Lauri Pyykönen

Lauri Pyykönen (born April 20, 1978 in Pirkkala) is a Finnish cross-country skier who competed from 1998 to 2008. His best World Cup finish was second twice, both in sprint events with one each in 2002 and in 2003.

Lauri Pyykönen
Country Finland
Born (1978-04-20) April 20, 1978 (age 42)
Pirkkala, Finland
Ski clubVantaan Hiihtoseura
World Cup career
Seasons1999, 20012008
Individual wins0
Indiv. podiums2
Team podiums0
Indiv. starts67
Team starts15
Overall titles0 – (26th in 2003)
Discipline titles0

At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Pyykönen finished fifth in the team sprint, 27th in the individual sprint, and 54th in the 15 km events. His best finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was 12th in the sprint event at Val di Fiemme in 2003.

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

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

Olympic GamesEdit

 Year   Age   15 km 
individual
 30 km 
 skiathlon 
 50 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 10 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2006 27 54 27 5

World ChampionshipsEdit

 Year   Age   15 km  Pursuit   30 km   50 km   Sprint   4 × 10 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2003 24 22 12 N/A
2005 26 N/A 13 15
2007 28 DNF N/A 13

World CupEdit

Season standingsEdit

 Season   Age  Discipline standings Ski Tour standings
Overall Distance Long Distance Sprint Tour de
Ski
World Cup
Final
1999 20 NC N/A NC N/A N/A
2001 22 55 N/A N/A 10 N/A N/A
2002 23 67 N/A N/A 28 N/A N/A
2003 24 26 N/A N/A   N/A N/A
2004 25 61 NC N/A 27 N/A N/A
2005 26 50 NC N/A 25 N/A N/A
2006 27 135 NC N/A 59 N/A N/A
2007 28 91 NC N/A 44 N/A
2008 29 NC N/A NC

Individual podiumsEdit

  • 2 podiums – (2 WC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  2002–03  15 December 2002   Cogne, Italy 1.5 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd
2 6 March 2003   Oslo, Norway 1.5 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athlete : Lauri PYYKOENEN". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 12 April 2019.