Juha Tiainen

Juha Tiainen (December 5, 1955 in Uukuniemi – April 27, 2003 in Lappeenranta) was a hammer thrower from Finland who won the gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics. The same year he achieved his personal best throw, 81.52 metres.

Juha Tiainen
Personal information
Born(1955-12-05)December 5, 1955
Uukuniemi, Finland
DiedApril 27, 2003(2003-04-27) (aged 47)
Lappeenranta, Finland
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight108 kg (238 lb)
Country Finland
Event(s)Hammer throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)81.52 m (1984)
Medal record


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Finland
1982 European Championships Athens, Greece 12th 72.12 m
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 9th 75.60 m
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, California 1st 78.08 m
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 18th 71.16 m
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 13th 75.10 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 16th 73.24 m
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 9th 73.70 m

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