Paavo Puurunen

Paavo Puurunen (born 28 August 1973 in Kuhmo, Kainuu) is a retired Finnish biathlete who competed at four Winter Olympics.[1] Puurunen debuted on the World Cup scene in the 1995/96 season. His best overall placing is from 1997/98 season when he finished 13th. He won his lone world cup victory in Pokljuka in 2001, in the World Championship, on the 20 km. His second world cup medal bronze in a pursuit is also from world championship that happened in 2003 in Khanty-Mansiysk. At the 2006 Olympics in Turin, he took a fourth place in the mass-start competition his best Olympic result. In an ordinary world cup competition he has no better placing than 6th.

Paavo Puurunen
Medal record
Men's biathlon
Representing  Finland
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2001 Pokljuka 20 km individual
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Khanty-Mansiysk 12.5 km pursuit


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Paavo Puurunen Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 8 June 2019.

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