Kaija Mustonen

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Kaija Mustonen
Kaija Mustonen 1968.jpg
Kaija Mustonen at the 1968 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1941-08-04) 4 August 1941 (age 78)
Height166 cm (5 ft 5 in) (5'5")
Weight52–54 kg (115–119 lb)
Sport Speed skating
ClubHelsingin Luistinkiitäjät, Helsinki

Kaija Marja Mustonen (born 4 August 1941) is a former speed skater from Finland.


After winning silver and bronze at the 1964 Winter Olympics of Innsbruck, Mustonen went on to win gold and silver at the 1968 Winter Olympics of Grenoble. This was the only Finnish gold medal at those games and the last Olympic gold for Finland in speed skating up to at least 2015. Her Olympic performance was acknowledged by naming her Finnish female athlete of the year in 1964 and 1968. [1]

She competed in ten World Allround Championships from 1958 to 1968 (every year except 1959), but never won a medal in the final classification – a fourth place in 1964 being her best result. She did win four distance medals though, all bronze, in the days when there was not yet a separate world championship for each distance. Nationally, she won seven all-around titles between 1962 and 1968. [1]

Personal records

Personal records
500 m45.6 Inzell 2 Mar 1968
1,000 m1:31.5 Inzell 10 Mar 1968
1,500 m2:20.1 Inzell 2 Mar 1968
3,000 m5:00.7 Inzell 10 Mar 1968
190.367 Inzell 2/3 Mar 1968
Best times in Finland
500 m46.8 Rovaniemi 21 Mar 1968
1,000 m1:35.0 Rovaniemi 22 Mar 1968
1,500 m2:28.8 Helsinki-Kallio 27 Feb 1968
3,000 m5:14.8 Helsinki-Pirkkola 28 Jan 1968
197.016 Rovaniemi 22/23 Mar 1968

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  1. 1 2 Kaija Mustonen. sports-reference.com


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