Sinikka Kukkonen

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Sinikka Kukkonen
Medal record
Competitor for  Finland
Women's orienteering
World Championships
Gold 1972 Jicin Relay
Silver 1976 Aviemore Relay
Women's ski-orienteering
World Championships
Gold 1975 Hyvinkää Individual
Gold 1975 Hyvinkää Relay
Gold 1977 Velingrad Relay
Gold 1980 Avesta Relay
Silver 1982 Aigen im Ennstal Relay
Bronze 1977 Velingrad Individual

Sinikka Kukkonen (born 1 August 1947, Tervo) is a Finnish orienteering competitor. She is World Champion in both orienteering and ski orienteering. She became the first World Champion in ski orienteering, in 1975.[1]

Orienteering career[edit]

At the World Orienteering Championships in 1970 Kukkonen placed 32nd in the individual event, and participated on the Finnish relay team that placed fourth.[2] She was a member of the Finnish winning team at the 1972 World Orienteering Championships, together with team mates Pirjo Seppä and Liisa Veijalainen, and placed 25th in the individual contest.[3][4] At the 1974 World Championships she placed 22nd in the individual, and fifth in the relay.[5] She won a silver medal at the 1976 relay event, together with Outi Borgenström and Liisa Veijalainen, and placed seventh in the individual contest.[3][6] She also participated in the 1978 World Championships, where she placed 22nd in the individual contest.[7]

Ski orienteering career[edit]

Kukkonen participated at the first official World Ski Orienteering Championships, held in Hyvinkää, Finland, in 1975. At these championships she won a gold medal in the individual event, 46 seconds ahead of Agneta Månsson from Sweden. She also won a gold medal in the relay, together with team mates Raili Sallinen and Aila Flöjt.[1][8] At the 1977 World Championships in Velingrad, Bulgaria, she won a gold medal in the relay, with Kaija Halonen and Aila Flöjt, and a bronze medal in the individual contest.[9] In 1980 Kukkonen placed fourth in the individual contest, and won a gold medal with the Finnish relay team, together with Mirja Puhakka and Kaija Silvennoinen.[10] At the 1982 World Championships she won a silver medal in the relay, together with team mates Sirpa Kukkonen and Mirja Puhakka, and she placed shared fourth in the individual contest.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ХРОНОЛОГИЯ МИРОВОГО СПОРТИВНОГО ОРИЕНТИРОВАНИЯ. (Период с 1961 года (основание IOF) по 1997 год (100-летие ориентирования))" (in Russian). Retrieved 2 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "WOC 1970 DDR. Friedrichroda, Democratic Republic of Germany, 27–29 September". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 2 April 2009. 
  3. ^ a b World Orienteering Championship, senior statistics 1966-2006 (Retrieved on January 18, 2008)
  4. ^ "WOC 1972 TCH. Staré Splavy, Czechoslovakia, 14–16 September 1972". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 2 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "WOC 1974 DEN. Viborg, Denmark, 20–22 September 1974". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 2 April 2009. 
  6. ^ "WOC 1976 GBR. Aviemore, Great Britain, 24–26 September 1976". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 2 April 2009. 
  7. ^ "WOC 1978 NOR. Kongsberg, Norway, 15–17 September 1978". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 2 April 2009. 
  8. ^ "SKI-WOC 1975 FIN. Hyvinkää, Finland 1975". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 29 March 2009. 
  9. ^ "SKI-WOC 1977 BUL. Velingrad, Bulgaria 1977". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 29 March 2009. 
  10. ^ "SKI-WOC 1980 SWE. Avesta, Sweden 1980". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 2 April 2009. 
  11. ^ "SKI-WOC 1982 AUT. Aigen/Ennstal, Austria 1982". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 29 March 2009.