Väinö Liikkanen

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Väinö Liikkanen
Medal record
Men's cross-country skiing
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1932 Lake Placid 50 km
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1935 Vysoké Tatry 4 x 10 km
Bronze medal – third place 1933 Innsbruck 18 km

Väinö Liikkanen (1 November 1903 – 15 October 1957) was a Finnish cross-country skier who competed in the 1920s and 1930s.

He was born in Virolahti.

Liikkanen won a silver medal in the 50 km event at the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. He finished 9th in the shorter cross-country skiing event at the same Olympics.

He also won two medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with a gold in the 4 x 10 km (1935) and a bronze in the 18 km (1933).