Heli Rantanen

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Heli Rantanen (born 26 February 1970) is a retired Finnish track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw. She was an Olympic Champion, having won gold in 1996. Her winning throw of 67.94 m was more than two metres ahead of the silver medalist. She was the first Nordic woman to become an Olympic Champion in athletics.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Finland
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 19th 54.02 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 6th 62.34 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 11th 53.14 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th 65.04 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 1st 67.94 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 10th 62.64 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 5th 62.34 m

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