Heidi WENG

START OF THE SPORTING CAREER

•Grew up with Cross-Country skiing and did skiing tours already when she was 3 years old. Especially her grandmother was an important companion in these tours.
•She started to compete at the age of 7.
•She was an active kid and besides competing in skiing and running she played football and handball.

CAREER

•Heidi Weng is considered the rising star of Norwegian Cross-Country Skiing
•The young skier entered the international Cross-Country Skiing scene in 2008. Already in 2009 she made the World Cup debut on the home ground in Beitostølen. In 10 km Free she scored a decent 39th place
•At the FIS Junior World Ski Championships in Hinterzarten (GER) in 2010 she claimed two medals, silver for 10 km Skiathlon and gold for 4x3.3 km
•Breakthrough season 2011/12 – first World Cup podium in Lahti 2012 and second place in World Cup Falun mini tour.
•Last winter Weng finished in third place in the Ruka Triple in Kuusamo, finished in the World Cup podium two times more
•At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championship she claimed first medal in the senior class - bronze medal 7.5km+7.5km skiathlon 

PERSONAL

•Heidi Weng grew up on the countryside with her mother May Bente, father Ole Morten and her sister Merete (03.08.1988) in a small and remote place named Ytre Enebakk nearby Oslo.

QUICK LINKS

Website: http://www.heidiweng.com