Kaija Parve-Helinurm (born 14 June 1964, in Tallinn) is a former and so far most successful Estonian biathlete.[1] She used to be a cross-country skier (became Estonian champion in 1983), but after hearing that there was a possibility to participate in World Championships, Parve switched to biathlon. After spending 7 years with Soviet biathlon team, she retired in 1990 due to pregnancy and getting married. In 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, women's biathlon was held for the first time. The contestants, who won medals, had been beaten by Kaija with several minutes just few years earlier.

Kaija Parve
Full nameKaija Parve-Helinurm
Born (1964-06-14) 14 June 1964 (age 58)
Tallinn, Estonia
World Cup career
Seasons1984-88
Medal record
Women's biathlon
Representing  Soviet Union
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1988 Chamonix 3 × 5 km relay
Gold medal – first place 1987 Lahti 3 × 5 km relay
Gold medal – first place 1986 Falun 5 km sprint
Gold medal – first place 1986 Falun 3 × 5 km relay
Gold medal – first place 1985 Egg am Etzel 10 km individual
Gold medal – first place 1985 Egg am Etzel 3 × 5 km relay
Gold medal – first place 1984 Chamonix 3 × 5 km relay
Silver medal – second place 1987 Lahti 10 km individual
Silver medal – second place 1985 Egg am Etzel 5 km sprint
Updated on April 1, 2012.

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Awards
Preceded by Estonian Sportswoman of the Year
19851986
Succeeded by