Maren Lundby Wiki: 5 Facts To Know About 2018 Olympics Ski Jumping Gold Medalist

Here are interesting facts about Maren Lundby, the Norwegian ski jumper, and a gold medalist at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Get to know her overall net worth, too.

Brief Biography Of Maren Lundby: The Norwegian Ski Jumper

Maren Lundby is a 23-year-old Norwegian ski jumper who was born on September 7, 1994, in Boeverbru, Norway. Currently, she is a student of the Lillehammer University College where she trains in sports studies. Although she is a ski jumper well-known for many of her successes, Maren Lundby reveals that she loves the game of soccer dearly. To think that a college student like her has achieved so much is no less an inspiration to many people. From the early age of 3, Maren Lundby started her ski jumping career by participating in the cross-country ski which was held at Kolbu, Norway in those days and by the time she turned 4, Mary Lundby already had her first pair of jumping skis. Maren Lundy’s club name is ‘Kolbukameratene IF’ of Norway and she has a personal coach, Jermund Lunder. Her National coach’s name is Christian Meyer. Just like most great achievers in life have mentors and heroes, Maren Lundy has two of such and they are jumper Simon Ammann (a Swiss) and Anette Sagen (a Norwegian). The two of them are great ski jumpers too from whom Maren Lundy claims to pick her inspiration. Information about her height is not currently available but from her Instagram’s pictures, one can safely conclude that Maren Lundby has a moderate height. Perhaps, as times unfold, more details about her body, height, and weight may become available. In talking about this ski jumping star, one cannot leave out her life philosophy. She believes that everyone should shoot for the moon and if for whatever reason they miss it, they can be sure of a place amidst the stars. This philosophy seems to have been working for her as we shall soon see in the five facts to know about her. These facts are discussed in the bulleted points below.

1. Maren Lundby With Her Net Worth Trains By Herself

That may be quite incredible but it’s the truth. Maren Lundby with all of her impressive ski jumping performances and net worth trains all by herself. Of course, she has a personal and national coach but not until her preparation for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games did she start using them. However, because of her dream to get a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, Maren Lundby decided to train with the male ski jumper of her country. She confessed to having been wowed at how her male counterparts work their way around the jumping game. As she recounts her experience while training with the guys, she seems to be affirming the agelong truth that two heads are better than one. Maren Lundby affirmed that there were techniques she learned from the guys just as they too had certain things to learn from her. The truth remains that Maren Lundby’s choice to train with her country’s men team eventually paid off. Prior to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, she had dreamt of winning a gold medal and that dream eventually came to pass. Of course, the experience she gained from her male colleagues must have assisted her.

2. Maren Lundby’s Career Successes And Net Worth

Considering that Maren Lundby is barely 23 years of age and also a college student at the same time, it is no understatement to say she has achieved a lot in ski jumping. Records have it that Maren Lundby has won 11 individual World Cup competitions. That’s no doubt, an impressive one. Again, apart from the eleven individual World Cup competitions, Maren Lundby too has participated and won at least one team competition and in the 2016/2017 game season, she finished the overall third best in team competition. This is Maren Lundby who trains all by herself. Perhaps the big one about her achievements isn’t much about one team competition or the eleven individual World Cup competitions she had won; that’s because, in the just concluded 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Maren Lundby was crowned the best in the individual Women’s normal hill; and that earned her a gold medal. For many people, this was a performance that brought her into greater world recognition. It is noteworthy that before this ski jumper went for this tournament, she had already made up her mind not to settle for anything less than a gold medal. It was for this reason that she, Maren Lundby, started training with the men’s team of her country where there was a kind of cross-fertilization of ideas between them. Her story indeed testifies that whatever the mind can conceive can truly be achieved. Up till presently, the highest Maren Lundby has jumped is about 460 ft and that remains her best yet. Ever since she started her World Cup career in the year 2012, her total individual competitions wins is placed at 13 (that is if her eleven individual World Cup competitions win are added to the 2 Olympic individual wins) while her one team competition win is only one yet. This promising ski jumper still has a lot of promising years ahead of her and that means possible more wins both at the individual World Cup competitions and one team competition respectively.

3. The Ski Jumper’s Lahti Experience

It’s good to talk about this ski jumper’s eleven individual World Cup competitions wins and her gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games but that doesn’t mean that she didn’t have her challenging period too. One of such was the Lahti experience. Bear in mind that the 2017 World Championships took place in Lahti, Finland, and Maren Lundby was also there to participate. She was doing very well in the first round; in fact, she finished as the lead in the first round but in the second round where she ought to have consolidated on her effort, she didn’t jump well enough and that made her finish fourth in that competition. When speaking with ‘Hill Size Magazine’ in June 2017, the eleven individual World Cup competitions winner lamented on her inability to take her destiny in that game in her hands. She contended that she had all of the chances to have killed the game but she didn’t just know what happened. This is something that happens to everyone at sometime in their life but she wasn’t about to let it get her down. We look at a prize before us and it appears we have everything it takes to get it but for some unexplainable reasons, we just couldn’t lay our hands on it and Maren Lundby had this experience too.

4. Maren Lundby’s Debut In Professional Ski Jumping

Maren Lundby is well represented on various social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and the likes. She began her professional ski jumping career in the continental cup on August 12, 2007, in Bischofsgruen. The Continental Cup was the highest possible competition a female ski jumper could participate in and that means Maren Lundby started big. However, her performance at the said competition wasn’t quite impressive as it is now because she was ranked 56th then. Maren Lundby was, however, not deterred by the result of her debut outing, she continued pressing on and as such, became better with time. From the initial 56th position which she was ranked, she progressed to being among the first 10 in subsequent competitions she later participated in. When the new Midtstubakken ski jumping hill in Oslo, Norway was opened on September 6, 2010, Maren Lundby was among the first set of ski jumpers to jump there and she landed a height of 87 meters. So, from what looked like a rough start, Maren Lundby has managed to move on and become a star today at ski jumping. Photos of her various exploits are on her Instagram page.

5. Maren Lundby’s Net Worth

Of course, no fact about a celebrity or star is ever complete without mentioning their net worth. You would want to know how much a 24-year-old female athlete and ski jumper has been able to accrue to herself from the game she loves so much. However, there are no official figures for Maren Lundby’s net worth currently. She even seems to be comfortable keeping figures of her worth secret for now. Notwithstanding, judging by the enormous appearances she has made at different competitions and the successes recorded, that she is in money is no subject for controversy. Maren Lundby stands in the same position as Daniela Iraschko-Stolz and Sarah Hendrickson who all have 13 individual world cup wins to date. So, her net worth if not the same as theirs should be distinctly different.

Final Remarks

Now you know almost everything that’s available to know about this successful female ski jumper from Norway. As earlier noted, you may want to check her Instagram’s page for many of her photos. She represents a woman who has a passion for what she does and who also believes in herself. Maren Lundby seems to recognize in time what she was good at and she treading that path among other factors is the reason she’s a force to reckon with today in female sports. She would soon be out of school and then she can face ski jumping proper. No detail about her relationship status is available currently. Perhaps she wants to face her studies and graduate before hooking up or she just feels that should be kept as secret as possible. Her enthusiasm is a challenge to other female ski jumpers like herself. Typically of her, she’s never appearing perturbed on the field of play. Hopefully, she wouldn’t slack a bit when marriage issues set in. September 7, 2018, would be her 24th birthday and few months after that, she would be finishing off college. Maybe we can say that life has been a bit fair for this lady as in, it seems she’s having it all cool. But judging by some of the challenges she’s encountered while trying to reach the top, it may not be totally correct to say she has had things easy. A better way to view her story is to preparation meeting opportunity. If she had not prepared well especially for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, perhaps you wouldn’t have been reading about her now.