Heli Rantanen (born 26 February 1970) is a retired Finnish track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw. She was an Olympic Champion, having won gold in 1996. Her winning throw of 67.94 m was more than two metres ahead of the silver medalist. She was the first Nordic woman to become an Olympic Champion in athletics.
|1990||European Championships||Split, Yugoslavia||19th||54.02 m|
|1992||Olympic Games||Barcelona, Spain||6th||62.34 m|
|1993||World Championships||Stuttgart, Germany||11th||53.14 m|
|1995||World Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||4th||65.04 m|
|1996||Olympic Games||Atlanta, United States||1st||67.94 m|
|1997||World Championships||Athens, Greece||10th||62.64 m|
|1998||European Championships||Budapest, Hungary||5th||62.34 m|