Top 20 Skier celebrities in Finland
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Skier celebrities [Updated December 7, 2022].
Sara Mustonen was born
on December 23, 1962
She died after falling down a crevasse while skiing in Austria.
Janne Ahonen was born
on May 11, 1977
He also won 6 World Championship gold medals, including the 2006 Individual large hill medal.
Eero Mantyranta was born
on November 20, 1937
in Pello, Finland.
He tested positive for amphetamine at the 1972 National Championships.
Marjo Matikainen-Kallstrom was born
on February 3, 1965
She was a member of European Parliament from 1996 to 2004, and after 2004 she became a member of Finnish Parliament.
Matti Nykanen was born
on July 17, 1963
in Jyvaskyla, Finland.
Known to be a heavy drinker, he was convicted in a stabbing case in 2004, serving over 2 years in jail for it, and was sent back to jail again in 2009 after assaulting his wife.
Toini Gustafsson was born
on January 17, 1938
in Suomussalmi, Finland.
She won two golds and a silver at the 1968 Olympics.
Veli Saarinen was born
on September 16, 1902
He won a total of six medals in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships from 1926 to 1934.
Marjatta Kajosmaa was born
on February 3, 1938
She received the Holmenkollen medal for top Norwegian skier in 1971, becoming the first Finnish women to ever win the award.