Sisko Hanhijoki

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Sisko Hanhijoki
Medal record
Women's athletics
European Indoor Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1989 The Hague 60 m

Reeta Sisko Hanhijoki, née Markkanen (born 25 April 1962 in Rautalampi) is a retired Finnish sprinter, who specialized in the 60, 100 and 200 metres. She won a bronze medal at the 1989 European Indoor Championships.[1] Domestically, she won 28 national championship titles in the 60, 100 and 200 metres indoor and outdoor between 1985 and 1993.[2][3]

Early career[edit]

Hanhijoki was born in Rautalampi and represented the club Vesannon Urheilijat.[4] In her early career she competed in the 4 x 100 metres relay at the 1983 World Championships,[5] and in the 100 metres at the 1986 European Championships without reaching the final.[6] She competed at 60 metres and 200 metres at the 1988 European Indoor Championships and the 1989 World Indoor Championships without reaching the final.[7][8][9]

International breakthrough[edit]

At the 1989 European Indoor Championships she won the bronze medal in the 60 metres behind Nelli Fiere-Cooman and Laurence Bily.[1] She also finished sixth in the 200 metres.[10] At the 1990 European Championships she reached the semi-final of both the 100 metres and semi-final of the 200 metres.[11][12] At the 1991 World Indoor Championships she finished eighth in the 60 metres and sixth in the 200 metres. At the 1991 World Championships she only reached the quarter-final of the 100 metres and semi-final of the 200 metres.[9] The Finnish team also participated in the relay.[13] At the 1992 Olympic Games she reached the semi-final of both the 100 and 200 metres, but only round one of the 4 x 100 metres relay.[4] She also finished eighth at the 1992 IAAF World Cup. At the 1993 World Indoor Championships she reached the semi-final of both the 60 metres and sixth in the 200 metres.[9] At the 1993 World Championships she competed in the 4 x 100 metres relay.[14]

Hanhijoki became Finnish champion in both 100 and 200 metres in 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1992.[2] She also became Finnish indoor champion in the 60 metres in 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993; and in the 200 metres in 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1991.[3] The hegemony in Finnish women's sprint was taken over by Sanna Kyllönen, née Hernesniemi.

Hanhijoki's personal best time in the 60 metres (indoor) was 7.20 seconds, achieved in February 1990 in Nice.[15] In the 100 metres she had 11.24 seconds, achieved at the 1991 World Championships;[16] and in the 200 metres she had 22.81 seconds, achieved in July 1991 in Lappeenranta.[16] She also co-holds the Finnish record in the relay.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Finland
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 13th (h) 4x100 m 44.77
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 23rd (h) 100 m 12.01
10th (h) 4x100 m 45.27
1987 European Indoor Championships Liévin, France 13th (h) 60 m 7.47
6th 200 m 24.55
1988 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 16th (h) 60 m 7.44
14th (h) 200 m 24.10
1989 European Indoor Championships The Hague, Netherlands 3rd 60 m 7.23
6th 200 m 24.04
World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 9th (sf) 100 m 7.28
8th (sf) 200 m 23.94
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 5th 60 m 7.23
9th (sf) 200 m 24.30
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 9th (sf) 100 m 11.54
12th (sf) 200 m 23.42
4x100 m DQ
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 8th 60 m 7.25
6th 200 m 24.10
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 20th (qf) 100 m 11.52
15th (sf) 200 m 24.12
10th (h) 4x100 m 43.73
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 14th (sf) 100 m 11.65
15th (sf) 200 m 23.26
9th (h) 4x100 m 43.60
World Cup Havana, Cuba 8th 100 m 11.761
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 11th (sf) 60 m 7.34
10th (sf) 200 m 23.84
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 7th 4x100 m 43.37

1Representing Europe

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "European Indoor Championships (Women)". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Finnish Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Finnish Indoor Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Sisko Hanhijoki". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Women 4x100m Realy (sic) World Championship 1983 Helsinki (FIN)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "Women 100m European Championships 1986 Stuttgart (GER)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  7. ^ "1988 European Indoor Championships, women's 60 metres qualification". Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  8. ^ "1988 European Indoor Championships, women's 200 metres qualification". Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  9. ^ a b c Sisko Markkanen-Hanhijoki profile at IAAF
  10. ^ "1989 European Indoor Championships, women's 200 metres final". Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  11. ^ "Women 100m European Championships 1990 Split (YUG)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  12. ^ "Women 200m European Championships 1990 Split (YUG)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  13. ^ "Women 4x100m Relay World Championship 1991 Tokyo (JPN)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  14. ^ "Women 4x100m Relay World Championship 1993 Stuttgart (GER)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  15. ^ World women's all-time best 60m indoor (last updated 2001)
  16. ^ a b World women's all-time best 100m (last updated 2001)