Mona-Liisa Nousiainen

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Mona-Liisa Nousiainen (née Malvalehto; 20 July 1983 – 29 July 2019) was a Finnish cross-country skier. He competed in the World Cup between 2002 and 2018. Nousiainen was born in Rovaniemi, Finland. In 1999, she won the Finnish Championship in accordion playing. She studied at the Sibelius Academy.[1]

She announced her retirement from cross-country skiing after not being selected for the 2018 Winter Olympics.[2] Nousiainen died on 29 July 2019 of cancer at the age of 36.[3][4]

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  1. "VIDEO: Suomalaishiihtäjällä suunnitelmissa yllättävä alanvaihto". MTV Uutiset (in Finnish). 10 November 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  2. Andersson, Ludvig (17 February 2018). "Togs inte ut till OS – Mona-Liisa Nousiainen lägger skidorna på hyllan" (in Swedish). YLE. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  3. FIS Cross-Country family mourns death of Mona-Liisa Nousiainen
  4. Arffman, Laura (30 July 2019). "Maastohiihtäjä Mona-Liisa Nousiainen on kuollut". Yle Urheilu (in Finnish). Helsinki: Yleisradio Oy. Retrieved 30 July 2019.