Aki Parviainen

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Aki Uolevi Parviainen (born 26 October 1974 in Helsinki) is a Finnish Javelin thrower, who won the gold medal at the 1999 World Championships in Athletics and a silver medal at the 2001 World Championships. His best throw is 93.09 in 1999, good for second place on the all-time list, behind only Jan Železný. His best Olympic placing is 5th in 2000. In the spring of 2006, Parviainen announced his retirement due to injuries.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Finland
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 9th 79.58 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 8th 82.80 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 9th 82.30 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 1st 89.52 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 2nd 91.31 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 8th 78.92 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 5th 83.05 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 9th 74.86 m

Seasonal bests by year[edit]

  • 1990 - 63.50
  • 1991 - 79.96
  • 1992 - 80.94
  • 1993 - 69.94
  • 1994 - 78.76
  • 1995 - 85.60
  • 1996 - 84.96
  • 1997 - 87.48
  • 1998 - 90.88
  • 1999 - 93.09
  • 2000 - 90.97
  • 2001 - 92.41
  • 2002 - 82.48
  • 2003 - 83.30
  • 2004 - 79.32
  • 2005 - 83.79

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