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Pertti Teurajärvi

Full name: Pertti Benjam Teurajärvi
Nickname(s): Teura, Ylläksen ahma
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: February 20, 1951 in Kolari, Lappi, Finland
Affiliations: Ylläksen Hiihtäjät/Kolarin NS:n Urheilijat
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Related Olympians: Nephew of Eero Mäntyranta.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Pertti Teurajärvi won all of his international championship medals in the relay. He won a bronze at the 1971 World Junior Championships, gold at the 1976 Winter Olympics, silver at the 1978 World championships, and bronze at the 1980 Winter Olympics. His best individual place at those championships was 12th in the 15 km at the 1978 World Championships. Domestically Teurajärvi won one gold, eleven silvers, and five bronzes at the Finnish Championships.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Finland FIN 14
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Finland FIN 27
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Finland FIN 1 Gold
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Finland FIN 20
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Finland FIN 18
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Finland FIN 3 Bronze

Men's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 14 46:04.84 22:22.19 17 33:55.40 14
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 20 43:59.08 14:09.49 21 27:04.12 21

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 27 2-47:25.60 48:18.34 31 1-20:56.58 31 2-12:52.89 28
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 18 2-36:44.08 36:36.70 7 51:50.09 8 1-14:37.86 11 2-12:01.10 19

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Finland FIN Final Standings 1 31:25.04 1-37:43.52 1
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Finland FIN Final Standings 3 30:17.70 1-01:35.15 7
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