Vesa Hietalahti

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Vesa Hietalahti
Personal information
Full name Vesa Tapio Hietalahti
Nickname(s) Vesku
Born (1969-09-27) 27 September 1969 (age 47)
Kauhajoki, Finland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
Club Kauhajoen Karhu
Olympic Games
Teams 4 (1992, 1994, 1998, 2002)
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 13 (1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
Medals 1 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 16 (1989/90–2004/05)
Individual victories 3
Individual podiums 12

Vesa Tapio Hietalahti (born 27 September 1969) is a Finnish former biathlete

Biathlon results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[1]

Olympic Games[edit]

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Relay
France 1992 Albertville 6th 17th N/A 8th
Norway 1994 Lillehammer 68th 52nd N/A 5th
Japan 1998 Nagano DNF N/A
United States 2002 Salt Lake City 19th 25th 22nd 12th
*Pursuit was added as an event in 2002.

World Championships[edit]

1 medal (1 silver)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Team Relay Mixed relay
Soviet Union 1990 Minsk 30th N/A N/A 12th 6th N/A
Finland 1991 Lahti 49th 43rd N/A N/A 7th N/A
Bulgaria 1993 Borovets 44th N/A N/A 15th N/A
Italy 1995 Antholz-Anterselva 27th 31st N/A N/A 10th N/A
Germany 1996 Ruhpolding 39th 18th N/A N/A 8th 6th N/A
Slovakia 1997 Brezno-Osrblie 48th 49th N/A 6th 7th N/A
Finland 1999 Kontiolahti 20th 56th 42nd N/A 6th N/A
Norway 2000 Oslo Holmenkollen 13th 22nd 19th 22nd N/A 15th N/A
Slovenia 2001 Pokljuka 27th 59th 44th N/A 5th N/A
Norway 2002 Oslo Holmenkollen N/A N/A N/A 15th N/A N/A N/A
Russia 2003 Khanty-Mansiysk Silver 28th 25th 15th N/A 11th N/A
Germany 2004 Oberhof 45th 23rd 29th N/A 16th N/A
Austria 2005 Hochfilzen 7th 27th 29th 24th N/A 12th
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**Team was removed as an event in 1998, and pursuit was added in 1997 with mass start being added in 1999 and the mixed relay in 2005.

Individual victories[edit]

3 victories (2 In, 1 MS)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
1 victory
(1 In)
16 March 1995 Norway Lillehammer 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1 victory
(1 In)
7 December 1995 Sweden Östersund 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1 victory
(1 MS)
22 December 2001 Slovakia Brezno-Osrblie 15 km mass start Biathlon World Cup
*Results are from UIPMB and IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.


  1. ^ "Vesa Hietalahti". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 

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