Tanja Poutiainen
Sport: Alpine Skiing
Birthdate: April 6, 1980
Birthplace: Rovaniemi, Finland
Hometown: Rovaniemi, Finland
Residence: Rovaniemi, Finland
Ht: / Wt: 5'7" / 144 lbs
Olympics: 2006, 2002, 1998

Getting to know: Tanja Poutiainen

Specialist in tech events, slalom and giant slalom ... Finland's only Olympic medalist in Alpine skiing after her runner-up finish to Julia Mancuso in the giant slalom in 2006 ... skis for the Santa Claus Ski Team ... in 2009, won her third World Cup crystal globe ... claims to be the best soccer player on the women's tour


DateEvent RankResults
Fri, Feb 26 - 10:00aSlalom, Run 1 of 2 651.67
Fri, Feb 26 - 1:30pSlalom, Run 2 of 2 61:44.93
Wed, Feb 24 - 10:00aGiant Slalom, Run 1 of 2 131:16.16
Thu, Feb 25 - 9:30aGiant Slalom, Run 2 of 2 132:28.17

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    Who am I?

    As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.

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