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Juhani Suutarinen

Full name: Taisto Juhani Suutarinen
Nickname(s): Jussi, Kärppä-Jussi
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (164 cm)
Weight: 60-63 kg
Born: May 24, 1943 in Uukuniemi, Parikkala, Etelä-Karjala, Finland
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Biathlon

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Juhani Suutarinen made his international début at the 1966 World Championships, but his first international success came at the 1972 Winter Olympics, where he won a silver in the relay. The high point of Suutarinen’s career was at the 1974 World Championships, where he won a gold in both individual events, the 10 and 20 km and a silver in the relay. At the 1975 World Championships Suutarinen won his third World title, this time in the relay. Suutarinen’s last international medal came at the 1976 Olympics, where he won his second Olympics silver, again in the relay. Suutarinen also won the Nordic Championships twice, in 1970 at 20 km and in 1972 in the relay and he was a five-time Finnish champion (in 1966 and 1970 at 20 km and in 1970, 1971 and 1974 in the relay).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 24 Grenoble Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Finland FIN 5
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Finland FIN 30
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Finland FIN 2 Silver
1976 Winter 32 Innsbruck Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Finland FIN 13
1976 Winter 32 Innsbruck Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Finland FIN 2 Silver

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 28 Sapporo Biathlon Finland Final Standings 30 1-24:25.99 10 1-14:25.99 5 2 19:01.48 28 2 37:34.27 25 0 53:22.25 16 6 1-15:55.25 30
1976 Winter 32 Innsbruck Biathlon Finland Final Standings 13 1-19:25.89 2 1-17:25.89 29 1 17:18.75 26 0 35:15.21 12 1 54:05.81 15 0 1-12:55.16 12

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M ET ER ES S1M S1ES S2M S2ES
1968 Winter 24 Grenoble Biathlon Finland FIN Final Standings 5 38:05.0 3 38:05.0 11
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Biathlon Finland FIN Final Standings 2 29:37.33 2 58:29.37 7 6 1 3 1 3
1976 Winter 32 Innsbruck Biathlon Finland FIN Final Standings 2 30:52.23 1 1-32:04.89 2 0 1
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