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Jari Laukkanen (cross-country skier)

Jari Johannes Laukkanen (8 June 1962 – 7 October 2019[1][2]) was a Finnish cross country skier who competed from 1987 to 1988. He finished eighth in the 4 × 10 km relay at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. He was born in Viitasaari, Central Finland. Laukkanen died on 7 October 2019 from an unknown illness; he was known to suffer from heart issues.[3]

Jari Laukkanen
Country Finland
Full nameJari Johannes Laukkanen
Born(1962-06-08)8 June 1962
Viitasaari, Finland
Died7 October 2019(2019-10-07) (aged 57)
Viitasaari , Finland
Ski clubViitasaaren Viesti
World Cup career
Seasons19831984, 19861989
Team wins0
Indiv. podiums0
Team podiums1
Indiv. starts11
Team starts3
Overall titles0 – (21st in 1987)

Laukkanen's best finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was ninth in the 15 km event at Oberstdorf in 1987. His best World Cup finish was sixth in a 15 km event in Canada in 1987.

World Cup resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[4]

World Cup standingsEdit

 Season   Age  Overall
1983 21 NC
1984 22 NC
1986 24 NC
1987 25 21
1988 26 33
1989 27 NC

Team podiumsEdit

  • 1 podium
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1  1986–87  19 March 1987   Oslo, Norway 4 x 10 km Relay C World Cup 2nd Kirvesniemi / Ristanen / Karvonen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Keskisuomalainen: Olympiahiihtäjä Jari Laukkanen on kuollut 57-vuotiaana" (in Finnish). Ilta-Sanomat. 9 October 2019. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  2. ^ "KSML: Ex-hiihtäjä Jari Laukkanen kuoli 57-vuotiaana kesken työpäivän" (in Finnish). Iltalehti. 9 October 2019. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  3. ^ Nyman, Pirjo (16 October 2019). "Viitasaaren menestynein hiihtäjä Jari Laukkanen menehtyi yllättäen". Viitasaaren Seutu (in Finnish). p. 13.
  4. ^ "Athlete: LAUKKANEN Jari". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 24 April 2018.

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