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Jari Isometsä

Full name: Jari Olavi Isometsä
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: September 11, 1968 in Alatornio, Tornio, Lappi, Finland
Affiliations: Alatornion Pirkat, Alatornio (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 3 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Jari Isometsä won most of his international championships medals in relay. He won silvers in relay at the 1995 and 1997 World Championships and bronzes in relay at the 1992, 1994 and 1998 Olympics and 1991 World Championships. His only individual medal, a bronze, came in pursuit at the 1995 World Championships. Isometsä also competed at the 2001 World Championships and finished second in pursuit, but was later disqualified for doping by taking hydroxyetyhl starch, a blood plasma expander. After serving his two-year suspension, Isometsä made a comeback in 2003, but less successfully and retired in 2006 after he was not selected to the Finnish Olympic team. Isometsä later worked as a sales manager for the football club FC Honka.

Results

Men's 10 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1992 Winter 23 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 16 29:34.4 3:40.6 13 15:33.3 18
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 23 26:06.5 4:38.9 10 14:40.9 =18
1998 Winter 29 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 15 28:36.7 5:03.3 32 18:05.3 19

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 6 1-15:12.5 4:16.7 3 20:04.9 5 36:58.0 6 58:02.5 7
1998 Winter 29 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 4 1-36:51.4 5:43.8 8 38:35.0 4 1-16:21.0 5

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R I5T I5R I6T I6R
1992 Winter 23 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 22 2-12:03.5 4:17.7 33 27:25.6 30 43:11.6 23 1-10:51.9 19 1-26:44.4 18 1-59:38.1 20

Men's 10/15 kilometres Pursuit

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T SB RT RR
1992 Winter 23 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 12 40:50.0 +1:58 38:52.0 12
1998 Winter 29 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 8 40:55.4 +1:12 39:43.4 9

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1992 Winter 23 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Finland FIN Final Standings 3 24:49.5 1-41:22.9 3
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Finland FIN Final Standings 3 25:10.1 1-42:15.6 3
1998 Winter 29 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Finland FIN Final Standings 3 24:55.3 1-42:15.5 3