Languages: German
Height: 186
Weight: 87
Skis: Atomic
Bindings: Atomic
Boots: Atomic
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

1614515.03.2014Giant SlalomLenzerheideSUIWorld Cup1611.16
1614313.03.2014Super GLenzerheideSUIWorld Cup716.38
1614212.03.2014DownhillLenzerheideSUIWorld Cup912.18
1613202.03.2014Super GKvitfjellNORWorld Cup3926.08
1613101.03.2014DownhillKvitfjellNORWorld Cup4534.51
1613028.02.2014DownhillKvitfjellNORWorld Cup3324.39
1610402.02.2014Giant SlalomSt. MoritzSUIWorld Cup2433.86
1609726.01.2014Super CombinedKitzbuehelAUTWorld Cup819.17
1609726.01.2014Super GKitzbuehelAUTWorld Cup85.22
1609625.01.2014DownhillKitzbuehelAUTWorld Cup69.44
1608817.01.2014Super CombinedWengenSUIWorld Cup1115.85
1608817.01.2014DownhillWengenSUICombined Disciplines1420.68
1608211.01.2014Giant SlalomAdelbodenSUIWorld Cup2012.90
1606929.12.2013DownhillBormioITAWorld Cup2423.66
1606222.12.2013Giant SlalomAlta BadiaITAWorld Cup2218.65
1606121.12.2013DownhillVal Gardena / GroedenITAWorld Cup2121.14
1606020.12.2013Super GVal Gardena / GroedenITAWorld Cup1624.66
1605414.12.2013Giant SlalomVal d IsereFRAWorld Cup1215.76
1604808.12.2013Giant SlalomBeaver Creek, COUSAWorld Cup617.20
1604707.12.2013Super GBeaver Creek, COUSAWorld Cup1213.75
1604606.12.2013DownhillBeaver Creek, COUSAWorld Cup2324.25
1604101.12.2013Super GLake LouiseCANWorld Cup1314.94
1604030.11.2013DownhillLake LouiseCANWorld Cup1015.46