Jari Räsänen

Jari Räsänen (born 28 January 1966) is a Finnish former cross-country skier who competed from 1988 to 1998. He won two bronze medals in the 4 × 10 km relay at the Winter Olympics (1992, 1994).

Jari Räsänen
Country Finland
Born (1966-01-28) 28 January 1966 (age 56)
Maaninka, Finland
Ski clubMaaningan Mahti
World Cup career
Seasons12 – (19861997)
Team wins1
Indiv. podiums0
Team podiums10
Indiv. starts50
Team starts14
Overall titles0 – (13th in 1994)
Discipline titles0
Medal record
Men's cross-country skiing
Representing  Finland
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Albertville 4 × 10 km relay
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Lillehammer 4 × 10 km relay
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1989 Lahti 4 × 10 km relay
Silver medal – second place 1995 Thunder Bay 4 × 10 km relay
Silver medal – second place 1997 Trondheim 4 × 10 km relay
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Val di Fiemme 4 × 10 km relay
Junior World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Lake Placid 4 × 10 km relay

Räsänen also won four 4 × 10 km relay medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with three silvers (1989, 1995, 1997) and a bronze (1991). He also won two FIS races at 10 km, one in 1994 and the other in 1995 (Both in Finland).

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[1]

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 2 medals – (2 bronze)
 Year   Age   10 km   15 km   Pursuit   30 km   50 km   4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1988 22 N/A 30 N/A 8
1992 26 15 N/A 19 31 Bronze
1994 28 12 N/A 6 11 Bronze

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 4 medals – (3 silver, 1 bronze)
 Year   Age   10 km   15 km 
 classical 
 15 km 
 freestyle 
 Pursuit   30 km   50 km   4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1989 23 N/A 5 N/A 13 Silver
1991 25 N/A 12 N/A Bronze
1993 27 21 N/A N/A 24 18 4
1995 29 27 N/A N/A 17 Silver
1997 31 N/A N/A 19 Silver

World CupEdit

Season standingsEdit

 Season   Age 
Overall Long Distance Sprint
1986 20 NC N/A N/A
1987 21 NC N/A N/A
1988 22 53 N/A N/A
1989 23 27 N/A N/A
1990 24 22 N/A N/A
1991 25 43 N/A N/A
1992 26 44 N/A N/A
1993 27 38 N/A N/A
1994 28 13 N/A N/A
1995 29 46 N/A N/A
1996 30 74 N/A N/A
1997 31 80 NC NC

Team podiumsEdit

  • 1 victory – (1 RL)
  • 10 podiums – (9 RL, 1 TS)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1  1988–89  24 February 1989   Lahti, Finland 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Championships[1] 2nd Karvonen / Kirvesniemi / Ristanen
2  1990–91  15 February 1991   Val di Fiemme, Italy 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Championships[1] 3rd Kuusisto / Kirvesniemi / Isometsä
3  1991–92  18 February 1992   Albertville, France 4 × 10 km Relay C/F Olympic Games[1] 3rd Kuusisto / Kirvesniemi / Isometsä
4 28 February 1992   Lahti, Finland 4 × 10 km Relay F World Cup 3rd Myllylä / Hartonen / Isometsä
5  1993–94  22 February 1994   Lillehammer, Norway 4 × 10 km Relay C/F Olympic Games[1] 3rd Myllylä / Kirvesniemi / Isometsä
6 4 March 1994   Lahti, Finland 4 × 10 km Relay C World Cup 1st Repo / Kirvesniemi / Isometsä
7  1994–95  5 February 1995   Falun, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay F World Cup 2nd Hartonen / Isometsä / Myllylä
8 17 March 1995   Thunder Bay, Canada 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Championships[1] 2nd Hietamäki / Kirvesniemi / Isometsä
9  1996–97  18 January 1997   Lahti, Finland 12 × 1.5 km Team Sprint F World Cup 2nd Palolahti
10 28 February 1997   Trondheim, Norway 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Championships[1] 2nd Kirvesniemi / Myllylä / Isometsä

Note: 1 Until the 1999 World Championships and the 1994 Olympics, World Championship and Olympic races were included in the World Cup scoring system.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athlete : RAESAENEN Jari". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 23 April 2018.

External linksEdit