Aki Parviainen

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Aki Parviainen
Personal information
Full name Aki Uolevi Parviainen
Nationality Finnish
Born October 26, 1974 (1974-10-26) (age 42)
Helsinki, Finland
Years active 1995–2006
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 96 kg (212 lb)
Sport
Country  Finland (1995-2005)
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Javelin throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) NR 93.09 m (1999)

Aki Uolevi Parviainen (born 26 October 1974) is a retired Finnish track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw. He won the gold medal at the 1999 World Championships and the silver medal at the 2001 World Championships. His best throw of 93.09 m, set in 1999, is the Finnish record and ranks him fourth on the overall list. His best Olympic placing was fifth, which he achieved in 2000.

In the spring of 2006, Parviainen announced his retirement due to injuries.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Finland
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 1st 76.34 m
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

References[edit]