Marjo MATIKAINEN

Finland FIN

Cross-Country

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    3 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Sarajevo 1984
  • Year of Birth
    1965
Olympic Results

Biography

Marjo MATIKAINEN

A close victory

Four years later at the Olympic Games in Calgary, she gained another bronze medal in the 10km race. In the 5km contest, she moved ahead of Tamara Tikhonova's pace after four kilometres and then used every bit of her remaining strength to push herself across the finish line 1.3 seconds faster than her pursuer, before collapsing.

An early retirement

Matikainen earned a third bronze medal, this time in the 1988 relay and then retired at the age of 23 in order to pursue her academic studies. She was elected to the European Parliament in 1999 and distinguished herself as an anti-tobacco activist.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Calgary 1988

G
5 kilometres, Classical
5 kilometres, Classical Cross Country Skiing
B
10 kilometres, Classical
10 kilometres, Classical Cross Country Skiing
#12
20 kilometres, Freestyle
20 kilometres, Freestyle Cross Country Skiing
B
4 × 5 kilometres Relay
4 × 5 kilometres Relay Cross Country Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sarajevo 1984

#22
5 kilometres
5 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
B
4 × 5 kilometres Relay
4 × 5 kilometres Relay Cross Country Skiing