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Juhani Järvinen
Finnish speed skater

Juhani Järvinen

Juhani Järvinen
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Finnish speed skater
Was Athlete Speed skater
From Finland
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 9 May 1935, Tuulos, Hämeenlinna, Tavastia Proper, Southern Finland Regional State Administrative Agency
Death 31 May 1984, Helsinki, Helsinki sub-region, Uusimaa, Southern Finland Regional State Administrative Agency (aged 49 years)
Family
Children: Timo Järvinen
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Jouko Juhani Järvinen (9 May 1935 – 31 May 1984) was a Finnish speed skater. He competed in the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympics with the best result of fourth place over 1500 m in 1956 and fifth in 1960. In 1959 he won a world title, placing second at the European championships. The same year he set a world record over 1500 m (2:06.3) and was elected Finnish Sportspersonality of the year. His world record stood for seven years.

Järvinen stayed on top of the Adelskalender ranking table during two periods in 1959 and 1960. His son Timo also became an Olympic speed skater.

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com

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