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Eija Hyytiäinen

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEija Marita•Hyytiäinen (-Ristanen)
Used nameEija•Hyytiäinen
Born4 January 1961 in Saarijärvi (FIN)
Measurements172 cm / 60-63 kg
AffiliationsSaarijärven Pullistus, Saarijärvi (FIN)
NOC Finland


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.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) FIN Eija Hyytiäinen
5 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 19
10 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 25
20 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 17
4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Finland 3 Bronze
1988 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) FIN Eija Hyytiäinen
20 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 32

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