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Juhani Salakka

Full name: Juhani Salakka
Nickname(s): Jussi
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: September 13, 1950 in Lahti, Päijät-Häme, Finland
Died: February 17, 2015 in Lahti, Päijät-Häme, Finland
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Weightlifting

Biography

Competing his entire career as lightweight, Juhani Salakka was Finnish champion from 1976-80 and Nordic Champion in 1975, 1977-79 and 1982. During his career, Salakka competed at the 1980 Olympics, the 1977 and 1979 World Championships, and the 1975-1978 and 1980 European Championships, his best finishes being ninth at the 1979 Worlds and 1980 Europeans and 10th at the 1980 Olympics. From 1975-1991 Salakka worked as secretary-general of the Finnish Weightlifting Federation and later worked as a fitness coach, becoming one of the main promoters of broomstick workout in Finland.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Weightlifting Men's Lightweight Finland FIN 10

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Weightlifting Finland FIN Final Standings 10 282.5
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Weightlifting Finland FIN Snatch 9T 130.0
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Weightlifting Finland FIN Snatch Lift #1 AC 125.0 o
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Weightlifting Finland FIN Snatch Lift #2 AC 130.0 x
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Weightlifting Finland FIN Snatch Lift #3 AC 130.0 o
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Weightlifting Finland FIN Clean & Jerk 14 152.5
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Weightlifting Finland FIN Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 152.5 o
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Weightlifting Finland FIN Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 157.5 x
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Weightlifting Finland FIN Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 157.5 x
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