Eduard Hämäläinen

Eduard Hämäläinen (born 21 January 1969 in Karaganda, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union) is a retired decathlete from Finland and Belarus.

Eduard Hämäläinen
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Born21 January 1969

He originally competed for the Soviet Union and then Belarus after the Soviet dissolution, but changed nationality. His great-grandfather had moved from Finland to Russia before 1917 and was later deported to Kazakhstan. During his career he won three silver medals at World Championships.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the   Soviet Union
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 3rd Decathlon 7596 pts
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 7th Decathlon 8233 pts
Representing   Unified Team
1992 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 2nd Decathlon 8483 pts
Representing   /   Belarus
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 3rd Heptathlon 6075 pts
Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 1st Decathlon 8604 pts
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 2nd Decathlon 8724 pts
1994 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 1st Decathlon 8735 pts
European Championships Helsinki, Finland Decathlon DNF
1995 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 2nd Decathlon 8438 pts
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd Decathlon 8489 pts
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 5th Decathlon 8613 pts
Representing   Finland
1997 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 1st Decathlon 8617 pts
World Championships Athens, Greece 2nd Decathlon 8730 pts
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd Decathlon 8587 pts
IAAF World Combined Events Challenge several places 6th Decathlon 24,923 pts
2000 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria Decathlon DNF
2001 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 9th Decathlon 8028 pts
World Championships Edmonton, Canada Decathlon DNF

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