Risto Laakkonen

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Risto Laakkonen
Country  Finland
Full name Risto Juhani Laakkonen
Born (1967-05-06) 6 May 1967 (age 49)
Kuopio, Finland
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
World Cup career
Seasons 19861992
Individual wins 2
Indiv. podiums 8
Team podiums 1
Indiv. starts 70
Team starts 1
Four Hills titles 1 (1989)
Updated on 10 February 2016.

Risto Juhani Laakkonen (born 6 May 1967) is a Finnish former ski jumper.

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 two medals in the team large hill event (gold: 1989, silver: 1991). At the World Cup level, he won the 1989 Four Hills Tournament without winning a single competition.

World Cup[edit]

Standings[edit]

Season Overall SF 4H
1985/86 50 N/A
1986/87 18 N/A
1987/88 47 N/A
1988/89 1 N/A 1st, gold medalist(s)
1989/90 11 N/A 6
1990/91 19 10
1991/92 27 28

Wins[edit]

No. Season Date Place Hill Size
1 1988/89 4 December 1988 Canada Thunder Bay Big Thunder K120 LH
2 1989/90 4 December 1989 Canada Thunder Bay Big Thunder K90 NH

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