Antti Ruuskanen at Savo Games in Lapinlahti (20 July 2014)
February 21, 1984 |
Pielavesi, Northern Savonia, Finland
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||86 kg (190 lb)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||88.98 m (2015)|
Antti Hermanni Ruuskanen (born 21 February 1984) is a Finnish track and field athlete who competes in the javelin throw. He is a European Champion, having won gold in 2014. His personal best is 88.98 m, which he set in 2015.
He finished third in London Olympics 2012, but after Oleksandr Pyatnytsya was disqualified as he failed a subsequent doping test, Ruuskanen moved to second place. He received his silver medal in February 2017 during a special ceremony at the 2017 World Nordic Ski Championships in Lahti from the IOC president Thomas Bach.
In 2013 he finished fifth at the World Championships in Moscow.
In 2016 he won the bronze medal at the Europeans. He competed for Finland at the 2016 Summer Olympics where he placed 6th with a throw of 83.05 metres. He was the flag bearer for Finland during the closing ceremony.
|2003||European Junior Championships||Tampere, Finland||3rd||72.87 m|
|2005||European U23 Championships||Erfurt, Germany||2nd||76.82 m|
|2009||World Championships||Berlin, Germany||6th||81.87 m|
|2011||World Championships||Daegu, South Korea||9th||79.46 m|
|2012||Olympic Games||London, United Kingdom||2nd||84.12 m|
|2013||World Championships||Moscow, Russia||5th||81.44 m|
|2014||European Championships||Zürich, Switzerland||1st||88.01 m|
|2015||World Championships||Beijing, China||5th||87.12 m|
|2016||European Championships||Amsterdam, Netherlands||3rd||82.44 m|
|Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||6th||83.05 m|
Seasonal bests by year
- 2002 - 66.08
- 2003 - 72.87
- 2004 - 75.84
- 2005 - 79.75
- 2006 - 84.10
- 2007 - 82.71
- 2008 - 87.33
- 2009 - 85.39
- 2010 - 83.45
- 2011 - 82.29
- 2012 - 87.79
- 2013 - 85.70
- 2014 - 88.01
- 2015 - 88.98
- 2016 - 88.23
- "Walcott making waves for Trinidad and Tobago". International Olympic Committee. 2017-01-25. Retrieved 2017-02-28.
- "Ukrainian javelin thrower Oleksandr Pyatnytsya stripped of 2012 silver medal in doping case". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-02-28.
- "Antti Ruuskanen on nyt olympiahopeamitalisti - Puhtaan urheilun voitto". www.sportti.com. 2017-02-23. Retrieved 2017-02-28.
- "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-09-07. Retrieved 2016-08-22.
- "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony". 2016-08-21. Retrieved 2016-08-22.
- Antti Ruuskanen profile at IAAF
- Antti Ruuskanen's profile in Tilastopaja
- Antti Ruuskanen's official site
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