Date of birth: 10 September 1991
Marjaana Pitkänen has skied her entire life: she attended her first race at the age of three. The young skier, who will transfer to the 23-year-olds' series this year and matriculated last spring, is a member of the Finnish Team B. Marjaana's accomplishments during the last season included the Finnish Junior Championships on the 20 km (classic style) and a silver medal in the Finnish Championships on the combined 5 km classic and 5 km skate techniques, as well as coming in sixth in the Scandinavian Cup race held in Estonia. In addition, she participated in the World Junior Championships, coming in seventh and tenth in the W20 series.
Marjaana also plans to actively tour the Scandinavia Cup. Her goals for the next few years are entry into the national team A and major adult events.
“I was able to practise well last summer and this autumn, and I have not had any injuries. I practised a lot in Finland and also camped at Otepää, Estonia, and Ramsau, Austria."
Achievements in 2010-2011
10th in the Junior World Championships 2011 (W20, 10 km classic and skate)
15th in the Junior World Championships 2011 (W20, 5 km skate)
7th in the Junior World Championships 2010 (W20, 10 km Classic + Free)
10th in the Junior World Championships 2010 (W20, 5 km Classic)
Gold and silver medals in the Finnish Championships (W20) in 2011
Four gold medals in the Finnish Junior Championships (W20) in 2010