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Tanja Poutiainen

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Club  Santa Claus Ski Team
Teams  9 – (1997–2013)
Weight  67 kg
Teams  5 – (1998–2014)
Height  1.70 m

Role  Alpine ski racer
Name  Tanja Poutiainen
Retired  March 16, 2014
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Born  6 April 1980 (age 35) Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland (1980-04-06)
Seasons  16th – (1998–99, 2001–14)
Parents  Raimo Poutiainen, Lea Poutiainen
Olympic medals  Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Women's giant slalom
Disciplines  Giant slalom, Slalom skiing

World Cup debut  16 March 1997 (age 16)

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Tanja Tuulia Poutiainen (born 6 April 1980) is a retired World Cup alpine ski racer from Finland. She specialized in the technical events of slalom and giant slalom, and was the silver medalist in the women's giant slalom at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino.


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Born in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Poutiainen started skiing at the age of three. She became junior world champion in slalom in 1997 at Schladming, Austria, and also took bronze in the super-G; she made her World Cup debut that March at Vail in the United States. At the 1999 Junior World Championships, she placed third in the giant slalom at Pra-Loup, France.

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Poutiainen scored her first World Cup victory – and the first for a female Finnish alpine skier – on 28 February 2004 in a slalom held on home snow in Levi, Finland – the first alpine World Cup race to be held in the country. In the 2005 World Cup season, Poutiainen won the season titles in both the slalom and giant slalom, and placed fifth in the overall standings. Along the way she won three slaloms, a giant slalom and secured ten podium finishes. At the 2005 World Championships, she placed second in the giant slalom behind Anja Pärson of Sweden and second in the slalom behind Janica Kostelić of Croatia – the first alpine World Championship medals for a Finnish female.

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The 2009 season saw Poutianen take another World Cup discipline title, in giant slalom, as well as bronzes in slalom and giant slalom at the World Championships in Val d'Isère.

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Poutiainen was notable for her consistency, and between January 2007 and March 2011 she successfully completed every World Cup race she entered – a total of 67.

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At the end of the 2014 season, Poutiainen had 11 World Cup victories, 48 podiums, and three World Cup discipline titles. She was trained by Michael Bont and lives in St. Gallen, Switzerland. She announced her retirement from the sport in March 2014.

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Race victories

11 wins – (5 giant slalom, 6 slalom)


Tanja Poutiainen Wikipedia

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