Aino-Kaisa Saarinen

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Aino-Kaisa Saarinen
SAARINEN Aino Kaisa Tour de Ski 2010.jpg
Personal information
Born (1979-02-01) 1 February 1979 (age 36)
Hollola, Finland
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Professional information
Club Lempäälän Kisa[1]
Skis Rossignol[1]
World Cup
Seasons 1998–
Wins 3
Additional podiums 21
Total podiums 24

Aino-Kaisa Saarinen (born 1 February 1979) is a Finnish cross country skier who has competed since 1998.


Competing in two Winter Olympics, she won three bronze medals with one in 2006 (Team sprint) and two in 2010 (30 km, 4 x 5 km).

Saarinen also won six medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with four golds (Team sprint: 2009, 10 km: 2009, 4 x 5 km: 2007, 2009) and two bronzes (7.5 km + 7.5 km double pursuit: 2009, 10 km: 2011). She has six individual victories in FIS races since 2002, but did not win her first World Cup event until she won the 30 km classical event at the Holmenkollen ski festival on March 17, 2007.

Saarinen finished second in the 2008/2009 Tour De Ski behind Virpi Kuitunen.


  1. ^ a b c "Team Nordic Aino-Kaisa Saarinen". Rossignol. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 

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