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Anni Helena Takalo (née Kivioja, born 28 October 1947) is a Finnish former cross-country skier. She was born in Nivala, and was dominant women's cross-country skiing in the 1970s, earning five Winter Olympic medals and four FIS Nordic World Ski Championships medals (golds in 5 km and 4 × 5 km relay (both 1978), and bronzes in 3 × 5 km relay (1970), 10 km (1974), and 20 km (1978).).
|Full name||Anni Helena Takalo|
|Born||28 October 1947 (age 75)|
|World Cup career|
|Seasons||1 – (1982)|
|Overall titles||0 – (47th in 1982)|
Takalo also won the women's 5 km at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1976. For her cross-country skiing successes, she earned the Holmenkollen medal in 1977 (Shared with Hilkka Riihivuori and Walter Steiner).
Cross-country skiing resultsEdit
All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).
- 5 medals – (1 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)
|Year||Age||5 km||10 km|| 3/4 × 5 km |
- 5 medals – (2 gold, 3 bronze)
|Year||Age||5 km||10 km||20 km|| 3/4 × 5 km |
- ^ "TAKALO Helena". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
- Holmenkollen medalists - click Holmenkollmedaljen for downloadable pdf file (in Norwegian)
- Holmenkollen winners since 1892 - click Vinnere for downloadable pdf file (in Norwegian)