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Olympic medalist
Tanja Poutiainen
Medal record
Women's Alpine skiing
Competitor for  Finland
Silver 2006 Torino Giant Slalom
World Championships
Silver 2005 Bormio Giant slalom
Silver 2005 Bormio Slalom
Bronze 2009 Val d'Isère Giant slalom
Bronze 2009 Val d'Isere Slalom

Tanja Poutiainen (born April 6, 1980, in Rovaniemi) is a Finnish alpine ski racer, the silver medalist in the women's giant slalom at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino.

In, 1997 Poutiainen became junior world champion in the slalom as well being listed 3rd in the Super-G, and the same year debuted in the World Cup. At the 1999 Junior World Championships, she placed third in the giant slalom.

In the 2005 World Cup season, she won the season titles in both the slalom and giant slalom, and placed fifth in the overall standings. 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.

Poutiainen is currently being trained by Michael Bont and lives in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

World Cup victories


Season titles

Season Discipline
2005 Giant slalom
2005 Slalom
2009 Giant slalom

Individual race wins

Date Location Race
February 24, 2004 Finland Levi Slalom
November 26, 2004 United States Aspen Giant Slalom
November 28, 2004 United States Aspen Slalom
December 12, 2004 Austria Altenmarkt Slalom
January 20, 2005 Croatia Zagreb Slalom
March 10, 2007 Germany Zwiesel Giant Slalom
February 15, 2008 Croatia Zagreb Slalom
December 13, 2008 Spain La Molina Giant Slalom
October 24, 2009 Austria Sölden Giant Slalom


Preceded by
Finland Hanna-Maria Seppälä
Finnish Sportswoman of the Year
2004 – 2006
Succeeded by
Virpi Kuitunen


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