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Eevi Huttunen

Full name: Eevi Maria Huttunen (-Pirinen)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)
Born: August 23, 1922 in Karttula, Pohjois-Savo, Finland
Affiliations: Kuopion Luisteluseura, Kuopio (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Eevi Huttunen was one of the best female long distance skaters in the 1950s. She made her international début at the 1948 World All-around Championships and won her first World distance medals (silver in 5,000 and bronze in 3,000) at that Championships and she won a distance medal in either the 3K or 5K at every World All-around Championships in which she competed between 1950 and 1960. Her only World all-around title and only medal in the all-around came at the 1951 World All-around Championships, where she won the 1,500, 3,000 and 5,000 and was second at 500. Besides her three distance titles in 1951, she won four more – 3,000 in 1957 and 1959; 5,000 in 1953 and 1954. Huttunen made her last international appearance at the 1960 Winter Olympics, where women's speed skating was first contested. She won a bronze in the 3,000, was ninth in the 1,000 and 14th in both the 500 and 1,500. Domestically Huttunen won twelve Finnish titles in all-around (1946-1948, 1950-1955, 1957, 1959-60) and she was selected as Finnish female athlete of the year in 1949, 1951, 1953 and 1960.

Personal Bests: 500 – 48.2 (1957); 1000 – 1:37.2 (1960); 1500 – 2:35.1 (1960); 3000 – 5:18.8 (1957).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Winter 37 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Finland FIN 14
1960 Winter 37 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Finland FIN 9
1960 Winter 37 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Finland FIN 14
1960 Winter 37 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Finland FIN 3 Bronze

Women's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Winter 37 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Finland Final Standings 14 48.6

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1960 Winter 37 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Finland Final Standings 9 1:37.2 21 58

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1960 Winter 37 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Finland Final Standings 14 2:35.1 31 1:10 1:53

Women's 3,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k
1960 Winter 37 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Finland Final Standings 3 5:21.0 1:01 1:42 2:24 3:08 3:52 4:37