Maren Lundby

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January 20, 2022

Maren Olstad Lundby (born 7 September 1994) is a Norwegian ski jumper who represents Kolbukameratene. She made her debut in the Continental Cup on August 12, 2007, and took her first World Cup winner on December 10, 2016 in Nizhny Tagil. She is an Olympic champion after winning on the normal slopes in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Lundby won gold on a large hill the first time this was arranged for women during the World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf in 2021. She has won the World Cup a total of three times; 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20. She grew up on Heksumhøgda, Bøverbru. She is a former student at NTG Lillehammer.

Career

Lundby participated in the junior WC in 2008 and 2009, where she came in 30th and 34th place respectively. She made a name for herself when she took bronze in the Norwegian Ski Championships 2009, behind Anette Sagen and Line Jahr. After the bronze, she was also taken out to Norway's squad in the world championship in Liberec, where ski jumping for women was on the program for the first time. She jumped first of all, became historic, and finished in 22nd place with jumps of 73.5m and 59.5m. September 6, 2010 she was the first jumper when the new Midtstubakken in Oslo was opened. She jumped 87 meters. In the World Ski Championships 2011 in Holmenkollen, she came in 11th place on a normal slope, as the second best Norwegian girl. Daniela Iraschko won this race, ahead of Elena Runggaldier and Coline Mattel. Lundby took her first victory in the World Cup when she won the Tramplin Aist in Nizhny Tagil in Russia on December 10, 2016, and took her second World Cup winner on the Miyanomori hill in Sapporo on February 15, 2017. In the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, she became Olympic champion in the normal hill race, ahead of German Katharina Althaus and Japanese Sara Takanashi. After the World Cup races in Romanian Râșnov on 3 and 4 March 2018, she secured overall victory in the World Cup 2017/18, even though there were then three races left of the season. In the WC 2019 in Seefeld, Lundby took gold individually, and she was the anchor woman on the Norwegian team that took bronze in the team competition, together with Ingebjørg Saglien Bråten, Anna Odine Strøm and Silje Opseth. She also jumped on the Norwegian team that took bronze in mixed teams, together with Anna Odine Strøm, Robert Johansson and Andreas Stjernen. She won the first edition of the women's Raw Air in March 2019, after winning the races in Lillehammer and in Trondheim. During the WC 2021 in Oberstdorf, she won gold in a big hill the first time this was arranged for women. She took silver in the normal hill race, silver in the mixed team competition and bronze in the team competition for women, and thus took a medal in all races she competed in. She came to the championship without an individual podium place in the World Cup this season.14. March 2021 she was awarded the Holmenkoll Medal. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was not a traditional Kollenhelg, and the award was made via video link from NRK's ​​"Vinterstudio".

World Cup overview

62 podium finishes, 30 victories

Total places in the World Cup

References

External links

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