Antti Kalliomäki

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Antti Kalliomäki
Personal information
BornJanuary 8, 1947 (1947-01-08) (age 72)
Siikainen, Finland

Antti Kalliomäki (born January 8, 1947 in Siikainen) is a Finnish politician and former athlete. Kalliomäki is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Finland (SDP) and was a member of the Parliament of Finland from 1983 until 2011. He retired from politics in 2011.

Politics[edit]

He served as Minister of Trade and Industry in the first Lipponen cabinet from 1995 to 1999.[1] Kalliomäki was the Deputy Prime Minister and the head of SDP ministerial group in Jäätteenmäki and first Vanhanen cabinets. He hold the posts of Minister of Finance from April 2003 to September 2005[2] until he was replaced by the new Chairman of SDP, Eero Heinäluoma. Kalliomäki continued in the cabinet as the Minister of Education from September 2005 to April 2007.[3]

Kalliomäki was the chairman of the SDP parliamentary group from March 1991 to April 1995 and again from March 1999 until April 2003. In municipal politics, Kallomäki was member of Vantaa city council 1984–2000 and was in the municipal council of Nurmijärvi from 2005 until his retirement.

Athletics[edit]

Before his political career, Kalliomäki was a successful athlete and won the silver medal in pole vault at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and participated also in the 1972 and 1980 Olympic Games. His personal record is 566 cm.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Finland
1966 European Junior Games Odessa, Soviet Union 1st 4.60 m
1971 European Indoor Championships Sofia, Bulgaria 5th 5.00 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 9th 5.00 m
1972 European Indoor Championships Grenoble, France 3rd 5.30 m
Olympic Games Munich, West Germany 1st (q) 5.10 m1
1973 European Indoor Championships Rotterdam, Netherlands 10th 4.80 m
1974 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd 5.30 m
European Championships Rome, Italy 4th 5.30 m
1975 European Indoor Championships Katowice, Poland 1st 5.35 m
1976 European Indoor Championships Munich, West Germany 2nd 5.40 m
Olympic Games Montreal, Canada 2nd 5.50 m
1977 European Indoor Championships San Sebastián, Spain 2nd 5.31 m
1978 European Championships Prague, Czechoslovakia 2nd 5.50 m
1980 European Indoor Championships Sindelfingen, West Germany 6th 5.50 m
Olympic Games Moscow, Soviet Union NM
1982 European Championships Athens, Greece NM

1No mark in the final

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Finnish Government - Ministers of Trade and Industry". Valtioneuvosto.fi. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Council of State - Ministers of Finance". Valtioneuvosto.fi. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Edustajamatrikkeli". Eduskunta. Archived from the original on 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2019-05-24.

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