Mona-Lisa Pursiainen
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Pursiainen at the 1974 European Championships
Personal information
Birth nameEivor Mona-Lisa Strandvall
NationalityFinnish
Born21 June 1951
Kronoby, Finland
Died7 August 2000(2000-08-07) (aged 49)
Kauniainen, Finland
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7+12 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb; 9.1 st)
Sport
SportRunning
Event(s)100 m, 200 m
ClubGamlakarleby Idrottsförening
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100m: 11.19 (1973)

200m: 22.39 (1973)

400m: 51.23 (1973)
Medal record
Women’s Athletics
Representing  Finland
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1974 Rome 4x400 m
Bronze medal – third place 1974 Rome 200 m
Summer Universiade
Gold medal – first place 1973 Moscow 100 m
Gold medal – first place 1973 Moscow 200 m
Silver medal – second place 1975 Rome 100 m
Silver medal – second place 1975 Rome 200 m

Eivor Mona-Lisa Pursiainen (née Strandvall; 21 June 1951, Kronoby — 7 August 2000) was a Finnish female sprinter, who was especially successful in 1973–1974, being ranked #2 in the world over 100 metres and # 3, over 200 metres and 400 metres in 1973. In 1974, she was ranked #7 in the 100 metres and #6 in the 200 metres. She won 100 metres and 200 metres at the 1973 Summer Universiade held in Moscow. She won a bronze medal in the 200 metres at the 1974 European Athletics Championships, as well as a silver medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay, and helped Finland to a National Record of 3:25.7. She would take two silver medals over the 100 metres and 200 metres at the 1975 Summer Universiade in Rome.

Pursiainen died in 2000 from breast cancer, aged 49, at Kauniainen.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ Teronen, Arto; Vuolle, Jouko (2009). Kiveen hakatut. Helsinki: Kirjapaja. pp. 57–67. ISBN 978-951-607-980-9.
  2. ^ Profile