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(born March 7, 1959 in Kuusamo
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) is a former Finnish
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who competed from 1982 to 1995. She won two 4 x 5 km relay bronze medals (1984, 1988) at the Winter Olympics.
Määttä won a complete set of medals at the 1989 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
–The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1989 took place 17–26 February 1989 in Lahti, Finland, for a record fifth time . The women's 5 km was not held after being reintroduced in the previous championships. These championships featured separate races of men's 15 km and women's 10 km both in the...
with a gold in the 4 x 5 km , a silver in the 10 km classical, and a bronze in the 15 km. She earned her only individual victory at a 1992 event in Norway
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