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Jari Puikkonen

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJari Markus•Puikkonen
Used nameJari•Puikkonen
Nick/petnamesJanne
Born25 June 1959 in Lahti (FIN)
Measurements180 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsLahden Hiihtoseura, Lahti (FIN)
NOC Finland

Biography

Jari Puikkonen made his international début at the 1978 World Championships, where he won a silver in the team event and he won a medal at every major international championship in which he competed except his last one, the 1991 World Championships. Puikkonen competed in three Winter Olympics and won one gold (1988 in the team event) and two bronzes (1980 on the large hill and 1984 on the normal hill). At the World Championships, besides his team silver in 1978, Puikkonen won four golds (1989 on the large hill; 1984-85 and 1989 in the team event), two silvers (1982 on the normal hill and 1985 on the large hill), and one bronze (1982 in the team event). Puikkonen also won the 1981 Ski Flying World Championships and won three Finnish titles.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1980 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) FIN Jari Puikkonen
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 16
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1984 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) FIN Jari Puikkonen
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 5
1988 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) FIN Jari Puikkonen
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 7
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 11
Large Hill, Team, Men (Olympic) Finland 1 Gold

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1988 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony FIN Jari Puikkonen

Special Notes