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Jay Hakkinen

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJay William•Hakkinen
Used nameJay•Hakkinen
Born19 July 1977 in Kasilof, Alaska (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsUS Biathlon Association, United States / University of Vermont
NOC United States

Biography

Jay Hakkinen was a biathlete who competed at four Winter Olympics, in 1998, 2002, 2006, and 2010. His 10th place finish at the 20 km individual event at Torino in 2006 was the best finish to that date by an American in Olympic competition. Hakkinen won a World Junior Championship in 1997 in the 10 km sprint event. Hakkinen competed at 13 World Championships between 1997 and 2012. He was on the World Cup circuit from 1994-2013, but retired from the sport after the 2013/14 season. He had nine top 10 finishes in World Cup events.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1998 Winter Olympics Biathlon USA Jay Hakkinen
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 60
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 42
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 17
2002 Winter Olympics Biathlon USA Jay Hakkinen
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 26
12.5 kilometres Pursuit, Men (Olympic) 13
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 26
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 15
2006 Winter Olympics Biathlon USA Jay Hakkinen
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 78
15 kilometres Mass Start, Men (Olympic) 13
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 10
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 9
2010 Winter Olympics Biathlon USA Jay Hakkinen
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 54
12.5 kilometres Pursuit, Men (Olympic) 57
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 76
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 13