|Full name||Janne Mikael Happonen|
June 18, 1984 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Personal best||240 m (787 ft)
Vikersund, 13 Feb 2011
Happonen has a silver medal in the team large hill event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. He also has two silver medals in the team event at the FIS Ski Flying World Championships, earning them in 2006 and 2008. At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2007 in Sapporo, Happonen finished 37th in the individual large hill event.
He has three victories at a variety of hills since 2006 though his lone individual win came in an individual large hill event in Finland in March 2008.
Happonen was one of the five Finns that travelled to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics. He started in all three competitions and produced good efforts in the Normal Hill competition and the Large Hill (though was disqualified in the Large Hill Competition due to a suit violation). He produced an excellent jump in the second round of the Large Hill Team Event of 139m with style marks of 19's and 19.5's but it was not enough to earn the Finns a Bronze medal.
- British Europsort Commentary in the Large Hill Team Event- 22 February 2010, Vancouver Olympics, 7pm CET, Eurosport UK
- Janne Happonen at the International Ski Federation
- Yahoo Group on Happonen (German)
- Janne Happonen Fanclub engl.
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