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Liisa Suihkonen

Full name: Liisa Helena Suihkonen
Gender: Female
Height: 5-2.5 (159 cm)
Weight: 53-55 kg
Born: September 27, 1943 in Suonenjoki, Pohjois-Savo, Finland
Affiliations: Suonenjoen Vasama, Suonenjoki (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Liisa Suihkonen made her international début at the 1966 World Championships and also competed at the 1968 Olympic Winter Games and 1970 and 1974 World Championships, but did not reach the podium at any of those meets. The high point of her career came at the 1976 Winter Olympics, when she won a silver in the relay, in her only start of those games. Domestically Suikhonen won one Finnish title in 1966 in the 10 km. During and after her sporting career Suihkonen worked as a school teacher. She has also worked with the Suonenjoki City Council, and from 1997 she has been the chairman of Suonenjoen Vasama.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 24 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Women's 10 kilometres Finland FIN 18
1976 Winter 32 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Women's 4 × 5 kilometres Relay Finland FIN 2 Silver

Women's 10 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R
1968 Winter 24 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 18 39:55.3 20:16.2 19

Women's 4 × 5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1976 Winter 32 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Finland FIN Final Standings 2 17:29.02 17:29.02 2
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