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Harri Eloranta

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHarri Henrik•Eloranta
Used nameHarri•Eloranta
Nick/petnamesHakki
Born4 December 1963 in Köyliö (FIN)
Measurements180 cm / 68-73 kg
AffiliationsSäkylän Urheilijat, Säkylä (FIN)
NOC Finland

Biography

Although Harri Eloranta was the best Finnish biathlete in the 1980s and 1990s, surprising everyone by winning a bronze medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics in the 10 km. Before that, his last international tournament medals came during his junior years, when he won golds in 15 km and bronze at 7.5 km at the 1981 World Junior Championships. The Olympic bronze would remain Eloranta’s only senior international championships medal, although he had a couple of more top 10 finishes at international championships. He was fifth in 20 km and eighth in the relay at the 1992 Winter Olympics, fifth in the relay at the 1994 Winter Olympics, and eighth in the relay at the 1998 Winter Olympics. His best World Championships finishes were seventh in the relay at the 1997 and 12th at 10 km at the 1989 World Championships.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Winter Olympics Biathlon FIN Harri Eloranta
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 25
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 50
1992 Winter Olympics Biathlon FIN Harri Eloranta
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 5
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Finland 8
1994 Winter Olympics Biathlon FIN Harri Eloranta
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 15
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 30
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Finland 5
1998 Winter Olympics Biathlon FIN Harri Eloranta
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 20
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Finland 8