Irja Ester Helena "Leena" Pietilä, married surname: Vainio (born 29 March 1925 – 20 May 2014) was a Finnish figure skater. She was a two-time Nordic champion and a seven-time Finnish national champion.
|Full name||Irja Ester Helena Pietilä|
|Alternative names||Leena Vainio|
|Born||29 March 1925|
|Died||20 May 2014 (aged 89)|
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|Skating club||Helsingfors Skridskoklubb|
|Training locations||Helsinki, Finland|
On 29 March 1925, Pietilä was born in Rauma, Finland.
Pietilä was a figure skater for Helsingfors Skridskoklubb in Helsinki. Pietilä placed 16th at the 1947 World Championships in Stockholm, Sweden; 13th at the 1950 European Championships in Oslo, Norway; and 13th at the 1951 European Championships in Zürich, Switzerland.
In February 1952, Pietilä represented Finland at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway, and finished 20th.
After retiring from competition, Pietilä became an international figure skating judge and coach.
|WD = Withdrew|
On May 20, 2014, Pietilä died in Mikkeli, Finland. Pietilä was 89.
- ^ "Leena Pietilä". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 3 December 2016.
- ^ a b c "Leena Vainio 1925-2014" (in Finnish). Helsingfors Skridskoklubb; Finnish Figure Skating Association (STLL). 6 June 2014. Archived from the original on 2 March 2017.
- ^ a b "Yksinluistelu/Seniorit" [Finnish national champions] (in Finnish). Finnish Figure Skating Association. Archived from the original on 4 June 2014.
- ^ a b c "Leena Pietilä". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on December 3, 2016. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
- Finnish Figure Skating Association at stll.fi (in Finnish)