Maiken Caspersen Falla

Maiken Caspersen Falla

Norwegian skier
Date of Birth: 13.08.1990
Country: Norway

  1. Biography of Maiken Caspersen Falla
  2. Olympic Success
  3. World Championships and World Cup Victories
  4. Personal Life and Family

Biography of Maiken Caspersen Falla

Maiken Caspersen Falla is a Norwegian cross-country skier who specializes in sprint races. She was born on August 13, 1990, in Lørenskog, Norway. Falla made her debut in the World Cup in November 2008 and achieved her first victory in January 2011 in the team sprint event. Since then, she has become a dominant force in sprint racing.

Olympic Success

Falla's Olympic success began in 2014 when she won the gold medal in the individual sprint event at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Four years later, at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, she secured the silver medal in the sprint event, finishing behind Stina Nilsson from Sweden.

World Championships and World Cup Victories

In addition to her Olympic achievements, Falla has also excelled at the World Championships. She is a four-time world champion, winning gold medals in the sprint events in 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017.

Falla has had numerous victories in the World Cup circuit, with a total of 14 stage wins throughout her career. These include 9 personal victories in individual sprints, 4 wins in team sprints, and 1 win in the relay event. Her best overall World Cup ranking came in the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons, where she finished in 6th place.

Personal Life and Family

Falla comes from a family of skiers. Her twin brother, Marius Caspersen Falla, is also a professional cross-country skier. Both siblings have represented Norway in various competitions.

Maiken Caspersen Falla is sponsored by the ski equipment manufacturer Fischer and uses their skis for her races.