TANJA KARI (b. 30 August 1971)
Tanja Kari (née Tervonen) won a total of eleven gold medals at five Paralympic Winter Games between 1988 and 2002. She was inducted into the International Paralympic Hall of Fame in 2010.
Kari won all three individual gold medals in cross-country skiing in her arm amputee class at the Paralympic Games of 1998 in Nagano as well as in Salt Lake City 2002. She also won nine world championship and four European championship titles in Paralympic cross-country skiing.
After her skiing career Kari has served as member of Athletes Commission in the International Paralympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency.