Aki Karvonen

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Aki Karvonen
Country Finland
Born (1957-08-31) August 31, 1957 (age 61)
Valtimo, Finland
Ski clubIlomantsin Urheilijat
World Cup career
Seasons19821989
Individual wins0
Team wins0
Indiv. podiums3
Team podiums5
Indiv. starts23
Team starts6
Overall titles0 – (11th in 1984)

Aki Tapani Karvonen (born 31 August 1957 in Valtimo) is a Finnish former cross-country skier who competed during the 1980s. He won three medals at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, with a silver in the 15 km, and two bronze medals in 50 km and the 4 × 10 km relay, respectively.

Karvonen also won three medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, with two silver medals (30 km: 1987, 4 × 10 km: 1989) and one bronze (4 × 10 km: 1982, tied with East Germany).

Doping[edit]

Karvonen admitted in May 1985 that he'd had a blood transfusion before the 1985 World Championships.[1] In 1994 Karvonen admitted that he'd have blood transfusions also for the 1984 Winter Olympics.[1]

World Cup results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[2]

World Cup standings[edit]

 Season   Age  Overall
1982 25 31
1983 26 45
1984 27 11
1985 28 26
1986 29 28
1987 30 25
1988 31 NC
1989 32 31

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 3 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  1983–84  13 February 1984 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sarajevo, Yugoslavia 15 km Individual Olympic Games[1] 2nd
2 19 February 1984 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sarajevo, Yugoslavia 50 km Individual Olympic Games[1] 3rd
3  1986–87  12 February 1987 West Germany Oberstdorf, West Germany 30 km Individual C World Championships[1] 2nd

Team podiums[edit]

  • 5 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1  1981–82  25 February 1982 Norway Oslo, Norway 4 × 10 km Relay World Championships[1] 3rd Härkönen / Kirvesniemi / Mieto
2  1983–84  16 February 1984 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sarajevo, Yugoslavia 4 × 10 km Relay Olympic Games[1] 3rd Ristanen / Mieto / Kirvesniemi
3  1985–86  9 March 1986 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay F World Cup 3rd Hynninen / Ristanen / Kirvesniemi
4  1986–87  19 March 1987 Norway Oslo, Norway 4 × 10 km Relay C World Cup 2nd Laukkanen / Kirvesniemi / Ristanen
5  1988–89  24 February 1989 Finland Lahti, Finland 4 × 10 km Relay M World Championships[1] 2nd Kirvesniemi / Ristanen / Räsänen

Note: 1 Until the 1999 World Championships and the 1994 Olympics, World Championship and Olympic races were included in the World Cup scoring system.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hiihtäjä Aki Karvonen tunnusti veritankkauksen lääkärien paljastusten jälkeen, yle.fi, 26 September 2012
  2. ^ "Athlete : KARVONEN Aki". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 24 April 2018.

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