 January 2019||Ulricehamn, Sweden||4 × 5 km Relay C/F||World Cup||2nd||Settlin / E. Andersson / Sundling|
|13||2019–20||8 December 2019||Lillehammer, Norway||4 × 5 km Relay C/F||World Cup||3rd||Ribom / Rönnlund / Lundgren|
|14||1 March 2020||Lahti, Finland||4 × 5 km Relay C/F||World Cup||3rd||Karlsson / Öhrn / Dahlqvist|
|15||2020–21||24 January 2021||Lahti, Finland||4 × 5 km Relay C/F||World Cup||2nd||Ribom / Modig / E. Andersson|
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- "Resultat 2015" (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
Media related to Charlotte Kalla at Wikimedia Commons
- Charlotte Kalla at the International Ski Federation
- Charlotte Kalla at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)
- 17 March 2005 Charlotte Kalla interview at SVT's open archive (in Swedish)
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