Mikko Tapio Latvala (born July 8, 1980 in Vaasa) is a Finnish pole vaulter. He won a silver medal for his category at the 2001 European Athletics Under-23 Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands, with his best possible height of 5.50 metres. In 2007, Latvala suffered from multiple serious injuries, including a torn chest muscle as a result of a weightlifting accident in South Africa.
|Full name||Mikko Tapio Latvala|
|Born||8 July 1980|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||82 kg (181 lb)|
|Club||Haapajärven Kiilat (FIN)|
|Coached by||Toni Latvala|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||Pole vault: 5.66 m (2001)|
Latvala qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, by successfully clearing a B-standard height of 5.63 metres from the Finnish Elite Games series in Lapua. He placed twenty-second in the first round of men's pole vault, with a best possible height of 5.45 metres, tying his overall position with Ukraine's Oleksandr Korchmid.
Latvala is also a full-time member of Haapajärven Kiilat, a local track and field club in Haapajärvi, and is coached and trained by his brother Toni.
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Mikko Latvala". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
- Sonninen, Antti-Pekka (9 June 2008). "Latvala's 5.63m pole vault highlights Lapua Elite Games". IAAF. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
- "Men's Pole Vault Qualification". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 20 December 2012.