Henna Raita

Henna Raita ( born January 24, 1975 in Lahti ) is a Finnish former ski racer. She drove almost exclusively race in the slalom discipline, sometimes also in the giant slalom.


After she denied FIS races and various junior races for five years, Raita came in January 1995 in the European Cup for the first time used. On 20 December 1997 she launched for the first time in the World Cup slalom in Val d'Isere. World Cup points she got for the first time on March 1, 1998, when 27 of the slalom in Saalbach -Hinterglemm. Two ACL tears forced them in 1996/97 and 1998 /99 on lengthy breaks, she used for her art studies at the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi. In the intervening season 1997/98 she decided with four wins the slalom standings of the European Cup for themselves.

From the 1999/2000 season is Raita established in the slalom world cup in the middle ( in the giant slalom success remained always off). On February 20, 2000, she achieved the best result of her career when she was sixth in Åre. In the 2000 /01 season they won for the second time the slalom standings of the European Cup. On January 13, 2002, they equalized in Saalbach -Hinterglemm her Bestergebnis in the World Cup. At the Olympic Winter Games in 2002 she went to eighth place in the slalom. According to the 2001 /02 season, Raita classified Although regularly in the World Cup points ranking, results in the top ten were from but. In March 2006, she stepped away from professional sports.


Olympic games

  • Salt Lake City 2002: 8 Slalom
  • Turin 2006: 20th slalom

World Championships

  • St. Anton 2001: 11 Slalom
  • St. Moritz 2003 22 Slalom
  • Santa Caterina 2005: 11 Slalom

Junior World Championships

  • Maribor 1992: 38 Giant Slalom, Super -G 43
  • Monte Campione 1993: 37 Giant Slalom, Super -G 61
  • Lake Placid 1994: 40 Super -G

World Cup

  • 8 placings in the top ten

European Cup

  • Season 1997/98: 1 slalom standings
  • 1999/2000 season: 3rd slalom standings
  • Season 2000/ 01: 4th overall, 1st slalom standings
  • Season 2004/ 05: 2nd slalom standings
  • 25 podiums including 12 victories ( with one exception, all in slalom )

Other successes