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Jani Lehtonen

Full name: Jani Valdemar Lehtonen
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (179 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: August 11, 1968 in Mäntsälä, Uusimaa, Finland
Died: December 22, 2008 in Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland
Affiliations: Keski-Uusimaan Urheilijat, (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Jani Lehtonen was Finland's best pole vaulter. When he died aged only 40, he still held the Finnish records with 5.82 m (outdoor) and 5.83 (indoor). Winner of four national titles in the event, Lehtonen never reached the final of a major outdoor tournament, always being eliminated in the qualification. In 1993, he did reach the final of the World Indoor Championships, finishing fifth, after having placed eighth at the European Indoor Championships a year earlier. By 1996, Lehtonen had retired from competition, and began coached other vaulters.

Personal Best: PV – 5.83i (1994).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Men's Pole Vault Finland FIN 14T QR

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC C/F/P
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Finland Qualifying Round 14T 5.50 0 1
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group A 6T 5.50 0 1
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group A 4.80 metres NP p 0 0 NH
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group A 5.00 metres NP p 0 0 NH
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group A 5.20 metres NP p 0 0 NH
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group A 5.30 metres NP p 0 0 NH
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group A 5.40 metres 5T xo 1 1 5.40
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group A 5.50 metres 2T o 0 1 5.50
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group A 5.55 metres 4T p 0 1 5.50
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group A 5.60 metres 6T xxx 0 1 5.50