Nordic Combined – Champions
International Ski Federation (ISF) is the highest governing body of Nordic combined that is organized all over the world. Apart from this, all participating nations have their own governing bodies too, that decides the rules for the sport. Some of the championships of Nordic combined are as follows −
- Winter Olympic Games
- FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
- Nordic Combined world championships
- US Nordic Combined Championships
- Olympic Games
In this chapter, we will provide a brief synopsis of some of the champions of Nordic combined.
Magnus Moan is a Norwegian player born on 26th August 1983. He made his debut into the sport in the year 2002. He secured second position in 2005-2006 Nordic Combined World Championship.
He is also a good player in the field of cross country skiing. He started his world cup journey in 2003 and till now he has claimed 25 individual wins and 53 individual podiums. In 2006, he won a bronze medal in Olympics.
Charlotte Kalla was born on 22nd July 1987 in Sweden. She made her debut into the sport in 2003-2004 season. In 2009, she won a bronze medal in FIS Nordic Ski World Championship in 4 x 5 relay and a gold medal in 10 km event.
In the world cup season in 2006, she has nine individual wins and 47 individual podiums. In her Nordic Combined career till now, she has bagged seven gold medals in total which include two golds in Olympic Games, two in World Championships and 3 in Junior World Championships.
Therese Johaug was born on 26th June 1988 in Norway. She made her debut into the world cup in the year 2007 and till now she has 42 individual wins and 100 individual podiums.
From all the championships, she has gathered ten gold medals, one from Olympic Games, seven from World Championships and two from Junior World Championships. She has also won one silver and one bronze in Olympic Games and one silver and three bronzes in World Championships.
Marit Bjoergen belongs to Norway who became Olympic champion six times. She has won three gold medals in 2010 Olympics and three in 2014 Olympics. Along with this, she has got 105 individual wins in cross-country skiing.
She also has 29 victories in World Cup in cross-country skiing event. In World Cup, she got seven victories in sprint event. In 2005 and 2010, she won the Holmenkollen Ski Festival.
Stina Nilsson was born on 24th June 1993 in Sweden. She made her debut into the world cup in the year 2012 and till now she has won three individual events and 14 individual podiums.
From all the championships she has gathered 4 gold medals, one from European Youth Olympic festival and three from Junior World Championships. In her career, she mostly participated in sprint and gained either first, second or third rank.