Athlete Profile - Mark CHANLOUNG

Birth Date:  09 Feb 1995
Age:  23
Gender:   Men

Mark CHANLOUNG - Schedule

Start Time Event Status
Tue, 13 Feb 18:15
Men's Sprint Classic Qualification
Fri, 16 Feb 15:00
Men's 15km Free
Sat, 24 Feb 14:00
Men's 50km Mass Start Classic

Biographical Information

Highlights World Cup overview - Best rank per season and event since 2014/2015
YearSP CSP F15km C15km F
2017/20181 x 119th1 x 76th1 x 110th1 x 99th
2016/2017-1 x 47th--

World Cup - Ten best performances in current season
762017/2018Sprint FreeLenzerheide, SUI
782017/2018Sprint FreeDavos, SUI
992017/201815km FreeDavos, SUI
1102017/201815km ClassicRuka, FIN
1192017/2018Sprint ClassicRuka, FIN

Under 23 World Championship
YearLocationSP CSP F15km C15km F15km/15km
2018Kandersteg, SUI-3648--
2017Park City, UT, USA17--3635

Junior World Championships
YearLocationSP C10km F10km/10km4x5km R
2015Almaty, KAZ2448296

SP - Sprint, C - Classic, F - Freestyle, P - Pursuit, R - Relay, TSP - Team Sprint, Overall - Final classification Stage World Cup, xkm/xkm - Skiathlon events, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DSQ - Disqualified
Hobbies Cliff diving. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018)
Occupation Athlete, Student
Education Sports Physiology - University of Milan, Italy
Languages spoken English, French, Italian, Thai
Coach Andrea Dufour, ITA, from 2016 (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018)
Sporting/Famous relatives His sister Karen also competes for Thailand in cross-country skiing. (Bangkok Post, 07 Nov 2017)
Debut World Cup Debut - 2017 in Toblach, Italy
Start He first skied with his parents at age three in Gressoney-la-Trinite, Italy, and snowboarded at age nine. He took up cross-country skiing at age 10. (Bangkok Post, 07 Nov 2017; Athlete, 09 Feb 2018)
Reason His parents wanted him to learn skiing in case it became useful in later life. (Bangkok Post, 07 Nov 2017)
Memorable Achievement Finishing 17th in the sprint classic at the 2017 World U23 Championships in Soldier Hollow, UT, United States of America. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018)
Hero Italian cross-country skier Francesco De Fabiani. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018)
Awards He was selected as Thailand's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (OIS, 09 Feb 2018)
Additional information General
Born in Italy, he has both Italian and Thai citizenship. He represented Italy until 2016. (Bangkok Post, 07 Nov 2017)

He trains alongside his sister Karen, who is also a professional cross-country skier. Their father Boonchan is the team's manager, and their mother serves as their physiotherapist. "I'm more of a sprinter, [Karen] is more into long distance. So we mostly follow different routines, but at the end of the day we have one another for support." (Bangkok Post, 07 Nov 2017)

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