Hilkka Riihivuori

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Hilkka Riihivuori
Country Finland
Born (1952-12-24) 24 December 1952 (age 66)
Jurva, Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland
World Cup career
Seasons1982
Individual wins0
Indiv. podiums3
Team podiums0
Indiv. starts4
Team starts1
Overall titles0 – (12th in 1982)

Hilkka Riihivuori (née Kuntola, born 24 December 1952 in Jurva, Southern Ostrobothnia) is a Finnish former cross-country skier who competed during the 1970s and 1980s. She competed in three Winter Olympics, earning a total of four medals (1972 and 1976 under her maiden name and 1980 under her married name.). Riihivuori also competed several times at the Holmenkollen ski festival, winning twice at 10 km (1974, 1980) and once at 5 km (1977).

Riihivuori's biggest success was at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, where she won 2 medals in 10 km (silver: 1982, bronze: 1978), a gold medal in the 4 x 5 km (1978), and two silver medals in 5 km (1978, 1982).

For her successes in Nordic skiing World Championships and at the Holmenkollen, Kuntola received the Holmenkollen medal in 1977 (Shared with Helena Takalo and Walter Steiner.).

World Cup results[edit]

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

World Cup standings[edit]

 Season   Age  Season standings
Overall
1982 30 12

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 3 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1 1981–82 19 February 1982 Norway Oslo, Norway 10 km Individual World Championships[1] 2nd
2 22 February 1982 Norway Oslo, Norway 5 km Individual World Championships[1] 2nd
3 26 February 1982 Norway Oslo, Norway 20 km Individual World Championships[1] 3rd

Note: 1 Until the 1999 World Championships, World Championship races were included in the World Cup scoring system.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athlete : Hilkka KUNTOLA". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 10 January 2019.

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