Janne Happonen

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Janne Happonen
Janne Happonen.jpg
Happonen in Oslo, 2008
Country Finland Finland
Full name Janne Mikael Happonen
Born (1984-06-18) 18 June 1984 (age 31)
Kuopio, Finland
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Ski club Puijon Hiihtoseura
Personal best 240 m (787 ft) National record
Vikersund, 13 Feb 2011
World Cup career
Seasons 2002–2008
20102014
Individual wins 3
Team wins 1
Indv. podiums 7
Team podiums 4
Updated on 30 Mar 2015.

Janne Mikael Happonen (born 18 June 1984) is a Finnish ski jumper who has competed since 2002.

Career[edit]

Happonen has a silver medal in the team large hill event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. He also has two silver medals in the team event at the FIS Ski Flying World Championships, earning them in 2006 and 2008. At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2007 in Sapporo, Happonen finished 37th in the individual large hill event.

He has three victories at a variety of hills since 2006 though his lone individual win came in an individual large hill event in Finland in March 2008.

Happonen was one of the five Finns that travelled to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics. He started in all three competitions and produced good efforts in the Normal Hill competition and the Large Hill (though was disqualified in the Large Hill Competition due to a suit violation). He produced an excellent jump in the second round of the Large Hill Team Event of 139m with style marks of 19's and 19.5's but it was not enough to earn the Finns a Bronze medal. He represents Puijon Hiihtoseura as his ski club.

World Cup[edit]

Standings[edit]

Season Overall SF 4H NT
2001–02 46 N/A 19
2002–03 40 N/A 20
2003–04 50 N/A 58 26
2004–05 56 N/A 36
2005–06 14 N/A 26 3rd
2006–07 41 N/A 33 64
2007–08 8 N/A 10 3rd
2009–10 49 37 28
2010–11 32 22 N/A
2011–12 31 31 38 N/A
2012–13 66 N/A
2013–14 76 N/A

Wins[edit]

No. Season Date Place Hill Size
1 2005-06 5 Mar 2006 Finland Lahti Salpausselkä HS 130 LH
2 19 Mar 2006 Slovenia Planica Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS 215 FH
3 2007-08 3 Mar 2008 Finland Kuopio Puijo HS 127 (night) LH

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