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Jari Isometsä

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 3
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJari Olavi•Isometsä
Used nameJari•Isometsä
Born11 September 1968 in Alatornio, Tornio (FIN)
Measurements175 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsAlatornion Pirkat, Alatornio, Tornio (FIN)
NOC Finland

Biography

Jari Isometsä won most of his international championships medals in relay. He won silvers in relay at the 1995 and 1997 World Championships and bronzes in relay at the 1992, 1994 and 1998 Olympics and 1991 World Championships. His only individual medal, a bronze, came in pursuit at the 1995 World Championships. Isometsä also competed at the 2001 World Championships and finished second in pursuit, but was later disqualified for doping by taking hydroxyetyhl starch, a blood plasma expander. After serving his two-year suspension, Isometsä made a comeback in 2003, but less successfully and retired in 2006 after he was not selected to the Finnish Olympic team. Isometsä later worked as a sales manager for the football club FC Honka.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) FIN Jari Isometsä
10 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 16
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 22
10/15 kilometres Pursuit, Men (Olympic) 12
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Finland 3 Bronze
1994 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) FIN Jari Isometsä
10 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 23
30 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 6
10/15 kilometres Pursuit, Men (Olympic) DNS
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Finland 3 Bronze
1998 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) FIN Jari Isometsä
10 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 15
30 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 4
10/15 kilometres Pursuit, Men (Olympic) 8
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Finland 3 Bronze

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