Pirjo Muranen

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Pirjo Muranen Ski Sprint Praha 2010.jpg
Pirjo Muranen at Ski Sprint Prague, 2010
Full name Pirjo Elina Muranen
Born (1981-03-08) March 8, 1981 (age 37)
Rovaniemi
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
World Cup career
Seasons 1998–2011
Individual wins 5
Indiv. podiums 15

Pirjo Muranen (née Manninen, born March 8, 1981 in Rovaniemi) is a retired Finnish cross-country skier. She won a bronze medal in the 4 x 5 km relay at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Muranen won five medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with three golds (Individual sprint: 2001, 4 x 5 km: 2007, 2009), a silver (Team sprint: 2005, with Riitta-Liisa Lassila), and a bronze (Individual sprint: 2009). She married on 30 June 2007; previously known by her maiden name of Pirjo Manninen.

Muranen also has sixteen additional victories up to 15 km from 2000 to 2002. She is the younger sister of Nordic combined skier Hannu. At the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Sapporo, they became the first brother-sister combination to win gold medals at the same championships.

Muranen retired from the sport in April 2011. She has then worked as a cross-country skiing pundit and studio commentator for Finland's national public-broadcasting company Yle.

World Cup results[edit]

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

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 5 victories – (5 WC)
  • 15 podiums – (14 WC, 1 SWC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1 1999–00 28 February 2000 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden 1.5 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd
2 8 March 2000 Norway Oslo, Norway 1.5 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd
3 2000–01 17 December 2000 Italy Brusson, Italy 1.0 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
4 28 December 2000 Switzerland Engelberg, Switzerland 1.0 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd
5 29 December 2000 Switzerland Engelberg, Switzerland 1.0 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
6 7 March 2001 Norway Oslo, Norway 1.5 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
7 2002–03 19 December 2002 Austria Linz, Austria 1.5 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
8 2003–04 18 January 2004 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 1.2 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
9 2004–05 16 January 2005 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 1.2 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
10 2007–08 30 December 2007 Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic 1.0 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 2nd
11 26 January 2008 Canada Canmore, Canada 1.2 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
12 2008–09 31 January 2009 Russia Rybinsk, Russia 1.3 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
13 13 February 2009 Italy Valdidentro, Italy 1.4 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
14 7 March 2009 Finland Lahti, Finland 1.3 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
15 2009–10 11 March 2010 Norway Drammen, Norway 1.0 km Sprint C World Cup 3rd

Team podiums[edit]

  • 3 victories – (3 RL)
  • 14 podiums – (9 RL, 5 TS)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1 2000–01 26 November 2000 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 4 x 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Jauho / Kuitunen / Varis
2 9 December 2000 Italy Santa Caterina, Norway 4 × 3 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Salonen / Kuitunen / Jauho
3 2002–03 1 December 2002 Finland Kuusamo, Finland 2 x 5 km / 2 x 10 km Relay M World Cup 1st Viljanmaa / Palolahti / Kattilakoski
4 2003–04 6 March 2004 Finland Lahti, Finland 6 × 1.0 km Team Sprint C World Cup 2nd Pienimäki-Hietamäki
5 2004–05 23 January 2005 Italy Pragelato, Italy 6 × 1.2 km Team Sprint C World Cup 3rd Saarinen
6 2005–06 18 March 2006 Japan Sapporo, Japan 6 × 0.8 km Team Sprint F World Cup 2nd Roponen
7 2006–07 4 February 2007 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Saarinen / Venäläinen / Roponen
8 25 March 2007 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Kuitunen / Roponen / Saarinen
9 2007–08 28 October 2007 Germany Düsseldorf, Germany 6 × 0.8 km Team Sprint F World Cup 3rd Kuitunen
10 25 November 2007 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Sarasoja / Saarinen / Roponen
11 17 February 2008 Czech Republic Liberec, Czech Republic 4 x 1.4 km Team Sprint C World Cup 2nd Saarinen
12 2008–09 23 November 2008 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Kuitunen / Saarinen / Roponen
13 7 December 2008 France La Clusaz, France 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 1st Kuitunen / Roponen / Saarinen
14 2009–10 22 November 2009 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Kuitunen / Roponen / Saarinen

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athlete : MURANEN Pirjo". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 30 January 2018. 

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