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Sophia Shuell Caldwell (born March 22, 1990, Peru, Vermont) is an American cross-country skier.[1]

Sophie Caldwell
2018-01-13 FIS-Skiweltcup Dresden 2018 (Siegerehrung Frauen) by Sandro Halank–022 Sophie Caldwell.jpg
Sophie Caldwell during World Cup comeptitions in Dresden, Saxony, Germany in January 2018
Country United States
Born (1990-03-22) 22 March 1990 (age 29)
Peru, Vermont, United States
Ski clubStratton Mountain School
World Cup career
Seasons2013
Individual wins2
Team wins0
Indiv. podiums8
Team podiums3
Indiv. starts111
Team starts14
Overall titles0 – (19th in 2018)
Discipline titles0
Updated on 24 March, 2019.

Caldwell's uncle, Tim Caldwell, and grandfather, John Caldwell, are also Olympians.

Caldwell attended Dartmouth College and majored in psychology, graduating in 2012. She was a member of the Tri Delta sorority.[citation needed]

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Athletic careerEdit

Caldwell made her debut in FIS Cross-Country World Cup in Quebec's sprints in December 2012 with 14th place in the individual competition. At the 2013 World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme Caldwell finished 20th in classic style sprint.[1] In 2014 in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, she placed sixth in the freestyle sprint.[1] On March 1, 2014, Caldwell finished 3rd in the Lahti, Finland skate sprint World Cup, for her first podium.

At the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, she finished sixth in the freestyle sprint.[1] She was in position to contend for a medal midway through the final when Astrid Jacobsen poled between her legs, causing her to crash and taking her out of contention for a medal. She finished 12 seconds behind in sixth place. This is the best ever result by a female American cross-country skier.[2]

Caldwell got her first victory in the World Cup during the 2016 edition of the Tour de Ski. She won the classic sprint in Oberstdorf, Germany on January 5, 2016.[1] With this victory, Caldwell was only the second American woman with a victory in the World Cup. The other being Kikkan Randall. Caldwell is also the first American woman to win a classic World Cup event.[3]

Olympic resultsEdit

 Year   Age   10 km 
individual
 15 km 
 skiathlon 
 30 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 5 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2014 23 30 6 7
2018 27 8 5

World Championship resultsEdit

 Year   Age   10 km 
individual
 15 km 
 skiathlon 
 30 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 5 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2015 23 10 8
2017 25 6
2019 27 29 14

World Cup resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[4]

World Cup standingsEdit

 Season   Age  Season Standings Ski Tour Standings
Overall Distance Sprint Nordic
Opening
Tour de
Ski
World Cup
Final
Ski Tour
Canada
2013 23 87 NC 53 N/A
2014 24 23 47 8 64 DNF 39 N/A
2015 25 53 NC 20 71 DNF N/A N/A
2016 26 27 75 7 DNF DNF N/A DNF
2017 27 33 NC 11 DNF DNF 36 N/A
2018 28 19 61 3 39 DNF 36 N/A
2019 29 21 NC 4 DNF 36 N/A

Individual podiumsEdit

  • 2 victories – (1 WC, 1 SWC)
  • 8 podiums – (5 WC, 3 SWC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  2013–14  1 March 2014   Lahti, Finland 1.55 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
2 2015–16 5 January 2016   Oberstdorf, Germany 1.2 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 1st
3  2017–18  1 March 2014   Lenzerheide, Switzerland 1.5 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 2nd
4 13 January 2018   Dresden, Germany 1.2 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
5 27 January 2018   Seefeld, Austria 1.1 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
6  2018–19  15 December 2018   Davos, Switzerland 1.5 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
7 1 January 2019   Val Müstair, Switzerland 1.4 km F Sprint Stage World Cup 2nd
8 9 February 2019   Lahti, Finland 1.4 km F Sprint World Cup 2nd

Team podiumsEdit

  • 3 podiums – (1 RL, 2 TS)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1 2015–16 24 January 2016   Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Bjornsen / Stephen / Diggins
2 2016–17 5 February 2017   Pyeongchang, South Korea 6 × 1.4 km Team Sprint F World Cup 3rd Sargent
3 2017–18 13 January 2018   Dresden, Germany 6 × 1.3 km Team Sprint F World Cup 3rd Sargent

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Sophie Caldwell at the International Ski Federation
  2. ^ "Sophie Caldwell Falls in Sprint Final, Finishes Sixth.", Washington Post, 2/11/2014.
  3. ^ "Caldwell Does What She Considered Unthinkable: Wins World Cup Classic Sprint", FasterSkier.com, 1/5/2015.
  4. ^ "CALDWELL Sophie". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 27 January 2018.

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