Jari Puikkonen

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Jari Puikkonen
Country  Finland
Full name Jari Markus Puikkonen
Born (1959-06-25) 25 June 1959 (age 57)
Lahti, Finland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
World Cup career
Seasons 19801991
Individual wins 5
Indiv. podiums 19
Indiv. starts 106
Updated on 10 February 2016.

Jari Markus Puikkonen (born 25 June 1959) is a Finnish former ski jumper.

Career[edit]

Puikkonen made his debut internationally in the Four Hills Tournament competition in Oberstdorf on 30 December 1977. He won his first World Cup victory at Innsbruck in 1981. That year he finished third overall in the Four Hills Tournament and he won three more victories in the ski jumping World Cup to finish fifth overall. He also won three medals at the Winter Olympics with a gold in the team large lill (1988 Winter Olympics), and bronze medals in both the individual normal hill (1984 Winter Olympics) and the individual large hill (1980 Winter Olympics).

Puikkonen's biggest successes were at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, where he won seven medals, including four golds (individual large hill: 1989, team large hill: 1984, 1985, 1989), two silvers (individual normal hill: 1982, individual large hill: 1985), and one bronze (team large hill: 1982). He also won a gold medal at the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships 1981.

Puikkonen retired after the 1990/91 season.

World Cup[edit]

Standings[edit]

Season Overall SF 4H
1979/80 10 N/A 27
1980/81 5 N/A 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
1981/82 26 N/A 21
1982/83 10 N/A 11
1983/84 9 N/A 4
1984/85 6 N/A 24
1985/86 14 N/A 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
1986/87 49 N/A 15
1987/88 20 N/A 10
1988/89 18 N/A 12
1989/90 37 N/A 27
1990/91 43

Wins[edit]

No. Season Date Place Hill Size
1 1980/81 4 January 1981 Austria Innsbruck Bergiselschanze K104 LH
2 6 March 1981 Finland Lahti Salpausselkä K88 NH
3 7 March 1981 Finland Lahti Salpausselkä K113 LH
4 21 March 1981 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Planica Srednja Bloudkova K90 NH
5 1985/86 4 January 1986 Austria Innsbruck Bergiselschanze K109 LH

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