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Aki Karvonen

Full name: Aki Tapani Karvonen
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (176 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: August 31, 1957 in Valtimo, Pohjois-Karjala, Finland
Affiliations: Ilomantsin Urheilijat, Ilomantsi (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Silver, 2 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Aki Karvonen made his international début at the 1982 World Championships, where he won a bronze in the relay and was tenth in the 30 km and 14th in the 15 km. The 1984 Winter Olympics were probably his best international tournament as he won a silver in the 15 km, bronzes in the 50 km and relay, and was fifth at 30 km. Karvonen was less successful at the 1985 World Championships, his best finish a fourth place in the relay. At the 1987 World Championships, Karvonen won a silver in the 30 km, but was only 15th in the 15 km and was not selected for the relay team. Karvonen also competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics, but with less success and made his last international appearance at the 1989 World Championships, where he won a silver in the relay and was fourth in the 15 km. By profession Karvonen was a border guard and he has also played a part in developing Vauhti ski waxes.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Finland FIN 2 Silver
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Finland FIN 5
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Finland FIN 3 Bronze
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Finland FIN 3 Bronze
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Finland FIN 20
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Finland FIN 19

Men's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 2 41:34.9 17:56.7 3 30:02.2 3
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 20 43:54.5 13:47.7 27 30:06.5 23

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 5 1-30:59.7 21:59.7 6 44:45.5 5 1-07:32.3 5
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 19 1-29:49.5 28:42.5 17 58:37.3 16

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 3 2-17:04.7 22:53.6 7 55:37.0 4 1-31:03.2 4 2-04:11.2 3

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Finland FIN Final Standings 3 28:58.6 1-56:31.4 3