Finnish cross-country skier and Olympic precious metal medalist, she earned gold on the 1988 Calgary online games in the 5 km race. She moved into her first Olympics in 1984 and earned bronze in the 4 x 5 kilometres. She was an associate of Western european Parliament from 1996 to 2004, and after 2004 she joined up with Finnish Parliament. She wedded Arne Kallstrom in 1995. She got gold on the 1988 Olympics where Finnish skiing jumper Matti Nykanen earned three golds.