Eevi Huttunen

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Eevi Huttunen
Personal information
Born (1922-08-23) 23 August 1922 (age 91)
Karttula
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 55.8 kg (123 lb; 8.79 st)
Sport
Country  Finland
Sport Speed skating

Eevi Huttunen, married name Pirinen (born 23 August 1922), is a former speed skater from Finland. She was born in Karttula.

Being for a decade almost the only female skater able to compete against the Soviet ladies on the longer distances, Huutunen made a comeback specially for the 1960 Winter Olympics (the first where women speed skaters were allowed to compete), where she managed to win the bronze on the 3000 m. She competed in eleven World Allround Championships which was till 1960 the only international speed skating event for women, from 1948 to 1960 (every year except 1956 and 1958), winning the 1951 event and being on many occasions the best non-soviet skater, certainly in the longer distances.

Medals[edit]

An overview of medals won by Huttunen at important championships she participated in, listing the years in which she won each:

Data from[1]

Championships Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal
World Allround 1951
Finnish Allround 1946
1947
1948
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1957
1959
1960
1941
1943
1944
1945
1949

Personal records[edit]

Personal records
Distance Time Place Date
500 m 48.2 Pieksämäki 8 Mar 1957
1,000 m 1:37.2 Squaw Valley 22 Feb 1960
1,500 m 2:35.1 Squaw Valley 21 Feb 1960
3,000 m 5:18.8 Pieksämäki 8 Mar 1957
5,000 m 9:06.1 Lillehammer 22 Feb 1953
Mini
combination
209.000 Sverdlovsk 28 Feb/1 Mar 1959
Old
combination
210.293 Lillehammer 21/22 Feb 1953
Best times in Finland
Distance Time Place Date
500 m 48.2 Pieksämäki 8 Mar 1957
1,000 m 1:41.8 Imatra 10 Feb 1957
1,500 m 2:39.6 Rovaniemi 17 Mar 1957
3,000 m 5:18.8 Pieksämäki 8 Mar 1957
5,000 m 9:28.9 Rovaniemi 20 Mar 1954
Mini
combination
210.333 Rovaniemi 16/17 Mar 1957
Old
combination
216.177 Kuopio 12/13 Feb 1955

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Eng 2009, Part 3: pp. 126–127.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Eng, Trond. All Time International Championships, Complete Results 1889 - 2002. Askim, Norway: WSSSA Skøytenytt, 2002.
  • Eng, Trond. Finland - Suomi: Speedskating as at 2009. Part 1: History/Records/Championships men junior. Askim, Norway: WSSSA Skøytenytt, 2009.
  • Eng, Trond. Finland - Suomi: Speedskating as at 2009. Part 3: Championships ladies/Alltime lists ladies distances. Askim, Norway: WSSSA Skøytenytt, 2009.
  • Teigen, Magne. Komplette resultater, Internasjonale Mesterskap 1889-1989 (in Norwegian). Veggli, Norway: WSSSA Skøytenytt, 1989.

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