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Jani Soininen

Full name: Jani Markus Soininen
Nickname(s): Soikka, Sulo
Gender: Male
Height: 5'7" (171 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: November 12, 1972 in Jyväskylä, Keski-Suomi, Finland
Affiliations: Jyväskylän Hiihtoseura, Jyväskylä (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Ski Jumping

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Jani Soininen was one of the top ski jumpers of the World at the end of 1990s. The high point of his career was at the 1998 Winter Olympics, where he won gold on the normal hill and silver on the large hill. He also won the world titles in the team event at the 1995 and 1997 World Championships and team silver at the 2001 World Championships. During his career, which lasted from 1992-01, Soininen won four World Cup events with an additional 14 podium finishes and his best overall standing in World Cup was seventh, which he achieved three times – in the 1994-95, 1997-98 and 1999-00 seasons. Domestically Soininen won three Finnish titles – large hill in 1997 and normal hill in 1998 and 2000. After finishing his sporting career, Soininen worked as CEO of Jyväs-Marine Oy, a snowmobile, motorcycle, quad and motorboat retailer located in Jyväskylä.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Finland FIN 6
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Men's Large Hill, Individual Finland FIN 5
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Men's Large Hill, Team Finland FIN 5
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Finland FIN 1 Gold
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Ski Jumping Men's Large Hill, Individual Finland FIN 2 Silver
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Ski Jumping Men's Large Hill, Team Finland FIN 5

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Finland Final Standings 6 258.5
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Finland Jump 1 8 126.0 95.0 70.0 56.0 19.0 18.5 18.5 18.5 19.0
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Finland Jump 2 3 132.5 100.5 81.0 51.5 17.0 17.0 17.5 16.5 17.5
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Ski Jumping Finland Final Standings 1 234.5
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Ski Jumping Finland Jump 1 2 Q 118.5 90.0 60.0 58.5 19.5 19.5 19.5 19.5 19.5
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Ski Jumping Finland Jump 2 4 116.0 89.0 58.0 58.0 19.5 19.0 19.5 18.5 19.5

Men's Large Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Finland Final Standings 5 231.1
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Finland Jump 1 11T 109.6 117.0 54.6 55.0 18.0 18.5 18.0 18.5 18.5
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Finland Jump 2 4 121.5 122.5 64.5 57.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 18.5 19.0
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Ski Jumping Finland Final Standings 2 260.8
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Ski Jumping Finland Jump 1 3 Q 130.6 129.5 77.1 53.5 17.5 19.0 17.5 17.5 18.5
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Ski Jumping Finland Jump 2 7 130.2 126.5 71.7 58.5 19.5 19.0 19.5 19.5 19.5

Men's Large Hill, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Finland FIN Final Standings 5 231.0
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Finland FIN Jump 1 5 115.5 120.0 60.0 55.5 18.5 18.0 18.5 18.5 19.0
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Ski Jumping Finland FIN Jump 2 5 115.5 120.0 60.0 55.5 18.5 18.5 18.5 18.5 18.0
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Ski Jumping Finland FIN Final Standings 5 233.7
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Ski Jumping Finland FIN Jump 1 5 102.9 113.0 47.4 55.5 18.5 18.5 18.0 18.5 19.0
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Ski Jumping Finland FIN Jump 2 5 130.8 131.0 79.8 51.0 17.5 16.5 17.0 17.0 17.0