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Janne Lahtela

Full name: Janne Petteri Lahtela
Gender: Male
Height: 5'7" (171 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: February 28, 1974 in Kemijärvi, Lappi, Finland
Affiliations: Avalanche Ski Club, Kemijärvi
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Freestyle Skiing

Related Olympians: Cousin of Sami Mustonen.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Janne Lahtela was one of the most prominent moguls skiers at the turn of the 21st century. He was the 2002 Winter Olympic moguls champion while taking silver in 1998. He also won the World moguls title in 1999, while taking the dual moguls silver at the same competition. He won 23 World Cup events during his career and was the overall moguls World Cup winner in the 1998-99, 1999-2000 and 2003-04 seasons and overall dual moguls World Cup winner in the 1999-2000 and 2002-03 seasons. Domestically, Lahtela won five Finnish titles – 1992, 1994, 1997 and 2000 in moguls and in 2000 in dual moguls. He finished his career after the 2006 Winter Olympics and later worked as a head coach of the Japanese national freestyle skiing team. His cousin Sami Mustonen was also a world class moguls skier, winning bronze at the 1998 Olympics and silver at the 2005 and bronze at the 1999 World Championships.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 17 Albertville Freestyle Skiing Men's Moguls Finland FIN 18
1994 Winter 19 Lillehammer Freestyle Skiing Men's Moguls Finland FIN 9
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Freestyle Skiing Men's Moguls Finland FIN 2 Silver
2002 Winter 27 Salt Lake City Freestyle Skiing Men's Moguls Finland FIN 1 Gold
2006 Winter 31 Torino Freestyle Skiing Men's Moguls Finland FIN 16

Men's Moguls

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS TP AP TP T J1TS J2TS J3TS J4TS J5TS J6AS J7AS J6(A1)S J7(A1)S J6(A2)S J7(A2)S J1C J2C J1DD J2DD
1992 Winter 17 Albertville Freestyle Skiing Finland Qualifying Round 18 21.76 11.20 5.15 5.41 32.64 3.3 3.0 3.9 4.0 4.0 5.1 5.2
1994 Winter 19 Lillehammer Freestyle Skiing Finland Final Round 9 24.78 12.80 6.50 5.48 24.27 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.3 6.45 6.55
1994 Winter 19 Lillehammer Freestyle Skiing Finland Qualifying Round 12 Q 24.60 12.90 6.50 5.20 25.70 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.0 6.55 6.45
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Freestyle Skiing Finland Final Round 2 26.00 14.3 6.45 5.25 25.30 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.9 4.9 6.45 6.45
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Freestyle Skiing Finland Qualifying Round 2 Q 25.43 13.3 6.52 5.61 27.58 4.4 4.6 4.4 4.5 4.3 6.60 6.45
2002 Winter 27 Salt Lake City Freestyle Skiing Finland Final Round 1 27.97 14.3 7.10 6.57 26.55 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.6 7.02 7.18
2002 Winter 27 Salt Lake City Freestyle Skiing Finland Qualifying Round 2 Q 26.92 14.1 6.43 6.39 27.22 4.6 4.8 4.8 4.6 4.7 6.50 6.36
2006 Winter 31 Torino Freestyle Skiing Finland Final Round 16 22.65 11.7 4.55 6.40 21.19 3.9 3.9 3.7 4.2 3.9 2.0 2.2 1.2 1.4 bPp 7op 1.500 1.240
2006 Winter 31 Torino Freestyle Skiing Finland Qualifying Round 10 Q 23.77 13.1 5.07 5.6 23.53 4.3 4.4 4.1 4.5 4.4 2.0 2.2 1.6 1.7 bPp 7op 1.500 1.240