Väinö Liikkanen

Väinö Liikkanen (1 November 1903 – 15 October 1957) was a Finnish cross-country skier who competed in the 1932 Winter Olympics. He won a silver medal in the 50 km and finished ninth in the 18 km event. He also won two medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with a gold in the 4 × 10 km relay in 1935 and a bronze in the 18 km in 1933; in 1933 he also placed fourth over 50 km, despite winning the 50 km race at the national championships. He was a forester by profession.[1]

Väinö Liikkanen
Väinö Liikkanen.jpg
Personal information
Born1 November 1903
Pihlaja, Virolahti, Finland
Died15 October 1957 (aged 53)
Kuusankoski, Finland
Height179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight63–70 kg (139–154 lb)
Sport
SportCross-country skiing
ClubVirolahden Sampo

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

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

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 1 medal – (1 silver)
 Year   Age   18 km   50 km 
1932 28 Silver

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 2 medals – (1 gold, 1 bronze)
 Year   Age   17 km  18 km  50 km  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1929 25 N/A 4 N/A
1930 26 N/A 9 N/A
1933 29 N/A Bronze 4
1935 31 N/A Gold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Väinö Liikkanen. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ "LIIKKANEN VÄjnÖ". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 29 January 2020.

External linksEdit