Mona-Lisa Pursiainen

Eivor Mona-Lisa Pursiainen (née Strandvall; 21 June 1951, Kronoby — 7 August 2000) was a Finnish female sprinter, who was especially successful in 1973–1974, being ranked #2 in the world over 100 metres and # 3, over 200 metres and 400 metres in 1973. In 1974, she was ranked #7 in the 100 metres and #6 in the 200 metres. She won 100 metres and 200 metres at the 1973 Summer Universiade held in Moscow. She won a bronze medal in the 200 metres at the 1974 European Athletics Championships, as well as a silver medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay, and helped Finland to a National Record of 3:25.7. She would take two silver medals over the 100 metres and 200 metres at the 1975 Summer Universiade in Rome.

Mona-Lisa Pursiainen
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Pursiainen at the 1974 European Championships
Personal information
Birth nameEivor Mona-Lisa Strandvall
NationalityFinnish
Born21 June 1951
Kronoby, Finland
Died7 August 2000(2000-08-07) (aged 49)
Kauniainen, Finland
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb; 9.1 st)
Sport
SportRunning
Event(s)100 m, 200 m
ClubGamlakarleby Idrottsförening
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100m: 11.19 (1973)

200m: 22.39 (1973)

400m: 51.23 (1973)

Pursiainen died in 2000 from breast cancer, aged 49, at Kauniainen.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Teronen, Arto; Vuolle, Jouko (2009). Kiveen hakatut. Helsinki: Kirjapaja. pp. 57–67. ISBN 978-951-607-980-9.
  2. ^ Profile

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