Maria Gerboth - Nordic Combined
Vice Junior World Champion
2x Top 5 at Junior World Championships
15th place Overall World Cup
Armed forces athlete
Paragliding, spending time with my cat
- Role model
- What's important to me
Fairness in sports and to inspire younger athletes for my sport to keep the Nordic Combined alive, because I love this sport.
We may have been denied of our chance at the Olympics for the time being, but not of a strong partner. Thank you Viessmann!
Maria dreams of taking part in the Olympic Games in her sport – Nordic combined. She takes up the sport at an early age and attends the sports boarding school in Oberhof so that she can train in the best possible way. Maria celebrates her international debut in 2016, and in 2019 competes in the Continental Cup for the first time. At the 2019 Junior World Championships in Lahti, she narrowly misses the podium in fourth place. Then, just a few days later, she takes her first podium finish in the Continental Cup with second place. In 2020, the Junior World Championships take place in Oberwiesenthal, Germany, and Maria wins the silver medal with the mixed team. In the following season, Maria celebrates her first World Cup start as well as her participation in the Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf.
Silver medal in Oberwiesenthal
Maria mainly competes in the Continental Cup this season. At the Junior World Championships in Oberwiesenthal, the highlight of the season, she just misses the podium in the individual race with fourth place. However, just two days later she clinches second place together with the mixed team and the silver medal.
Premiere at World Cup & World Championship
The 2020/21 season is marked by firsts in the women’s Nordic combined and Maria is always there. In December 2020, the first World Cup takes place in Ramsau, Austria, followed by another highlight at the end of February 2021: The Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf with the first women’s competition in the history of Nordic combined. Maria takes 19th place in the five kilometer race.
Top 10 in the World Cup
Maria regularly competes in the World Cup this season and several times places among the top 10. At the Junior World Championships in Zakopane, Poland she finishes with a strong seventh place.