Finnish cross-country skier
Lydia Wideman (later Wideman-Lehtonen; 17 May 1920 – 13 April 2019) was a Finnish Olympic cross-country skier gold medalist. She was born in Vilppula, Finland. She was the first female Olympic medalist in cross-country skiing. In 1952 she competed in thirteen 10 km races and won all of them, including the 1952 Winter Olympics, national championships and Lahti Ski Games.
In February 2018, following the death of Durward Knowles, she became the oldest living Olympic champion. Wideman died on 13 April 2019, aged 98.
- ↑ Arponen, Antti O.; Hannus, Matti; Honkavaara, Aarne; Leinonen, Kimmo; Mäki-Kuutti, Tarmo; Raatikainen, Voitto; Raevuori, Antero (1986) Talviurheilun tähdet, p. 123. WSOY.
- ↑ Lydia Wideman Archived 2011-01-20 at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference.com
- ↑ "Eight Bells: Sir Durward Knowles >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News". Scuttlebutt Sailing News. 25 February 2018. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
- ↑ Maailman vanhin elossa ollut olympiavoittaja Lydia Wideman-Lehtonen on kuollut