Helena Takalo

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Helena Takalo
Country Finland
Full nameAnni Helena Takalo
Born28 October 1947 (1947-10-28) (age 71)
Nivala, Finland
World Cup career
Seasons1982
Indiv. podiums0
Team podiums0
Indiv. starts1
Team starts1
Overall titles0 – (47th in 1982)

Anni Helena Takalo (née Kivioja, born 28 October 1947 in Nivala) is a Finnish former cross-country skier. She was a part in dominating women's cross-country skiing in the 1970s, earning five Winter Olympic medals and four FIS Nordic World Ski Championships medals (golds in 5 km and 4 × 5 km relay (both 1978), and bronzes in 3 × 5 km relay (1970), 10 km (1974), and 20 km (1978).).

Takalo also won the women's 5 km at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1976. For her cross-country skiing successes, she earned the Holmenkollen medal in 1977 (Shared with Hilkka Riihivuori and Walter Steiner).

Olympic results[edit]

  • 5 medals – (1 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)
 Year   Age   5 km   10 km  3/4 × 5 km 
 relay 
1968 20 22 DNF
1972 24 9 5 Silver
1976 28 Gold Silver Silver
1980 32 5 Bronze 5

World Championship results[edit]

  • 5 medals – (2 gold, 3 bronze)
 Year   Age   5 km  10 km  20 km  3/4 × 5 km 
 relay 
1970 22 N/A Bronze
1974 26 Bronze N/A 4
1978 30 Gold 13 Bronze Gold
1982 34 4

World Cup results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[1]

World Cup standings[edit]

 Season   Age  Overall
1982 35 47

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athlete : Helena TAKALO". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 10 January 2019.

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