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Juha Tiainen

Full name: Juha Pekka Antero Tiainen
Nickname(s): Jussi
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 106-108 kg
Born: December 5, 1955 in Uukuniemi, Parikkala, Etelä-Karjala, Finland
Died: April 27, 2003 in Nuijaama, Lappeenranta, Etelä-Karjala, Finland
Affiliations: Lappeenrannan Urheilu-Miehet, Lappeenranta (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

In absence of Eastern Bloc throwers, Finn Juha Tiainen and West-German [Karl-Hans Riehm] were considered as hammer throw favorites at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, with Tiainen edging Riehm by 10 cm in the Olympic final to win gold. Tiainen also competed at the 1980 and 1988 Olympics, at the 1983 and 1987 World Championships, and at the 1982, 1986 and 1990 European Championships. He was also a six-time Finnish hammer throw champion winning in 1977, 1979, 1981, 1984, 1987 and 1990. By profession Tiainen was a police officer and, after finishing his athletics career, also worked as an athletics coach, but he died quite young in 2003 due to viral pneumonia.

Personal Best: HT – 81.52 (1984).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Finland FIN 10
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Finland FIN 1 Gold
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Finland FIN 16 QR

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics Finland Final Round 10 71.38
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics Finland Final Round Round One NP foul
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics Finland Final Round Round Two 8 71.38 71.38
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics Finland Final Round Round Three 10 71.08 71.38
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics Finland Qualifying Round 10 QC 70.82
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Round One 5 70.64
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Round Two 8 70.46 70.64
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Round Three NP 70.82
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Finland Final Round 1 78.08
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Finland Final Round Round One 6 70.56
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Finland Final Round Round Two 5 72.64 72.64
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Finland Final Round Round Three 1 78.08 78.08
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Finland Final Round Round Four 1 74.54 78.08
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Finland Final Round Round Five 1 75.26 78.08
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Finland Final Round Round Six NP 75.82
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Finland Qualifying Round 7 QU 72.68
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group A 3 72.68
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group A Round One 6 70.86
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 3 72.68 72.68
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics Finland Qualifying Round 16 73.74
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group A 8 73.74
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group A Round One 6 72.44
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 8 73.74 73.74
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP foul
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