Kalle Palander

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Kalle Palander
Alpine skier
Kalle Palander Schladming 2008.jpg
Finnish alpine skier Kalle Palander during the public draw for the Slalom in Schladming, Austria on January 22, 2008 (author: Christian Jansky)
Born (1977-05-02) May 2, 1977 (age 43)
Tornio, Finland
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
World Cup debutDecember 1996
Teams3 (1998, 2002, 2006)
Medals0 (0 gold)
World Championships
Medals1 (1 gold)
World Cup
Overall titles0
Discipline titles1

Kalle Markus Palander (born May 2, 1977 in Tornio) is a Finnish retired alpine skier, the most successful male Finn ever in the sport.

In 1999 Palander won the world championship in slalom. He also won the Alpine skiing World Cup in slalom during the 2002–2003 season, and was fourth in the overall standings. Palander has also been successful in giant slalom. He is known for his relaxed attitude and for wearing a red toque instead of a helmet when participating in slalom competitions.

World Cup victories[edit]

Overall victories[edit]

Season Discipline
2003 Slalom

World Cup victories[edit]

Date Location Race
26 January 2003 Austria Kitzbühel Slalom
28 January 2003 Austria Schladming Slalom
2 March 2003 South Korea Yongpyong Slalom
8 March 2003 Japan Shigakogen Slalom
23 November 2003 United States Park City Slalom
14 December 2003 Italy Alta Badia Giant slalom
4 January 2004 Austria Flachau Slalom
24 January 2004 Austria Kitzbühel Slalom
7 February 2004 Switzerland Adelboden Giant slalom
14 March 2004 Italy Sestrière Slalom
24 January 2006 Austria Schladming Slalom
11 March 2006 Japan Shigakogen Slalom
17 December 2006 Italy Alta Badia Giant slalom
16 December 2007 Italy Alta Badia Giant slalom

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