Languages: German
Skis: Rossignol
Bindings: Rossignol
Boots: Rossignol
Occupation: commercial clerk
Marital Status: Single
Ski Club: Obersaxen
National Coach: Jörg Roten
  • Hailing from the little known but well-loved resort Obersaxen, Carlo Janka didn't launch his international racing career until 2001. He didn't appear on the World Cup scene until 2005 and it took him until the following year to begin picking up Cup points (with a 20th-place finish in the giant slalom in Alta Badia). That same year - 2006 - Janka landed a bronze medal in GS at the Junior World Ski Championships in Quebec and was fourth overall in the Europa Cup standings.

    Now known as "The Iceman" among his Swiss fans for his cool and laid back personality, Janka really found his racing stride last season, when he suddenly established himself as one of the top multi-discipline racers on the World Cup.

    His success came on fast. Janka began the 2008-09 World Cup season starting at the very back of the field. He etched his mark loudly and boldly in last November's downhill race at Lake Louise, when he managed to find his way to the second step of the podium wearing bib No. 65. He notched his first World Cup victory two weeks later in the giant slalom at Val d'Isere and went on to prove his mastery of the extremely technical Bellevarde slope at Val d'Isere last March, earning the 2009 world championship GS crown as well as bronze in the world championship downhill. Janka dedicated his GS gold to good friend and teammate Daniel Albrecht, who was in the hospital following a crash at Kitzbuhel earlier in the season. Janka also showed the world that his speed holds strong in the tight gates, winning last year's super-combined World Cup at Wengen and taking third in Sestriere, then claiming the super-combined World Cup globe. He went from 64th in the 2008 overall Cup standings to seventh in 2009, ranked sixth in GS and 16th in downhill and super G with 12 top-10 finishes in the four disciplines (DH, SG, SC and GS). In 2010 was the year of Carlo Janka as he clinched both the Olympic gold medal in giant slalom at the Vancouver 2010 Games and the overall World Cup title.

    A music lover, Janka's taste ranges from Johnny Cash to Metallica to Coldplay and he is also a tennis and soccer fan, supporting Manchester United and countryman Roger Federer.

Latest World Cup Results

1651621.03.2015Giant SlalomMeribelFRAWorld Cup1515.27
1651318.03.2015DownhillMeribelFRAWorld Cup1614.25
1650914.03.2015Giant SlalomKranjska GoraSLOWorld Cup1622.51
1650308.03.2015Super GKvitfjellNORWorld Cup89.53
1650207.03.2015DownhillKvitfjellNORWorld Cup3721.33
1649601.03.2015Giant SlalomGarmisch PartenkirchenGERWorld Cup625.76
1649528.02.2015DownhillGarmisch PartenkirchenGERWorld Cup2313.91
1649326.02.2015DownhillGarmisch PartenkirchenGERTraining13
1648922.02.2015Super GSaalbachAUTWorld Cup45.31
1648821.02.2015DownhillSaalbachAUTWorld Cup45.35
1646024.01.2015DownhillKitzbuehelAUTWorld Cup2218.48
1645923.01.2015Alpine combinedKitzbuehelAUTWorld Cup69.95
1645923.01.2015Super GKitzbuehelAUTWorld Cup2119.60
1645418.01.2015DownhillWengenSUIWorld Cup31.12
1645216.01.2015Alpine combinedWengenSUIWorld Cup10.00
1645216.01.2015DownhillWengenSUICombined Disciplines10.00
1644610.01.2015Giant SlalomAdelbodenSUIWorld Cup2117.49
1643328.12.2014DownhillSanta Caterina ValfurvaITAWorld Cup1416.77
1643126.12.2014DownhillSanta Caterina ValfurvaITATraining8
1642621.12.2014Giant SlalomAlta BadiaITAWorld Cup2028.26
1642520.12.2014Super GVal Gardena / GroedenITAWorld Cup67.82
1642419.12.2014DownhillVal Gardena / GroedenITAWorld Cup2128.58
1642217.12.2014DownhillVal Gardena / GroedenITATraining11
1641712.12.2014Giant SlalomAreSWEWorld Cup1629.82
1641207.12.2014Giant SlalomBeaver CreekUSAWorld Cup76.87
1641106.12.2014Super GBeaver CreekUSAWorld Cup915.28
1641005.12.2014DownhillBeaver CreekUSAWorld Cup2623.58
1640702.12.2014DownhillBeaver CreekUSATraining28
1640530.11.2014Super GLake LouiseCANWorld Cup2418.07
1640429.11.2014DownhillLake LouiseCANWorld Cup2317.35
1640126.11.2014DownhillLake LouiseCANTraining36
1637026.10.2014Giant SlalomSoeldenAUTWorld Cup1120.65