Matikainen, Marjo (c. 1966—)

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Matikainen, Marjo (c. 1966—)

Finnish Nordic skier . Born around 1966.

Marjo Matikainen collapsed at the finish line after winning the Olympic gold medal in the 5k Nordic skiing event at Calgary in 1988 with a time of 15:04.0. Tamara Tikhonova of Russia placed second; Vida Vencienè of Lithuania placed third. The following year, Matikainen retired from competitive skiing to study engineering. She was 23.

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