|Full name||Kaija Parve-Helinurm|
14 June 1964 |
|World Cup career|
|Updated on April 1, 2012.|
Kaija Parve-Helinurm (born 14 June 1964 in Tallinn) is a former and so far most successful Estonian biathlete. 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.
- Kaija Parve ei taha kuidagi ajaloo hämarusest esile trügida Õhtuleht (2008-03-03) (Estonian)
|Estonian Sportswoman of the Year
1985 – 1986