Matti Heikkinen

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Matti Heikkinen
HEIKKINEN Matti Tour de ski 2010.jpg
Heikkinen during the 2009–10 Tour de Ski
Medal record
Men's cross-country skiing
Representing  Finland
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 Oslo 15 km classical
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Liberec 15 km classical
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Liberec 4 x 10 km relay
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Lahti 50 km freestyle

Matti Heikkinen (born 19 December 1983 in Kajaani) is a Finnish cross country skier and World Champion who has competed since 2002.

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Heikkinen won his first World Championship at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011 in Holmenkollen 2011. Winning 15 km, he is the first Finnish men's World Champion for over a decade. He also won two bronze medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 in Liberec, earning them in the 15 km and 4 x 10 km events.

In December 2009, Heikkinen took his first World Cup victory on the 15-kilometre freestyle event in Davos.[1]

Heikkinen finished fifth in the 4 x 10 km relay at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Matti Heikkinen lives in Jyväskylä and studies in the University of Jyväskylä School of Business.

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