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Kara Salmela

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameKara Hermanson•Salmela
Used nameKara•Salmela
Born16 June 1972 in Elk River, Minnesota (USA)
Measurements157 cm / 52 kg
NOC United States

Biography

Kara Salmela was a biathlete who competed for the USA at the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics. Salmela attended college at the University of Minnesota at Duluth, graduating with a degree in exercise science and physiology. After her ski racing career ended she formed Midnight Sun Adventure Company that specialized in tours with kayaking and cross-country skiing. She later created Midnight Sun Events that directed recreational sports events in Minnesota. In 2008 she also started SalmelaTalent, a boutique search firm that assists with relationship building.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1998 Winter Olympics Biathlon USA Kara Salmela
15 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 56
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) United States 15
2002 Winter Olympics Biathlon USA Kara Salmela
7.5 kilometres Sprint, Women (Olympic) 49
10 kilometres Pursuit, Women (Olympic) 45
15 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 59
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) United States 15