Mirja Lehtonen

Mirja Lehtonen (October 19, 1942, Uurainen, Central Finland – August 25, 2009)[1] was a cross-country skier from Finland who competed during the early 1960s.

Medal record
Women's cross-country skiing
Representing  Finland
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1964 Innsbruck 5 km
Bronze medal – third place 1964 Innsbruck 3 × 5 km relay
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1962 Zakopane 3 × 5 km relay

She was born in Kyynämöinen.

She won two medals at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck with a silver in the 5 km and a bronze in the 3 × 5 km relay.

Lehtonen also won a bronze medal in the 3 × 5 km relay at the 1962 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Zakopane.

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[2]

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 2 medals – (1 silver, 1 bronze)
 Year   Age   5 km   10 km  3 × 5 km 
 relay 
1964 21 Silver 10 Bronze

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 1 medal – (1 bronze)
 Year   Age   5 km  10 km  3 × 5 km 
 relay 
1962 19 5 5 Bronze

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Mirja Lehtonen". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 14 September 2010.
  2. ^ "LEHTONEN Mirja". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 18 December 2019.

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