Jorma Viljo Palaavi KINNUNEN

Finland FIN

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    1 S
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Tokyo 1964
  • Year of Birth
    1941
Olympic Results

Biography

Jorma Viljo Palaavi KINNUNEN

Jorma Kinnunen competed at three Olympic Games as a javelin thrower, winning a silver medal in 1972. He was one of the world’s top javelin throwers in the late 1960s and 1970s. At the 1968 Olympics, Kinnunen set two Olympic records but eventually finished sixth. In June 1969 Kinnunen broke the world record with a mark of 92.70 at Tampere. He was favored that year at the 1969 European Championships but struggled and finished 10th. He also competed at the European Championships in 1971, placing fifth, and 1966, finishing 12th. His son, Kimmo Kinnunen, followed his father and threw the javelin at three Olympics. Jorman Kinnunen was Finnish Champion in 1964-66 and 1968-69.

Personal Best: JT – 92.70 (1969).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Munich 1972

#6
Javelin Throw
Javelin Throw Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Mexico City 1968

S
Javelin Throw
Javelin Throw Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Tokyo 1964

#6
Javelin Throw
Javelin Throw Athletics