Mika Laitinen

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Mika Laitinen
Country  Finland
Full name Mika Antero Laitinen
Born (1973-04-05) 5 April 1973 (age 44)
Kuopio, Finland
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Personal best 189 m (620 ft)
Harrachov, 9 March 1996
World Cup career
Seasons 19901993
19952000
Individual wins 5
Team wins 4
Indiv. podiums 11
Team podiums 4
Yellow bibs 7
Indiv. starts 144
Team starts 5
Updated on 10 February 2016.

Mika Antero Laitinen (born 5 April 1973) is Finnish former ski jumper who competed from 1990 to 2000.

Career[edit]

He won a gold medal in the Team large hill competition at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville.

His biggest successes were at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, where he won three medals, including two golds in the Team large hill event (1995, 1997) and a bronze in the Individual normal hill (1995).

In the 1995/96 World Cup season, Laitinen dominated the first part of the season and won five of the nine events, until he fell and injured himself during a practice jump in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

World Cup[edit]

Standings[edit]

Season Overall 4H SF NT JP
1989/90 N/A N/A N/A
1990/91 N/A N/A
1991/92 49 N/A N/A
1992/93 N/A N/A
1994/95 9 11 6 N/A N/A
1995/96 6 49 15 N/A 6
1996/97 14 7 39 69 12
1997/98 26 21 30 15 25
1998/99 33 24 32 31 32
1999/00 25 17 24 22

Wins[edit]

No. Season Date Location Hill Size
1 1995/96 2 December 1995   Norway Lillehammer Lysgårdsbakken K90 (night) NH
2 10 December 1995   Slovenia Planica Bloudkova velikanka K120 LH
3 12 December 1995   Italy Predazzo Trampolino dal Ben K90 NH
4 28 December 1995   Germany Oberhof Hans-Renner-Schanze K120 LH
5 30 December 1995   Germany Oberstdorf Schattenbergschanze K115 LH

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