Aino-Kaisa Saarinen

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Aino-Kaisa Saarinen
SAARINEN Aino Kaisa Tour de Ski 2010.jpg
Born (1979-02-01) 1 February 1979 (age 39)
Hollola, Finland
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Ski club Lempäälän Kisa[1]
World Cup career
Seasons 1998–
Individual wins 4
Indiv. podiums 35

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

Career[edit]

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.

World Cup results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[2]

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 4 victories – (3 WC, 1 SWC)
  • 35 podiums – (24 WC, 11 SWC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1 2002–03 8 March 2003 Norway Oslo, Norway 30 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
2 2004–05 16 March 2005 Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden 1.0 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
3 2005–06 22 October 2005 Germany Düsseldorf, Germany 0.8 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
4 2006–07 13 December 2006 Italy Cogne, Italy 10 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
5 6 January 2007 Italy Cavalese, Italy 15 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 2nd
6 20 January 2007 Russia Rybinsk, Russia 15 km Mass Start F World Cup 3rd
7 14 March 2007 Norway Drammen, Norway 1.0 km Sprint C World Cup 3rd
8 17 March 2007 Norway Oslo, Norway 30 km Individual C World Cup 1st
9 2007–08 8 December 2007 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 10 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
10 28 December 2007 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 3.3 km Individual C Stage World Cup 2nd
11 2 January 2008 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 10 km Individual C Stage World Cup 1st
12 9 February 2008 Estonia Otepää, Estonia 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
13 23 February 2008 Sweden Falun, Sweden 7.5 km + 7.5 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 3rd
14 2008–09 22 November 2008 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 10 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
15 30 November 2008 Finland Kuusamo, Finland 10 km Individual C World Cup 1st
16 6 December 2008 France La Clusaz, France 15 km Mass Start F World Cup 2nd
17 13 December 2008 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
18 29 December 2008 Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic 1.3 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 2nd
19 31 December 2008 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 9 km Individual C Stage World Cup 2nd
20 1 January 2009 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 1.2 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 3rd
21 3 January 2009 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 10 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 3rd
22 27 December 2008
– 4 January 2009
GermanyCzech RepublicItaly Tour de Ski Overall Standings World Cup 2nd
23 24 January 2009 Estonia Otepää, Estonia 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
24 25 January 2009 Estonia Otepää, Estonia 1.2 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd
25 18 March 2009 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden 1.0 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 2nd
26 2009–10 29 November 2009 Finland Kuusamo, Finland 10 km Individual C World Cup 1st
27 13 December 2009 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 1.0 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
28 2 January 2010 Germany Oberhof, Germany 10 km Pursuit C Stage World Cup 2nd
29 3 January 2010 Germany Oberhof, Germany 1.6 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 3rd
30 7 January 2010 Italy CortinaToblach, Italy 5 km Individual C Stage World Cup 2nd
31 16 January 2010 Estonia Otepää, Estonia 10 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
32 17 January 2010 Estonia Otepää, Estonia 1.2 km Sprint C World Cup 3rd
33 11 March 2010 Norway Drammen, Norway 1.0 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd
34 2010–11 4 February 2011 Russia Rybinsk, Russia 7.5 km + 7.5 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 3rd
35 19 February 2011 Norway Drammen, Norway 10 km Individual C World Cup 3rd

Team podiums[edit]

  • 3 victories – (2 RL, 1 TS)
  • 25 podiums – (20 RL, 5 TS)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1 2000–01 13 January 2001 United States Soldier Hollow, United States 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Rauhala / Välimaa / Sirviö
2 2002–03 19 January 2003 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Välimaa / Pienimäki-Hietamäki / Varis
3 2003–04 11 January 2004 Estonia Otepää, Estonia 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Välimaa / Sarasoja / Kuitunen
4 22 February 2004 Sweden Umeå, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Salonen / Sarasoja / Venäläinen
5 2004–05 21 November 2004 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Välimaa / Kuitunen / Roponen
6 23 January 2005 Italy Pragelato, Italy 6 × 1.2 km Team Sprint C World Cup 3rd Manninen
7 20 March 2005 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Välimaa / Roponen / Kuitunen
8 2005–06 20 November 2005 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Välimaa / Roponen / Kuitunen
9 2006–07 29 October 2006 Germany Düsseldorf, Germany 6 × 0.8 km Team Sprint F World Cup 3rd Kuitunen
10 19 November 2006 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Välimaa / Kuitunen / Roponen
11 4 February 2007 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Manninen / Venäläinen / Roponen
12 25 March 2007 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Kuitunen / Roponen / Muranen
13 2007–08 25 November 2007 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Sarasoja / Roponen / Muranen
14 17 February 2008 Czech Republic Liberec, Czech Republic 4 × 1.4 km Team Sprint C World Cup 2nd Muranen
15 24 February 2008 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Kuitunen / Roponen / Sarasoja
16 2008–09 23 November 2008 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Muranen / Kuitunen / Roponen
17 7 December 2008 France La Clusaz, France 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Muranen / Kuitunen / Roponen
18 2009–10 22 November 2009 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Muranen / Kuitunen / Roponen
19 2011–12 20 November 2011 Norway Sjusjøen, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Lähteenmäki / Roponen / Sarasoja-Lilja
20 12 February 2012 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Sarasoja-Lilja / Roponen / Lähteenmäki
21 2012–13 20 January 2013 France La Clusaz, France 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Kyllönen / Roponen / Niskanen
22 2013–14 8 December 2013 Norway Lillehammer, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Kyllönen / Niskanen / Lähteenmäki
23 22 December 2013 Italy Asiago, Italy 6 × 1.25 km Team Sprint C World Cup 1st Kyllönen
24 12 January 2014 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 6 × 1.3 km Team Sprint C World Cup 2nd Malvalehto
25 2016–17 18 December 2016 France La Clusaz, France 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Kyllönen / Roponen / Mononen

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Team Nordic Aino-Kaisa Saarinen". Rossignol. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  2. ^ "Athlete : SAARINEN Aino-Kaisa". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 29 January 2018. 

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