Rauno Saunavaara

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Rauno Saunavaara
Medal record
Paralympic athletics
Representing  Finland
Paralympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Javelin Throw - F53
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens Javelin Throw - F54
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Javelin Throw - F54

Rauno Saunavaara is a paralympic athlete from Finland competing mainly in category F54 javelin events.


Rauno has competed in the javelin at the Paralympics three occasions winning a medal on each occasion. His first performance came in 1996 Summer Paralympics where he won a silver medal in the F53 class, he also competed in the shot putt but failed to medal in this. In 2000 he won a bronze in the F54 then improved on this in 2004 winning his second silver medal.[1]