Janne Happonen

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Janne Happonen
Janne Happonen.jpg
Happonen in Oslo, 2008
Country  Finland
Full name Janne Mikael Happonen
Born (1984-06-18) 18 June 1984 (age 32)
Kuopio, Finland
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Ski club Puijo Ski Club
Personal best 240 m (787 ft) National record
Vikersund, 13 Feb 2011
World Cup career
Seasons 20022008
20102014
Individual wins 3
Team wins 1
Indiv. podiums 7
Team podiums 4
Indiv. starts 129
Team starts 16
Updated on 14 February 2016.

Janne Mikael Happonen (born 18 June 1984) is a Finnish ski jumper who has competed since 2001, representing Puijo Ski Club.

Career[edit]

Happonen made his World Cup debut on 23 November 2001 in Kuopio, finishing an impressive eleventh in the individual large hill competition. Five years later he scored his first World Cup win on 5 March 2006, in a team competition in Willingen. This was followed up exactly a month later on 5 March, when Happonen won his first individual competition on the large hill in Lahti. Another individual win was achieved on 19 March at the ski flying hill in Planica. Happonen scored his third individual win on 3 March 2008 in Kuopio.

In 2006, Happonen won a silver medal in the team large hill competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Pragelato. He has also won three medals in the Ski Flying World Championships (silver in 2006 and 2008, bronze in 2010).

Happonen was one of five Finns that travelled to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics. He participated in all three competitions at Whistler Olympic Park, producing good efforts in the normal hill and large hill competitions, although he was disqualified from the latter due to a suit violation. In the team large hill competition, Happonen produced an excellent jump of 139 metres (456 ft) in the second round, receiving judges' style points of 19 and 19.5, but this was not enough to earn the Finnish team a bronze medal.

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 Location Hill Size
1 2005/06 5 March 2006 Finland Lahti Salpausselkä HS 130 LH
2 19 March 2006 Slovenia Planica Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS 215 FH
3 2007/08 3 March 2008 Finland Kuopio Puijo HS 127 (night) LH

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