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Mauri Röppänen

Full name: Mauri Uolevi Röppänen
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: January 19, 1946 in Outokumpu, Pohjois-Karjala, Finland
Affiliations: Seurat Merikarvian Seudun Ampujat
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Shooting, Biathlon

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Although Mauri Röppänen won his only Olympic medal in biathlon, he was better known as one of the best Finnish sport shooters of the 1980s. In biathlon Röppänen won a bronze in the relay at the 1969 World Championships and a silver in the relay at the 1972 Olympics. His best individual finish at a major biathlon tournament was eighth in the 20 km at the 1971 World Championships. In 1971 Röppänen also won his only Finnish title in biathlon over 20 km. As a shooter Röppänen participated at the 1980 and 1984 Olympics, with his best finish fourth in small-bore rifle, three positions in 1980. Röppänen’s most successful international tournament as a shooter was the 1986 World Championships, where he won five medals – gold in standard rifle, three positions team event; two silvers in free rifle, kneeling individual, and prone team event; and two bronzes in free rifle, three positions, and standard rifle, three positions individual events. At the European Championships Röppänen won two individual titles and two team titles, one individual and four team silvers and three individual and team bronzes. He was also Finnish champion in mooseskiing five times in a row from 1972-76. By profession, Röppänen was a border guard.

Results

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT P ST SR S1P S1T S1R S2P S2T S2R S3P S3T S3R S4P S4T S4R
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Biathlon Finland Final Standings 27 1-23:45.88 7 1-16:45.88 19 1 18:20.75 17 2 37:01.37 20 2 55:42.68 22 2 1-15:00.38 27

Mixed Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS PP KP SP R1P R2P R3P R4P
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 1,164 397 388 379
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Shooting Finland FIN Prone 397 99 99 100 99
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Shooting Finland FIN Kneeling 388 95 97 97 99
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Shooting Finland FIN Standing 379 96 91 94 98

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M ES S1M S1ES S2M S2ES ET ER
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Biathlon Finland FIN Final Standings 2 27:22.09 0 1 0 1 0 0 1-54:37.25 2

Men's Air Rifle, 10 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P
1984 Summer 38 Los Angeles Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 578 94 97 97 96 97 97

Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS PP KP SP R1P R2P R3P R4P
1984 Summer 38 Los Angeles Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 1,142 394 385 363
1984 Summer 38 Los Angeles Shooting Finland FIN Prone 394 99 99 97 99
1984 Summer 38 Los Angeles Shooting Finland FIN Kneeling 385 97 98 97 93
1984 Summer 38 Los Angeles Shooting Finland FIN Standing 363 93 89 92 89

Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P
1984 Summer 38 Los Angeles Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 592 99 99 98 100 98 98
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