Juhani Salmenkylä

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Juhani Salmenkylä
Medal record
Men's orienteering
Representing  Finland
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1966 Fiskars Relay
Silver medal – second place 1968 Linköping Relay
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1964 Le Brassus Relay

Juhani Salmenkylä (born March 8, 1932 in Helsinki) is a Finnish retired orienteering competitor and European champion, basketball player, coach, referee and contributor. In orienteering he won a gold medal with the Finnish relay team at the 1964 European Orienteering Championships in Le Brassus.[1]


He received a silver medal in the relay at the 1966 World Orienteering Championships with the Finnish team, and again in 1968.[2]

His daughter Leena SalmenkyläWorld Champion in relay 1979.[3]


Salmenkylä impacted Finnish basketball with large radius. As a player he won seven national championships. As a referee he participated in many tournaments abroad, including the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. He was also a top tier coach in Finland, and served as the head of Finnish Basketball Association in 1969–1972.[4][5]

In August 2015 Salmenkylä was inducted into the Finnish Basketball Hall of Fame.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ European Orienteering Championship senior, statistics 1962-1964, 2000- (Retrieved on June 4, 2008)
  2. ^ World Orienteering Championship, senior statistics 1966-2006 (Retrieved on June 4, 2008)
  3. ^ "Juhani Salmenkylä. Who is Who". WMOC 2008 Portugal. Retrieved 14 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "Juhani Salmenkylä". Finnish Basketball Hall of Fame. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Juhani Salmenkylä". baskethotel.com. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Airas, Finneman, Pounds ja Salmenkylä Suomi-koriksen Hall of Fameen". Finnish Basketball Association. Retrieved 29 August 2015.