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 48)
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 m (1991)

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
Representing  Finland
1986 World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 5th 70.96 m
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]