Liisa Lilja

  • Finland
  • Born: 1992
Para triathlon Ranking 12

When Finland’s Liisa Lilja was eight years old, she was diagnosed with bone cancer and her right leg was amputated above the knee. Although cancer took one of her limbs, it didn’t take her capacity to move. Fast. Rehabilitation led her to start swimming, and she is still the holder of three Finnish records and several national championships, and in 2014 Liisa started competing in paratriathlon events

Since then, she has gone from strength to strength, representing Finland at Rio 2016 and securing scores of podium finishes to take a place among the best in the world with victories in several World Cups and earning gold and the world title at the 2017 Grand Final Rotterdam.

Career highlights:
- Winner 2019 World Cup Besancon
- Winner 2018 World Cup Funchal
- Winner 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam
- Winner 2017 Edmonton ITU World Paratriathlon Series

- 4th place Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

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2022 World Triathlon Para Series Swansea
06 Aug, 2022 - PTS2 Women - 01:26:06
2022 World Triathlon Para Series Montreal
08 Jul, 2022 - PTS2 Women - 01:26:42
2021 World Triathlon Para Championships Abu Dhabi
05 Nov, 2021 - PTS2 Women - 01:23:45
2021 Europe Triathlon Championships Valencia
25 Sep, 2021 - PTS2 Women - 01:28:24
2021 World Triathlon Para Cup A Coruna
20 Jun, 2021 - PTS2 Women - 01:28:15
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Liisa
Family Name Lilja
Representing FIN
Para triathlon Class PTS2
Para triathlon Subclass
Year of Birth 1992
World Triathlon Athlete ID 85197
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