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Dario Cologna (born 11 March 1986) is a Swiss cross-country skier. He has four overall World Cup victories, four Olympic gold medals, one World Championships gold medal and four Tour de Ski victories in his career.

Dario Cologna
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Dario Cologna during World Cup competitions in Seefeld in Tirol, Austria in January 2018
Country  Switzerland
Born (1986-03-11) 11 March 1986 (age 33)
Santa Maria Val Müstair,
Switzerland
Height179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Ski clubSC Val Müstair
World Cup career
Seasons2007
Individual wins26
Team wins1
Indiv. podiums71
Team podiums1
Indiv. starts241
Team starts17
Overall titles4 – (2009, 2011, 2012, 2015)
Discipline titles4 – (4 DI)
Updated on 24 April, 2019.

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CareerEdit

Cologna is a native Rumantsch speaker. Cologna debuted in the FIS Cross-Country World Cup in Kuusamo in November 2006, and took his first points in Falun in March 2007. During the 2007–08 season, Cologna finished in the top ten four times and placed 37th overall.

In December 2008, Cologna took his first world cup podium finish with a second place in the 30-kilometre competition in La Clusaz. He went on to win the 2008–09 Tour de Ski in January 2009, finishing the final event almost a minute ahead of runner-up Petter Northug.[1] Cologna also won the overall 2008–09 World Cup with more than 100 points in front of the second place after placing 2 times first and other 3 times on the podium.

He finished the 2009–10 FIS Cross-Country World Cup fourth, winning a race and taking other two podiums. He also came in third in the 2009–10 Tour de Ski. In the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics he won the gold medal in the men's 15km freestyle event. Cologna is the first Swiss to win a cross-country skiing gold medal at the Winter Olympics.[2]

Cologna won the 2010–11 FIS Cross-Country World Cup with more than 300 points ahead of Petter Northug, who came second. In this season he won four races and took other six podiums, winning the 2010–11 Tour de Ski with 27 seconds ahead of Northug.

During the 2011–12 FIS Cross-Country World Cup season, Cologna won three races and took seven additional podium positions. On 8 January 2012 Cologna took his third Tour de Ski win in Val di Fiemme, winning the 2011–12 Tour de Ski. He finished more than a minute ahead of everyone else, with Marcus Hellner being second and Petter Northug third. With this performance, Cologna won his third Tour de Ski overall win, being the only male athlete to ever have done so. He also snatched the yellow jersey becoming world no. 1 in the 2011–12 FIS Cross-Country World Cup as of 8 January 2012.

At the World Championships 2013 in Val di Fiemme Cologna won the 30 km pursuit.

He won the 30 km skiathlon at the Sochi Olympics.[3] Later in the games he successfully defended his title from the Vancouver Olympics in the 15 km race, this time in classic technique.

At the PyeongChang Olympics Cologna won the 15 kilometre freestyle. He became the first cross-country skier to win three consecutive 15 km Olympic events.[4]

Olympic resultsEdit

  • 4 medals – (4 gold)
 Year   Age   15 km 
individual
 30 km 
 skiathlon 
 50 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 10 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2010 23 Gold 13 10 10 11
2014 27 Gold Gold 25 26 5
2018 31 Gold 6 9 11 11

World Championship resultsEdit

  • 3 medals – (1 gold, 2 silver)
 Year   Age   15 km 
individual
 30 km 
 skiathlon 
 50 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 10 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2009 22 6 41 4 7
2011 24 25 24 20 9 9
2013 26 8 Gold Silver 6
2015 28 18 Silver 6 5
2017 30 7 4
2019 32 6 14 7 8

World Cup resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[5]

Season titlesEdit

  • 8 titles – (4 overall, 4 distance)
Season
Discipline
2009 Overall
2011 Overall
Distance
2012 Overall
Distance
2015 Overall
Distance
2018 Distance

World Cup standingsEdit

 Season   Age  Season Standings Ski Tour Standings
Overall Distance Sprint Nordic
Opening
Tour de
Ski
World Cup
Final
Ski Tour
Canada
2007 21 145 94 N/A N/A N/A
2008 22 37 35 37 N/A 30 40 N/A
2009 23 1 2 9 N/A 1 1 N/A
2010 24 4 4 13 N/A 3 8 N/A
2011 25 1 1 12 2 1 3 N/A
2012 26 1 1 6 2 1 1 N/A
2013 27 3 2 9 4 2 5 N/A
2014 28 67 41 NC N/A
2015 29 1 1 46 8 4 N/A N/A
2016 30 23 20 42 13 DNF N/A
2017 31 7 9 54 26 3 5 N/A
2018 32 2 1 38 17 1 3 N/A
2019 33 23 19 69 10 DNF 12 N/A

Individual podiumsEdit

  • 26 victories – (15 WC, 11 SWC)
  • 71 podiums – (39 WC, 32 SWC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  2008–09  6 December 2008   La Clusaz, France 30 km Mass Start F World Cup 2nd
2 27 December 2008   Oberhof, Germany 3.75 km Individual F Stage World Cup 2nd
3 28 December 2008   Oberhof, Germany 15 km Pursuit C Stage World Cup 1st
4 27 December 2008
– 4 January 2009
    Tour de Ski Overall Standings World Cup 1st
5 20 March 2009   Falun, Sweden 3.3 km Individual F Stage World Cup 2nd
6 21 March 2009   Falun, Sweden 10 km + 10 km Pursuit C/F Stage World Cup 1st
7 18–22 March 2009   World Cup Final Overall Standings World Cup 1st
8  2009–10  6 January 2010   Cortina-Toblach, Italy 35 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 2nd
9 1–10 January 2010     Tour de Ski Overall Standings World Cup 3rd
10 5 February 2010   Canmore, Canada 15 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
11 6 February 2010   Canmore, Canada 1.7 km Sprint C World Cup 3rd
12 19 March 2010   Falun, Sweden 3.3 km Individual C Stage World Cup 1st
13  2010–11  20 November 2010   Gällivare, Sweden 15 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
14 27 November 2010   Rukatunturi, Finland 10 km Individual C Stage World Cup 1st
15 26–28 November 2010   Nordic Opening Overall Standings World Cup 2nd
16 12 December 2010   Davos, Switzerland 1.4 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
17 1 January 2011   Oberhof, Germany 15 km Pursuit C Stage World Cup 1st
18 2 January 2011   Oberstdorf, Germany 1.2 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 3rd
19 3 January 2011   Oberstdorf, Germany 10 km + 10 km Pursuit C/F Stage World Cup 2nd
20 5 January 2011   Toblach, Italy 1.3 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 2nd
21 6 January 2011   Cortina-Toblach, Italy 35 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 1st
22 8 January 2011   Val di Fiemme, Italy 20 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 2nd
23 31 December 2010
– 9 January 2011
   Tour de Ski Overall Standings World Cup 1st
24 12 March 2011   Lahti, Finland 10 km + 10 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 1st
25 16–20 March 2011   World Cup Final Overall Standings World Cup 3rd
26  2011–12  25–27 November 2011   Nordic Opening Overall Standings World Cup 2nd
27 17 December 2011   Rogla, Slovenia 15 km Mass Start C World Cup 2nd
28 18 December 2011   Rogla, Slovenia 1.2 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
29 29 December 2011   Oberhof, Germany 3.75 km Individual F Stage World Cup 2nd
30 30 December 2011   Oberhof, Germany 15 km Pursuit C Stage World Cup 3rd
31 1 January 2012   Oberstdorf, Germany 10 km + 10 km Skiathlon C/F Stage World Cup 2nd
32 2 January 2012   Toblach, Italy 5 km Individual C Stage World Cup 3rd
33 4 January 2012   Toblach, Italy 1.3 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 3rd
34 5 January 2011   Cortina-Toblach, Italy 35 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 1st
35 7 January 2012   Val di Fiemme, Italy 20 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 3rd
36 29 December 2011
– 8 January 2012
   Tour de Ski Overall Standings World Cup 1st
37 21 January 2012   Otepää, Estonia 1.4 km Sprint C World Cup 1st
38 22 January 2012   Otepää, Estonia 15 km Individual C World Cup 1st
39 11 January 2012   Nové Město, Czech Republic 30 km Mass Start C World Cup 2nd
40 18 January 2012   Szklarska Poręba, Poland 15 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
41 3 March 2012   Lahti, Finland 15 km + 15 km Skiathlon C/F World Cup 1st
42 10 March 2012   Oslo, Norway 50 km Mass Start C World Cup 2nd
43 16 March 2012   Falun, Sweden 3.3 km Individual F Stage World Cup 2nd
44 17 March 2012   Falun, Sweden 15 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 1st
45 14–18 March 2012   World Cup Final Overall Standings World Cup 1st
46  2012–13  2 December 2012   Rukatunturi, Finland 15 km Pursuit C Stage World Cup 2nd
47 3 January 2013   Cortina-Toblach, Italy 35 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 3rd
48 3 January 2013   Cortina-Toblach, Italy 5 km Individual C Stage World Cup 3rd
49 29 December 2012
– 6 January 2013
    Tour de Ski Overall Standings World Cup 2nd
50 19 January 2013   La Clusaz, France 15 km Mass Start C World Cup 3rd
51 1 February 2013   Sochi, Russia 1.8 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
52 2 February 2013   Sochi, Russia 15 km + 15 km Skiathlon C/F World Cup 1st
53 16 February 2013   Davos, Switzerland 1.5 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd
54 17 February 2013   Davos, Switzerland 15 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
55  2013–14  1 February 2014   Toblach, Italy 15 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
56  2014–15  13 December 2014   Davos, Switzerland 15 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
57 3 January 2015   Oberstdorf, Germany 4 km Individual F Stage World Cup 1st
58 10 January 2015   Val di Fiemme, Italy 15 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 3rd
59 23 January 2015   Rybinsk, Russia 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
60 1 February 2013   Rybinsk, Russia 15 km + 15 km Skiathlon C/F World Cup 2nd
61 14 March 2015   Oslo, Norway 50 km Mass Start F World Cup 2nd
62  2015–16  28 November 2015   Rukatunturi, Finland 10 km Individual F Stage World Cup 3rd
63 6 January 2016   Oberstdorf, Germany 15 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 2nd
64  2016–17  3 January 2017   Oberstdorf, Germany 10 km + 10 km Skiathlon C/F Stage World Cup 3rd
65 31 December 2016
– 8 January 2017
    Tour de Ski Overall Standings World Cup 3rd
66 2017–18 31 December 2017   Lenzerheide, Switzerland 15 km Individual C Stage World Cup 1st
67 1 January 2018   Lenzerheide, Switzerland 15 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 1st
68 30 December 2017
– 7 January 2018
    Tour de Ski Overall Standings World Cup 1st
69 28 January 2018   Seefeld, Austria 15 km Mass Start F World Cup 1st
70 10 March 2018   Oslo, Norway 50 km Mass Start F World Cup 1st
71 16–18 March 2018   World Cup Final Overall Standings World Cup 3rd

Team podiumsEdit

  • 1 victory – (1 RL)
  • 1 podium – (1 RL)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammates
1 2010–11 19 December 2010   La Clusaz, France 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Livers / Fischer / Perl

Personal lifeEdit

He is the older brother of Swiss skier Gianluca Cologna.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cologna, Kuitunen win Tour de Ski titles". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 5 January 2009.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Dario Cologna takes gold in men's 15km cross country". BBC Sport. 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2010-02-16.
  3. ^ "Sochi Olympics: Dario Cologna wins 15k-classic/15k-free skiathlon". LA Times. 2014-02-09. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  4. ^ "Dario Cologna Wins Gold Medal for Cross-Country Olympics 2018 15KM Individual". Bleacher Report. 2018-02-16. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Athlete : COLOGNA Dario". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  6. ^ Meier, Stefan (13 March 2013). "Erste Punkte! Gianluca Cologna sprintet auf Platz 6" (in German). Blick. Retrieved 7 March 2014.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Roger Federer
Swiss Sportsman of the Year
2013
Succeeded by
Roger Federer
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Simon Ammann
Flagbearer for    Switzerland
Pyeongchang 2018
Succeeded by
Incumbent