Risto Laakkonen

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRisto Juhani•Laakkonen
Used nameRisto•Laakkonen
Nick/petnamesRise
Born6 May 1967 in Kuopio (FIN)
Measurements189 cm / 62 kg
AffiliationsPuijon Hiihtoseura, Kuopio (FIN)
NOC Finland

Biography

Risto Laakkonen won all his international championships medals in the team event. He won gold at the 1989 World Championships and 1992 Winter Olympics and silver at the 1991 World Championships. His best individual finish at those championships was eighth on the normal hill at the 1991 World Championships. Laakkonen also won the 1988-1989 Four Hills Tournament, without winning a single competition.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) FIN Risto Laakkonen
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 23
1992 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) FIN Risto Laakkonen
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 16
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 21
Large Hill, Team, Men (Olympic) Finland 1 Gold

Special Notes