Antti HYVÄRINEN

Finland FIN

Ski Jumping

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Oslo 1952
  • Year of Birth
    1932
Olympic Results

Biography

Antti HYVÄRINEN

Antti Hyvärinen was the first non-Norwegian ski jumper to win an Olympic gold medal. Hyvärinen made his international début at the 1952 Winter Olympics, where he was seventh. At the 1954 World Championships Hyvärinen finished in ninth position. Hyvärinen won his only Finnish Championships title in 1954, but his best season was probably 1956, when he won a somewhat surprising gold at the 1956 Olympics Games and also won at Holmenkollen. Hyvärinen was also scheduled to compete at the 1958 World Championships, but a fall in practice and a broken hip put an unexpected end to his career in November 1957. From 1960-64 he worked as a head coach with the Finnish national ski jumping team.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956

G
Normal Hill, Individual
Normal Hill, Individual Ski Jumping
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Oslo 1952

#7
Normal Hill, Individual
Normal Hill, Individual Ski Jumping