Juhani Järvinen

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Juhani Järvinen
Juhani Järvinen - World Champion of Speed Skating, 1959.JPG
Järvinen in 1959
Personal information
Born 9 May 1935
Tuulos, Finland
Died 31 May 1984 (aged 49)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 172 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Sport
Sport Speed skating
Club HTL, Helsinki
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 500 m – 41.2 (1959)
1500 m – 2:06.3 (1959)
5000 m – 8:04.4 (1964)
10000 m – 16:35.4 (1960)[1]

Jouko Juhani Järvinen (9 May 1935 – 31 May 1984) was a Finnish speed skater. He competed in the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympics with the best result of fourth place over 1500 m in 1956 and fifth in 1960.[1] In 1959 he won a world title,[2] placing second at the European championships. The same year he set a world record over 1500 m (2:06.3) and was elected Finnish Sportspersonality of the year. His world record stood for seven years.[3]

Järvinen stayed on top of the Adelskalender ranking table during two periods in 1959 and 1960. His son Timo also became an Olympic speed skater.[1]

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

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Juhani Järvinen. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Medal Winners in World Allround ChampionshipsInternational Skating Union (Retrieved on 9 April 2008)
  3. ^ Historical World RecordsInternational Skating Union (Retrieved on 9 April 2008)
  4. ^ "Juhani Järvinen". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 29 August 2012.