Justyna Kowalczyk
Justyna Kowalczyk


January 19 (or 23), 1983
Limanowa, Flag of Poland.svg Poland

Known for

Cross—country skier

Justyna Kowalczyk (born January 19 or January 23, 1983) is a Polish cross-country skier who has been competing in the cross-country World Cup since 2000.

Ben and Toad's Contest

She appeared on season 1 of Ben and Toad's Contest, lasting surprisingly longer than favourites Shawn Johnson, Gilles Marini, Apolo Anton Ohno, Sabrina Bryan and Melissa Rycroft.

She entered the season 5 qualifying. She finished second behind biathlete Vita Semerenko of Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine, placing higher than season 15 contestants Bristol Palin and Pamela Anderson. After the qualifications are over for all four seasons, she could not qualify due to the first placed contestant from eight events in all over the world for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

She made cameo appearances in season 5, mostly In the Ironman World Championship. She was chosen for the Croatia squad in season 5.


She won Olympic medals during her cross country career in skiing. She represented Poland in her first Olympics in 2006, in Turin, Italy. She also represented the country at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, and 2014 in Sochi, Russia.