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Tanja Poutiainen : biography

April 6, 1980 -

Tanja Tuulia Poutiainen (born April 6, 1980) is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Finland. She was the silver medalist in the women's giant slalom at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino.

Born in Rovaniemi, Poutiainen became junior world champion in 1997 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.

Through the 2013 season, Poutiainen has 11 World Cup victories, 48 podiums, and three season titles. She is currently being trained by Michael Bont and lives in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

World Cup results

Season standings

Season Age Overall Slalom GiantSlalom Super G Downhill Combined
1998 17 73 50 28
1999 18 95 41
2000 19
2001 20 20 12 12
2002 21 12 7 10
2003 22 11 3 14
2004 23 9 4 5
2005 24 5 1 1 48
2006 25 12 5 8 26
2007 26 7 6 2 22
2008 27 8 4 4
2009 28 5 4 1
2010 29 11 9 5
2011 30 7 2 3
2012 31 13 6 13
2013 32 13 5 22

Season titles

Season Discipline
2005 Giant Slalom
Slalom
2009 Giant Slalom

Individual race wins

11 race victories (5 Giant Slalom, 6 Slalom)

Season Date Location Discipline
2004 24 Feb 2004 FIN}} Levi, Finland Slalom
2005 26 Nov 2005 Aspen, USA Giant Slalom
28 Nov 2004 Slalom
21 Dec 2004 AUT}} Altenmarkt, Austria Slalom
20 Jan 2005 CRO}} Zagreb, Croatia Slalom
2007 10 Mar 2007 GER}} Zwiesel, Germany Giant Slalom
2008 15 Feb 2008 CRO}} Zagreb, Croatia Slalom
2009 13 Dec 2008 ESP}} La Molina, Spain Giant Slalom
2010 24 Oct 2009 AUT}} Sölden, Austria Giant Slalom
24 Jan 2010 ITA}} Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Giant Slalom
2011 11 Jan 2011 AUT}} Flachau, Austria Slalom
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