Juha Mieto

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Juha Mieto
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Juha Mieto in February 2019
Country Finland
Born (1949-11-20) 20 November 1949 (age 71)
Kurikka, Finland
Ski clubKurikan Ryhti
World Cup career
Seasons19821984
Individual wins0
Team wins0
Indiv. podiums1
Team podiums2
Indiv. starts11
Team starts2
Overall titles0 – (18th in 1984)

Juha Iisakki Mieto (born 20 November 1949) is a Finnish former cross-country skier, who was born in Kurikka. He competed in the 1972, 1976, 1980 and 1984 Olympics and won five medals, including a gold medal in the 4 × 10 km relay in 1976. He also placed fourth three times, losing the 15 km bronze medal in 1972 by 0.06 seconds. He finished second in this event in 1980 in the closest-ever margin of victory in Olympic cross-country skiing, 0.01 seconds, which led the International Ski Federation (FIS) to round all of their times to the nearest 1/10 second in future competitions.[1] Mieto was selected as the Finnish flag bearer at the 1972 Winter Olympics.[2]

Mieto won four medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, with silvers in the 30 km (1974) and the 4 × 10 km relay (1978), and bronzes in the 15 km (1978) and the 4 × 10 km relay (1982, tied with East Germany). His biggest success as a cross-country skier was at the Holmenkollen ski festival where he won the 50 km once (1973) and the 15 km five times (1973–1975, 1977–1978). He received the Holmenkollen medal in 1974.[1]

After retiring from competitions in 1984 Mieto worked in public relations for several organizations, including Nordea Bank, Kuortane Sports Resort and World Vision. In the 2007 Finnish parliament elections he was a Centre Party candidate in Vaasa constituency. He was elected with 13,768 votes, which was the seventh best result in Finland that year.[1]

Cross-country skiing results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[3]

Olympic Games[edit]

  • 5 medals – (1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
 Year   Age   15 km  30 km  50 km  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1972 22 4 5
1976 26 10 4 34 Gold
1980 30 Silver 7 Silver Bronze
1984 34 4 8 10 Bronze

World Championships[edit]

  • 4 medals – (2 silver, 2 bronze)
 Year   Age   15 km  30 km  50 km  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1974 24 4 Silver 4
1978 28 Bronze 7 44 Silver
1982 32 6 5 Bronze

World Cup[edit]

Season standings[edit]

 Season   Age  Overall
1982 32 26
1983 33 28
1984 34 18

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 1 podium
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  1982–83  10 February 1983 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Igman, Yugoslavia 15 km Individual World Cup 2nd

Team podiums[edit]

  • 2 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammates
1  1981–82  25 February 1982 Norway Oslo, Norway 4 × 10 km Relay World Championships[1] 3rd Härkönen / Karvonen / Kirvesniemi
2  1983–84  16 February 1984 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sarajevo, Yugoslavia 4 × 10 km Relay Olympic Games[1] 3rd Ristanen / Kirvesniemi / Karvonen

Note: 1 Until the 1999 World Championships and the 1994 Olympics, World Championship and Olympic races were included in the World Cup scoring system.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Juha Mieto". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.
  2. ^ Finland. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ "Athlete : MIETO Juha". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 24 April 2018.

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