March 27, 2017

Information about Dario Cologna

Personal facts

About him

  • Cross-country skier
  • Born March 11, 1986
  • Santa Maria Val Müstair, Switzerland
  • 1.79 m (5 feet 10 inches)
  • 74 kg (163 pounds)

Family

  • Parents: Christina and Remo Cologna
  • Sibling: one brother

Accomplishments

Olympic Games

  • Gold medal – 15 km classic in Sochi, Russia: 2014.
  • Gold medal – 30 km skiathlon (classic/freestyle) in Sochi, Russia: 2014.
  • Gold medal – 15 km freestyle in Vancouver, Canada: 2010.
  • He participated in two Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada (2010) and Sochi, Russia (2014) by representing Switzerland.

Nordic World Ski Championships

  • Gold medal – 30 km skiathlon (classic/freestyle) in Val di Fiemme, Italy: 2014.

World Cup

  • He finished first in the overall standings (end of the season): 4 times (2008-09, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2014-15).
  • Gold medal – 15 km freestyle in Rybinsk, Russia: 2015.
  • Gold medal – 30 km skiathlon (classic/freestyle) pursuit in Sochi, Russia: 2013.
  • Gold medal – 15 km classic (mass start) in Falun, Sweden: 2012 (stage).
  • Gold medal – 30 km skiathlon (classic/freestyle) pursuit in Lahti, Finland: 2012.
  • Gold medal – 15 km classic in Otepää, Estonia: 2012.
  • Gold medal – Sprint 1.4 km classic in Otepää, Estonia: 2012.
  • Gold medal – Sprint 1.2 km freestyle in Rogla, Slovenia: 2011.
  • Gold medal – 20 km skiathlon pursuit in Lahti, Finland: 2011.
  • Gold medal – Relay 4 x 10 km (team) in La Clusaz, France: 2010.
  • Gold medal – 3.3 km classic (prologue) in Falun, Sweden: 2010 (stage).
  • Gold medal – 20 km skiathlon pursuit in Falun, Sweden: 2009 (stage).

Tour de ski

  • He finished first in the overall standings of the Tour: 3 times (2008-09, 2010-11 and 2011-12).
  • Gold medal – 4 km freestyle (prologue) in Oberstdorf, Germany: 2014 (stage).
  • Gold medal – 35 km freestyle pursuit in Cortina d’Ampezzo - Toblach, Italy: 2012 (stage).
  • Gold medal – 35 km freestyle pursuit in Cortina d’Ampezzo - Toblach, Italy: 2011 (stage).
  • Gold medal – 15 km classic pursuit in Oberhof, Germany: 2011 (stage).
  • Gold medal – 15 km classic pursuit in Oberhof, Germany: 2008 (stage).

Nordic Opening

  • Gold medal – 10 km classic in Kuusamo, Finland: 2010 (stage).

Other FIS races

  • Gold medal – 15 km freestyle in Campra, Switzerland: 2017.
  • Gold medal – 35 km freestyle (mass start) in Bruksvallarna, Sweden: 2016.
  • Gold medal – Sprint 1.2 km freestyle in Horw - Langis, Switzerland: 2016.
  • Gold medal – 15 km freestyle in Gällivare, Sweden: 2012.
  • Gold medal – 10 km classic in Goms, Switzerland: 2007.
  • Gold medal – 50 km classic (mass start) in Steg, Liechtenstein: 2007.
  • Gold medal – 10 km freestyle in Balderschwang, Germany: 2006.

Marathon Cup

  • Gold medal – 42 km freestyle (mass start) in Samedan, Switzerland: 2017.
  • Gold medal – 42 km freestyle (mass start) in Samedan, Switzerland: 2010.
  • Gold medal – 42 km freestyle (mass start) in Samedan, Switzerland: 2007.

Alpen Cup

  • Gold medal – 10 km freestyle in Sankt Ulrich am Pillersee, Austria: 2012.
  • Gold medal – 10 km classic in Campra, Switzerland: 2012.
  • Gold medal – Sprint 1.4 km classic in Campra, Switzerland: 2012.
  • Gold medal – 10 km freestyle in Obertilliach, Austria: 2007.

National Championships (Switzerland)

  • Gold medal – 15 km freestyle pursuit in Leysin, Switzerland: 2014.
  • Gold medal – 15 km classic in Leysin, Switzerland: 2014.
  • Gold medal – 15 km freestyle in Davos, Switzerland: 2013.
  • Gold medal – Sprint 1.4 km freestyle in Campra, Switzerland: 2012.
  • Gold medal – Sprint 1.2 km classic in Bex, Switzerland: 2012.
  • Gold medal – 20 km pursuit in Bex, Switzerland: 2011.
  • Gold medal – 15 km freestyle in Bex, Switzerland: 2011.
  • Gold medal – Sprint freestyle in Marbach, Switzerland: 2010.
  • Gold medal – 20 km pursuit in Lac Retaud, Switzerland: 2008.

U23 World Ski Championships

  • Gold medal – 30 km freestyle (mass start) in Mals, Italy: 2008.
  • Gold medal – 30 km pursuit in Tarvisio, Italy: 2007.
  • Gold medal – 15 km freestyle in Tarvisio, Italy: 2007.

Other fact

  • Swiss athlete of the year: 2012.

Cross-country facts

Specialty

  • All-around skier (better in distance races).

World ranking

  • During the interview (March 18, 2017), he was ranked 8th in the world according to the International Ski Federation (FIS).