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Samppa Lajunen

Full name: Samppa Kalevi Lajunen
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: April 23, 1979 in Turku, Varsinais-Suomi, Finland
Affiliations: Jyväskylän Hiihtoseura, Jyväskylä (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Nordic Combined

Medals: 3 Gold, 2 Silver (5 Total)

Biography

Samppa Lajunen was only 17 years old when he won the Nordic combined World Cup title in 1997. Over the next few years, he finished second frequently, earning silvers in the 1998 Nordic combined individual, the 1998 World Junior Championship, the 1999 World Championships, and in both the standard and sprint races at the 2001 World Championships. He again won the World Cup in 1999-2000, and going into the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, he had posted 14 World Cup victories. Lajunen finally overcome his aversion to the top step of the podium at Salt Lake City when he won gold medals in all three Nordic combined events – sprint, standard, and relay.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1998 Winter 18 Nagano Nordic Combined Men's Team Finland FIN 2 Silver
1998 Winter 18 Nagano Nordic Combined Men's Individual Finland FIN 2 Silver
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City Nordic Combined Men's Team Finland FIN 1 Gold
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City Nordic Combined Men's Individual Finland FIN 1 Gold
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City Nordic Combined Men's Sprint Finland FIN 1 Gold

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S T AT AR
1998 Winter 18 Nagano Nordic Combined Finland FIN Final Standings 2
1998 Winter 18 Nagano Nordic Combined Finland FIN Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 1 235.0
1998 Winter 18 Nagano Nordic Combined Finland FIN Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 5 109.0 86.5 53.0 56.0 19.0 19.5 18.5 18.5 18.5
1998 Winter 18 Nagano Nordic Combined Finland FIN Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 1 126.0 94.5 69.0 57.0 19.0 19.0 18.5 19.5 19.0
1998 Winter 18 Nagano Nordic Combined Finland FIN Cross Country Skiing, 4 × 5 kilometres relay 5 13:58.2 13:58.2 2
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City Nordic Combined Finland FIN Final Standings 1
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City Nordic Combined Finland FIN Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 1 257.5
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City Nordic Combined Finland FIN Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 1 128.0 96.5 73.0 55.0 18.5 18.0 18.5 18.0 18.5
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City Nordic Combined Finland FIN Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 1 129.5 96.5 73.0 56.5 18.5 18.5 19.0 19.5 19.0
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City Nordic Combined Finland FIN Cross Country Skiing, 4 × 5 kilometres relay 6 12:10.1 48:42.2 1

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank TM PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S T SB I1T I1R I2T I2R AT AR I3T I3R I4T I4R I5T I5R I6T I6R I7T I7R I8T I8R
1998 Winter 18 Nagano Nordic Combined Finland Final Standings 2 +27.5
1998 Winter 18 Nagano Nordic Combined Finland Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 6 +1:03 230.5
1998 Winter 18 Nagano Nordic Combined Finland Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 13 108.5 87.0 54.0 54.5 19.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.5
1998 Winter 18 Nagano Nordic Combined Finland Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 3 122.0 92.5 65.0 57.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0
1998 Winter 18 Nagano Nordic Combined Finland Cross Country Skiing, 15 kilometres 8 40:45.6 +1:03 14:05.1 3 28:00.1 3 41:48.6 2
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City Nordic Combined Finland Final Standings 1
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City Nordic Combined Finland Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 3 +0:53 257.0
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City Nordic Combined Finland Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 2 131.5 97.0 74.0 57.5 20.0 19.5 19.0 19.0 19.0
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City Nordic Combined Finland Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 4T 125.5 95.0 70.0 55.5 18.5 18.5 18.5 18.5 18.0
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City Nordic Combined Finland Cross Country Skiing, 15 kilometres 6 38:18.7 +0:53 6:11.8 2 9:54.1 2 39:11.7 1 13:14.2 2 18:53.0 1 22:43.3 1 26:03.2 1 31:52.2 1 35:44.0 1

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank TM PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S T SB I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R I5T I5R AT AR
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City Nordic Combined Finland Final Standings 1
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City Nordic Combined Finland Ski Jumping, Large Hill 1 123.8 126.5 67.8 56.0 19.0 18.5 18.5 18.5 19.5
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City Nordic Combined Finland Cross Country Skiing, 7.5 kilometres 16 16:40.1 3:01.7 1 5:29.9 1 8:31.7 1 11:03.6 1 14:04.5 1 16:40.1 1
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