Marit Bjoergen Facts
Norwegian Cross-Country Athlete
- Marit Bjoergen is a Norwegian Cross-Country Athlete.
- She was born on March 21, 1980.
- She began competing at age seven and took up organised training at age 12.
- She is a Fitness Instructor by profession.
- She has the nickname - The Iron Lady.
- Fred Borre Lundberg is her partner.
- She was named the 'Queen of Nordic Skiing' for the 2012/13 season by journalists of the Forum Nordicum. She also won the award for the 2010/11 season.
- She was named Best Female Athlete of 2011 by the International Sports Press Association [AIPS].
- In 2010 she received the Holmenkollen Medal, Norway's highest honour for winter athletes.
- She was named Athlete of the Year for 2005 in Norway, as voted by the Norwegian sports journalists.
- She won two gold medals in the 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi - one Ladies' Skiathlon 7.5km Classic + 7.5km Free Skiathlon and the other in Ladies' Team Sprint Classic.
- She became the first Norwegian woman to win four gold medals at the Olympic Games [summer or winter] when she won the 7.5km + 7.5km skiathlon at the 2014 Games in Sochi.
- She [33 years 324 days] became the oldest individual female gold medallist in cross-country skiing at the Olympic Winter Games when she won the 7.5km + 7.5km skiathlon at the 2014 Games in Sochi.