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Harri Eloranta

Full name: Harri Henrik Eloranta
Nickname(s): Hakki
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 68-73 kg
Born: December 4, 1963 in Köyliö, Satakunta, Finland
Affiliations: Säkylän Urheilijat, Säkylä (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Biathlon

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Although Harri Eloranta was the best Finnish biathlete in the 1980s and 1990s, surprising everyone by winning a bronze medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics in the 10 km. Before that, his last international tournament medals came during his junior years, when he won golds in 15 km and bronze at 7.5 km at the 1981 World Junior Championships. The Olympic bronze would remain Eloranta’s only senior international championships medal, although he had a couple of more top 10 finishes at international championships. He was fifth in 20 km and eighth in the relay at the 1992 Winter Olympics, fifth in the relay at the 1994 Winter Olympics, and eighth in the relay at the 1998 Winter Olympics. His best World Championships finishes were seventh in the relay at the 1997 and 12th at 10 km at the 1989 World Championships.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Finland FIN 25
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Finland FIN 50
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Finland FIN 3 Bronze
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Finland FIN 5
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Finland FIN 8
1994 Winter 30 Lillehammer Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Finland FIN 15
1994 Winter 30 Lillehammer Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Finland FIN 30
1994 Winter 30 Lillehammer Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Finland FIN 5
1998 Winter 34 Nagano Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Finland FIN 20
1998 Winter 34 Nagano Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Finland FIN 8

Men's 10 kilometres Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S2M S1T S1R S2T S2R
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Biathlon Finland Final Standings 25 27:15.2 3 2 1
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Biathlon Finland Final Standings 3 26:26.6 0 0 0
1994 Winter 30 Lillehammer Biathlon Finland Final Standings 15 30:02.1 4 1 3
1998 Winter 34 Nagano Biathlon Finland Final Standings 20 29:21.8 2 1 1 9:29.8 34 21:28.6 26

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT M ST SR S1M S2M S3M S4M S1T S1R S2T S2R S3T S3R S4T S4R
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Biathlon Finland Final Standings 50 1-05:10.6 7 58:10.6 37 2 2 1 2
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Biathlon Finland Final Standings 5 58:15.7 1 57:15.7 11 0 1 0 0
1994 Winter 30 Lillehammer Biathlon Finland Final Standings 30 1-01:40.9 6 55:40.9 7 1 3 1 1 12:27.8 22 25:28.8 61 38:47.3 52 49:46.8 30

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S2M ET ER ES S1ES S2ES
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Biathlon Finland FIN Final Standings 8 21:24.9 0 0 0 1-06:18.9 9
1994 Winter 30 Lillehammer Biathlon Finland FIN Final Standings 5 22:18.3 0 0 0 46:28.8 4
1998 Winter 34 Nagano Biathlon Finland FIN Final Standings 8 22:31.0 1 0 1 1-03:13.9 9 5 2 3
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