Antti Hyvärinen

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Antti Hyvärinen
Antti Hyvärinen 1956.jpg
Antti Hyvärinen in 1956
Personal information
Born 21 June 1932
Rovaniemi, Finland
Died 13 January 2000 (aged 67)
Bad Nauheim, Germany
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Sport
Sport Ski jumping
Club Ounasvaaran Hiihtoseura, Rovaniemi

Antti Abram Hyvärinen (21 June 1932 – 13 January 2000) was a Finnish ski jumper and coach. He competed at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics in the normal hill event and finished in seventh and first place, respectively, becoming the first non-Norwegian ski jumper to win an Olympic gold medal. In 1956 he also served as the flag bearer for Finland at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics[1] and won the jumping event at the Holmenkollen Ski Festival. While preparing for the 1958 World Championships, Hyvärinen fell and broke his hip, which resulted in an early retirement in November 1957. From 1960 to 1964 he worked as the head coach of the Finnish ski jumping team.[2]

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  1. ^ Finland. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ "Antti Hyvärinen". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 

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