Väinö Liikkanen

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Väinö Liikkanen
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Personal information
Born 1 November 1903
Pihlaja, Virolahti, Finland
Died 15 October 1957 (aged 53)
Kuusankoski, Finland
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 63–70 kg (139–154 lb)
Sport Cross-country skiing
Club Virolahden Sampo

Väinö Liikkanen (1 November 1903 – 15 October 1957) was a Finnish cross-country skier who competed in the 1932 Winter Olympics. He won a silver medal in the 50 km and finished ninth in the 18 km event. He also won two medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with a gold in the 4×10 km relay in 1935 and a bronze in the 18 km in 1933; in 1933 he also placed fourth over 50 km, despite winning the 50 km race at the national championships. He was a forester by profession.[1]


  1. ^ Väinö Liikkanen. sports-reference.com

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