23 Finnish famous athletes

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A cross country skier who competed from 1995 to 2010. She won two bronze medals at Olympics and six gold medals in World Championships.F
A professional ice hockey, center. World champion from 1996 and four-times Olympic medalist. Player of such teams as Canadiens and Ducks.M
A ski jumper. In his career he won five Olympic medals including four gold. He is a record holder in winning World Cups (46).M
A cross country skier. Competing in two Winter Olympics, she won three bronze medals with one in 2006 and two in 2010. She is also four-time world champion.F
A former long-distance runner. He was a winner of four gold medals at the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics. M
A retired ski jumper. His most notable achievements include five World Championships, two WC overall victories and five wins in Four Hills Tournament.M
A cross-country skier. He won six medals at the Winter Olympics, earning one gold, one silver, and four bronzes. Four-times world champion.M
An ice hockey winger. Three-times Olympic medalist. Since 1992 he's been playing in NHL. The most seasons he has spent in Anaheim, his acutal team.M
A rally driver. His factory team career in the WRC lasted from 1983 to 2002. He won 23 world rallies and four drivers' world championship titles. Dakar Rally winner in 1988.M
An alpine skier, the most successful male Finn ever in the sport. In 1999 he won the world championship in slalom. He also won the Alpine skiing World Cup in slalom in 2003.M
A former ski jumper. He won 16 World Cups. Three-time silver medalist at Olympics and one-time bronze (in Turin and Salt Lake City),M
A former rally driver. Driving for Peugeot, he won the World Rally Championship in 2000 and 2002. After Peugeot withdrew from the World Rally Championship, he moved to Ford in 2006M
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A footballer, offensive midfielder, who played 137 matches for national team. Nine-times footballer of the year in Finland. In 1995 he won Champions League with Ajax.M
A a ski jumper, formerly nordic combined skier. Known for winning the 2008–09 FIS Nordic Combined World Cup. One-time Olympic medalist (bronze in Turin).M
A javelin thrower and the former World Champion from 2007. At 2008 Olympics in Beijing he won bronze medal.M
A racing driver. In 1998 and 1999 driving McLaren he won two world championships in Formula 1. He retired from F1 in 2001.M
A runner. He won a total of nine gold and three silver medals in his 12 Olympic Games events from 1920 to 1928, including five gold medals at the 1924 Summer Olympics held in ParisM
A Swedish-born racing driver. From 1978 to 1987 he competed in Formula 1. In 1982 driving Williams he won world championship.M
A cross country skier. She was big figure at the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo, winning all three individual cross country skiing events. She also won four bronze medals in her career.F
A shot putter. His major success came in 2000, when he won the gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics with a distance of 21.29 metres.M
A Nordic combined athlete. A winner of five Olympic Games medals, his career highlight came at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City when he won all three gold medals.M
A ski jumper who competed from 1991 to 2004. He is the youngest Winter Olympic (1992) gold medalist ever, at 16 years 261 days. He won also World Cup overall in season 1991/1992.M
A female alpine ski racer, the silver medalist in the women's giant slalom at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. She also won four medals in world championships.F

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