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Antti Hyvärinen

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAntti Abram•Hyvärinen
Used nameAntti•Hyvärinen
Born21 June 1932 in Rovaniemi (FIN)
Died13 January 2000 in Bad Nauheim, Hessen (GER)
Measurements176 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsOunasvaaran Hiihtoseura, Rovaniemi (FIN)
NOC(s) Finland

Biography

Antti Hyvärinen was the first non-Norwegian ski jumper to win an Olympic gold medal. Hyvärinen made his international début at the 1952 Winter Olympics, where he was seventh. At the 1954 World Championships Hyvärinen finished in ninth position. Hyvärinen won his only Finnish Championships title in 1954, but his best season was probably 1956, when he won a somewhat surprising gold at the 1956 Olympics Games and also won at Holmenkollen. Hyvärinen was also scheduled to compete at the 1958 World Championships, but a fall in practice and a broken hip put an unexpected end to his career in November 1957. From 1960-64 he worked as a head coach with the Finnish national ski jumping team.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1952 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) Normal Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 7 Representing Finland    
1956 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) Normal Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Finland    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1956 Winter Olympics 5 February 1956 Ski Jumping (Skiing) Large Hill, Individual, Men Jump 1 81.0 =3
1956 Winter Olympics 5 February 1956 Ski Jumping (Skiing) Large Hill, Individual, Men Jump 1 81.0 =3

Other participations

Games Role Details
1956 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony Representing Finland    

Special Notes