Riitta-Liisa Roponen at Tour de Ski, Prague 2007
6 May 1978 |
Riitta-Liisa Roponen (born Lassila, 6 May 1978) is a Finnish cross-country skier who has competed since 1998.
She won a bronze in the 4 x 5 km relay at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Roponen also won two team sprint medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with a gold in 2007 (with Virpi Kuitunen) and a silver in 2005 (with Pirjo Manninen). Roponen also earned two more gold medals in the 4 x 5 km relay, earning them in 2007 and 2009.
Roponen's best individual finish at the Winter Olympics is 6th in the 10 km freestyle at Vancouver in 2010. She has three individual victories since 2006.