Finland FIN


  • Olympic Medals
    1 B
  • Games participations
  • First Olympic Games
    Sarajevo 1984
  • Year of Birth
Olympic Results



Eija Hyytiäinen made her international début at the 1984 Winter Olympics, where she won her only international tournament medal, a bronze in the relay, but she was not very successful in individual events. Hyytiäinen missed the 1985 World Championships, but was sixth in the relay and 12th in the 10 km at the 1987 World Championships. This 12th place would remain her best individual place at a major international championship. Hyytiäinen also competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics, but with little success and made her last international appearance at the 1989 World Championships, where she was 13th in the 10 km. By profession Hyytiäinen was an agricultural worker and in 1989 she married another cross-country skier Kari Ristanen, who also won a relay bronze at the 1984 Winter Olympics and a relay silver at the 1989 World Championships.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Calgary 1988

20 kilometres, Freestyle
20 kilometres, Freestyle Cross Country Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sarajevo 1984

5 kilometres
5 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
10 kilometres
10 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
20 kilometres
20 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
4 × 5 kilometres Relay
4 × 5 kilometres Relay Cross Country Skiing