Liisa Lilja

  • Finland
  • Born: 1992
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Rankings
Paratriathlon Ranking 2
Starts
16
Podiums
14
Wins
4
Biography

When Liisa 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. Rehabilitation led her to start swimming. She is still the holder of three Finnish records and several Finnish championships. As of 2014 Liisa started competing in paratriathlon.

Since then, she has gone from strength to strength, securing 14 podium finishes and four gold medal. Liisa is currently ranked number two in the world.

Recent Highlights

- Winner of the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam;
- Winner of the 2017 Edmonton ITU World Paratriathlon Series;
- Winner of the 2017 Iseo - Franciacorta ITU Paratriathlon World Cup;
- Winner of the 2017 Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon European Championships; and
- 3rd place at the 2017 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Series.  

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Latest Athlete Results
1
2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam
14 Sep, 2017 - PTS2 Women - 01:23:30
1
2017 Edmonton ITU World Paratriathlon Series
28 Jul, 2017 - PTS2 Women - 01:27:10
1
2017 Iseo - Franciacorta ITU Paratriathlon World Cup
08 Jul, 2017 - PTS2 Women - 01:27:53
1
2017 Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon European Championships
18 Jun, 2017 - PTS2 Women - 01:28:07
3
2017 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Series
13 May, 2017 - PTS2 Women - 01:23:50
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Liisa
Family Name Lilja
Representing FIN
Year of Birth 1992
Website http://liisalilja.fi
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