Kaija Parve

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Kaija Parve
Full name Kaija Parve-Helinurm
Born (1964-06-14) 14 June 1964 (age 52)
Tallinn, Estonia
World Cup career
Seasons 1984-88
Updated on April 1, 2012.

Kaija Parve-Helinurm (born 14 June 1964 in Tallinn) is a former and so far most successful Estonian biathlete.[1] She used to be a cross-country skier (became Estonian champion in 1983), but after hearing that there was a possibility to participate in World Championships, Parve switched to biathlon. After spending 7 years with Soviet biathlon team, she retired in 1990 due to pregnancy and getting married. In 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, women's biathlon was held for the first time. The contestants, who won medals, had been beaten by Kaija with several minutes just few years earlier.


Preceded by
Erika Salumäe
Estonian Sportswoman of the Year
Succeeded by
Erika Salumäe