Riitta-Liisa ROPONEN
CAREER

•Roponen has competed on the World Cup since 1998
•First World Cup podium in 2006 in La Clusaz
•She won a bronze in the 4 x 5 km relay at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
•Roponen also won two team sprint medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with a gold in 2007 (with Virpi Kuitunen) and a silver in 2005 (with Pirjo Manninen)
•Roponen also earned two more gold medals in the 4 x 5 km relay, earning them in 2007 and 2009
•Roponen’s best individual finish at the Winter Olympics is 6th in the 10 km freestyle at Vancouver in 2010
•She has one individual World Cup victory and five podiums
*Source: Wikipedia

PERSONAL

•She is marries to her coach Toni Roponen. In 2004 she gave birth to daughter Ida, Toni has son Tommy from a previous relationship