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Jari Räsänen

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJari Kalevi•Räsänen
Used nameJari•Räsänen
Nick/petnamesJame
Born28 January 1966 in Maaninka (FIN)
Measurements172 cm / 65 kg
AffiliationsMaaningan Mahti, Maaninka (FIN)
NOC Finland

Biography

Jari Räsänen won all his international championships medals in relay. He won silver at the 1989, 1995 and 1997 World Championships and bronzes at the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics and 1991 World Championships. His best individual places at major international championships were fifth in 15 km freestyle at the 1989 World Championships and sixth in pursuit at the 1994 Olympics. His father Veikko was also a cross-country skier, who competed at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) FIN Jari Räsänen
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 30
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Finland 8
1992 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) FIN Jari Räsänen
10 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 15
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 31
10/15 kilometres Pursuit, Men (Olympic) 19
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Finland 3 Bronze
1994 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) FIN Jari Räsänen
10 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 12
30 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 11
10/15 kilometres Pursuit, Men (Olympic) 6
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Finland 3 Bronze

Olympic family relations

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