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Antti Hyvärinen

Full name: Antti Abram Hyvärinen
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: June 21, 1932 in Rovaniemi, Lappi, Finland
Died: January 13, 2000 in Bad Nauheim, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: Ounasvaaran Hiihtoseura, Rovaniemi (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Ski Jumping

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Antti Hyvärinen was the first non-Norwegian ski jumper to win an Olympic gold medal. Hyvärinen made his international début at the 1952 Winter Olympics, where he was seventh. At the 1954 World Championships Hyvärinen finished in ninth position. Hyvärinen won his only Finnish Championships title in 1954, but his best season was probably 1956, when he won a somewhat surprising gold at the 1956 Olympics Games and also won at Holmenkollen. Hyvärinen was also scheduled to compete at the 1958 World Championships, but a fall in practice and a broken hip put an unexpected end to his career in November 1957. From 1960-64 he worked as a head coach with the Finnish national ski jumping team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Finland FIN 7
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Finland FIN 1 Gold

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Ski Jumping Finland Final Standings 7 213.5
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Ski Jumping Finland Jump 1 3T 111.0 66.5 56.5 54.5 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.5 18.5
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Ski Jumping Finland Jump 2 11T 102.5 61.5 51.5 51.0 17.0 15.5 17.5 17.5 16.5
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Jumping Finland Final Standings 1 227.0
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Jumping Finland Jump 1 3T 111.5 81.0 57.5 54.0 19.0 18.0 17.5 18.0 18.0
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Jumping Finland Jump 2 1 OB 115.5 84.0 60.0 55.5 18.5 19.0 18.0 17.5 19.0
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