Matti Heikkinen

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Matti Heikkinen
HEIKKINEN Matti Tour de ski 2010.jpg
Heikkinen during the 2009–10 Tour de Ski
Medal record
Men's cross-country skiing
World Championships
Gold 2011 Oslo 15 km
Bronze 2009 Liberec 15 km
Bronze 2009 Liberec 4 x 10 km

Matti Heikkinen (born December 19, 1983 in Kajaani) is a Finnish cross country skier and World Champion who has competed since 2002. Heikkinen won his first World Championship at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011 in Holmenkollen 2011. Winning 15 km, he is the first Finnish men's World Champion for over a decade. He also won two bronze medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 in Liberec, earning them in the 15 km and 4 x 10 km events.

In December 2009, Heikkinen took his first World Cup victory on the 15-kilometre freestyle event in Davos.[1]

Heikkinen finished fifth in the 4 x 10 km relay at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Matti Heikkinen lives in Jyväskylä and studies in the University of Jyväskylä School of Business.


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