Merja Lahtinen

Merja Lahtinen (born Merja Kuusisto, 1968) is a Finnish former cross-country skier who competed from 1992 to 1998. Competing at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, she had her best finish of fourth in the 4 × 5 km relay and her best individual finish of 15th in the 30 km event.

Merja Lahtinen
Country Finland
Born (1968-06-30) 30 June 1968 (age 52)
Laihia, Finland
World Cup career
Seasons19901998
Team wins0
Indiv. podiums0
Team podiums2
Indiv. starts41
Team starts9
Overall titles0 – (23rd in 1995)

Lahtinen's best finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was tenth in the 15 km event at Thunder Bay, Ontario in 1995. Her best world Cup finish was 11th twice, both in Finland (1992, 1995).

Lahtinen's best individual career finish was second twice in 5 km FIS races in Finland (1994, 1997).

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[1]

Olympic GamesEdit

 Year   Age   5 km   15 km  Pursuit   30 km  4 × 5 km 
 relay 
1994 25 16 15 4

World ChampionshipsEdit

 Year   Age   5 km  15 km  Pursuit  30 km  4 × 5 km 
 relay 
1993 24 32
1995 26 29 10 6

World CupEdit

Season standingsEdit

 Season   Age 
Overall Long Distance Sprint
1990 21 NC N/A N/A
1991 22 NC N/A N/A
1992 23 37 N/A N/A
1993 24 51 N/A N/A
1994 25 25 N/A N/A
1995 26 23 N/A N/A
1996 27 36 N/A N/A
1997 28 NC NC
1998 29 NC NC

Team podiumsEdit

  • 2 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammates
1  1990–91  10 March 1991   Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C World Cup 3rd Rolig / Savolainen / Kirvesniemi
2  1993–94  4 March 1994   Lahti, Finland 4 × 5 km Relay C World Cup 3rd Rolig / Pyykkönen / Kirvesniemi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KUUSISTO LAHTINEN Merja". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 18 December 2019.

External linksEdit