Onni Rajasaari

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Onni Rafael Rajasaari
Personal information
Full name Onni Rafael Rajasaari
Nationality  Finland
Born 2 March 1910
Hanko, Uusimaa
Died 12 November 1994(1994-11-12) (aged 84)
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Country  Finland
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Long jump, Triple jump
Club Helsingin Kisa-Veikot
Hangon Hyrskyt

Onni Rajasaari (2 March 1910 in Hanko – 12 November 1994 in Hanko) was a Finnish athlete specializing in long jump and triple jump. He took part in the 1932 Summer Olympics and in the 1936 Summer Olympics,[1] but is best known for becoming European champion in triple jump 1938 in Paris. In the summer of 1939, Rajasaari set a new European record in triple jump, as he jumped 15.52 meters at a competition in Lahti.[2]

National titles[edit]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Finland
1932 Olympic Games Los Angeles, USA 11th Triple Jump 14.20 m
1934 European Championships Turin, Italy 3rd Triple Jump 14.74 m
1936 Olympic Games Berlin, Germany 25th (q) Long jump x
11th Triple jump 14,20 m
1938 European Championships Paris, France 1st Triple Jump 15.32 m

Personal bests[edit]

Event Best Venue Date
Triple jump 15.52 m Lahti, Finland 16 July 1939

Last updated 29 July 2015.


  1. ^ "Olympics". sports-reference. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Track & Field Statistics". Brinkster. Retrieved on 2015-07-29.