Juha Tiainen

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Juha Tiainen
Personal information
Born(1955-12-05)December 5, 1955
Uukuniemi, Finland
DiedApril 27, 2003(2003-04-27) (aged 47)
Lappeenranta, Finland
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight108 kg (238 lb)
Country Finland
EventHammer throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best81.52 m (1984)
Medal record
Representing  Finland
Men's Athletics
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1984 Los Angeles Hammer throw

Juha Tiainen (December 5, 1955 in Uukuniemi – April 27, 2003 in Lappeenranta) was a hammer thrower from Finland who won the gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics. The same year he achieved his personal best throw, 81.52 metres.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Finland
1982 European Championships Athens, Greece 12th 72.12 m
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 9th 75.60 m
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, California 1st 78.08 m
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 18th 71.16 m
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 13th 75.10 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 16th 73.24 m
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 9th 73.70 m

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