Juhani Järvinen

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Juhani Järvinen
Medal record
Competitor for  Finland
Men’s Speed skating
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1959 Oslo Allround
European Speed Skating Championships
Silver medal – second place 1959 Gothenburg Allround

Jouko Juhani Järvinen (May 9, 1935 – May 31, 1984) was a Finnish speed skater, allround world champion and world record holder on 1500m.

He was born in Tuulos and died in Helsinki. He was the father of Timo Järvinen.

International championships[edit]

Järvinen won a gold medal at the 1959 World Allround Speed Skating Championships for Men in Oslo.[1] He received a silver medal at the 1959 European Speed Skating Championships in Gothenburg.

He competed in three Olympic games, where his best result was the 4th place on 1500m at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo.

World record and Adelskalender[edit]

Järvinen set a world record on 1500m (2:06.3) in 1959. This record lasted seven years, until it was beaten by Ard Schenk in 1966.[2]

He reigned on top of the Adelskalender ranking table during two distinct periods in 1959 and 1960.

Discipline Time Date Location
1500 m 2.06,3 March 1, 1959 United States Squaw Valley

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[3]


Järvinen was elected Finnish Sportspersonality of the year 1959.


  1. ^ Medal Winners in World Allround ChampionshipsInternational Skating Union (Retrieved on April 9, 2008)
  2. ^ Historical World RecordsInternational Skating Union (Retrieved on April 9, 2008)
  3. ^ "Juhani Järvinen". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 29 August 2012.