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Hilkka Riihivuori


Hilkka Riihivuori

Hilkka Riihivuori
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Born 24 December 1952

Hilkka Riihivuori née Kuntola (born 24 December 1952 in Jurva, Southern Ostrobothnia) is a Finnish former cross country skier who competed during the 1970s and 1980s. She competed in three Winter Olympics, earning a total of four medals (1972 and 1976 under her maiden name and 1980 under her married name.). Riihivuori also competed several times at the Holmenkollen ski festival, winning twice at 10 km (1974, 1980) and once at 5 km (1977).

Riihivuori's biggest success was at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, where she won 2 medals in 10 km (silver: 1982, bronze: 1978), a gold medal in the 4 x 5 km (1978), and two silver medals in 5 km (1978, 1982).

For her successes in Nordic skiing World Championships and at the Holmenkollen, Kuntola received the Holmenkollen medal in 1977 (Shared with Helena Takalo and Walter Steiner.).


  • Hilkka Kuntola at the International Ski Federation. Maiden name
  • Hilkka Riihivuori at the International Ski Federation. Married name
  • Holmenkollen medalists - click Holmenkollmedaljen for downloadable pdf file (Norwegian)
  • Holmenkollen winners since 1892 - click Vinnere for downloadable pdf file (Norwegian)

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