Marit BJOERGEN

Marit BJOERGEN
Country
SLO
Norway
Born
Gender
Gender
Female
Zodiac
Zodiac
Aries
Information
Languages: Norwegian, English
Birth place: Trondheim
Residence: Oslo
Equipment
Skis: Fischer
Boots: Fischer
Personal
Occupation: Skier
Education: College
Marital Status: Single
Hobbies: Friends, Family, Sport
SPORTS
Ski Club: Rognes IL
National Coach: Egil Kristiansen
Personal Coach: Svein Tore Samdal
  • START OF THE SPORTING CAREER

    • Like all Norwegians, Marit Bjoergen grew up with Cross-Country skiing and learned it early in her life
    • She was active kid and besides skiing she played football and handball
    • She started to compete at the age of 7 and was beaten for the first time when she was 13 in a competition in Sweden
    • She lived at a farm and had to help her parents

    CAREER

    • In 1999 she showed up for the first time at the FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships in Seefeld where she finished 5th in 5 km
    • World Cup debut in December 1999
    • In 2000 she started again at the Junior World Ski Championships but did not crack the top 10
    • First World Cup win in 2002 in Düsseldorf as she won the season kick off sprint
    • The Olympic in 2002 and has been in all Norwegian Olympic teams since then
    • First World Championships title in 2003 in sprint free
    • Marit Bjoergen has taken part in five FIS Nordic World Ski Championships since 2001 while her first victory came in sprint in Val di Fiemme 2003
    • In Oberstdorf in 2005 she captured 5 medals including three golds, in the same season she won the overall World Cup ranking for the first time and was able to defend this title the season after
    • At the Olympic Winter Games in Torino 2006 she claimed silver medal in 10 km classic
    • Seasons after were marked by inconsistent performance. Turning point at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Liberec 2009 – without a medal
    • Bjoergen changed the training, started to work on mental aspects of performance and focused more on balance, technique and strength
    • 2009/10 season highlighted with five Olympic medals
    • At the home FIS World Ski Championships in Oslo in 2011 she won four gold medals and one silver
    • In 2011/12 season Bjoergen won the Overall World Cup
    • In December 2012 Bjoergen recognized an irregularity of her hart beat and sit out FIS Tour de Ski 2012/13. Doctors did not find any health problem and Bjoergen could go to the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme
    • At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme she won again four gold medals and one silver

    PERSONAL

    • Marit Bjorgen grew up on a farm with her mother Kristin, father Ola-Ivar and her sister Kari (02.03.1986) and brother Anders (03.03.1979) in a little town called Rognes, which is close to Trondheim
    • Her boyfriend is Fred Börre Lundberg, a former Nordic Combined athlete

    NATIONAL FIRSTS

    • She is the most successful Norwegian female at Winter Olympic Games
    • She was awarded the Holmenkollen medal in 2010 – the highest award for a ski sport athlete in Norway

    QUICK LINKS

    Website: http://www.maritbjoergen.no/