Kimmo Kinnunen

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Kimmo Kinnunen
Personal information
Full name Kimmo Paavali Kinnunen
Nationality Finnish
Born (1968-03-31) 31 March 1968 (age 47)
Äänekoski, Finland
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 99 kg (218 lb)
Sport
Country  Finland
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Javelin throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 90.82

Kimmo Paavali Kinnunen (born 31 March 1968) is a Finnish former javelin thrower. He won gold at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo and silver at the 1993 World Championships in Stuttgart.

His other achievements include a 4th place finish at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and 7th place finish at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. His personal best is 90.82 from the 1991 World Championships.

Kimmo Kinnunen is son of javelin thrower Jorma Kinnunen.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1990 European Championships Split, FR Yugoslavia 8th 79.00 m
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 1st 90.82 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 4th 82.62 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 2nd 84.78 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, Georgia, United States 7th 84.02 m

Seasonal bests by year[edit]

  • 1986 - 71.72
  • 1987 - 72.94
  • 1988 - 80.24
  • 1989 - 83.10
  • 1990 - 81.46
  • 1991 - 90.82 (modified javelin)
  • 1992 - 83.42
  • 1993 - 84.78
  • 1994 - 79.34
  • 1995 - 82.64
  • 1996 - 85.32
  • 1997 - 82.48
  • 1998 - 84.23
  • 1999 - 85.96
  • 2000 - 81.41
  • 2001 - 81.35
  • 2002 - 80.39

References[edit]