Juha Mieto

Juha Mieto

Finnish skier



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    Juha Mieto - Finnish skier
    Juha Mieto - Finnish skier
    Juha Mieto - Finnish skier
    Juha Mieto - Finnish skier
    Juha Mieto - Finnish skier
    Juha Mieto - Finnish skier
    Juha Mieto - Finnish skier
  • Age
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Zodiac
  • Spouse
    Minna Mieto (m. 1977–1996) Minna Mieto
  • Parents
    Aarne Mieto
    Saima Mieto
  • Shoe size
    51
  • Total podiums
    1
  • Shoe size
    51
  • Olympic medal
    Cross-Country Skiing at the 19...
  • 2019-04-14
  • 2022-05-06
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    Juha Iisakki Mieto is a Finnish former cross-country skier, who was born in Kurikka. He competed in the 1972, 1976, 1980 and 1984 Olympics and won five medals, including a gold medal in the 4 × 10 km relay in 1976. He also placed fourth three times, losing the 15 km bronze medal in 1972 by 0.06 seconds.

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    Juha Iisakki Mieto (born 20 November 1949) is a Finnish former cross-country skier, who was born in Kurikka. He competed in the 1972, 1976, 1980 and 1984 Olympics and won five medals, including a gold medal in the 4 × 10 km relay in 1976. He also placed fourth three times, losing the 15 km bronze medal in 1972 by 0.06 seconds. He finished second in this event in 1980 in the closest-ever margin of victory in Olympic cross-country skiing, 0.01 seconds, which led the International Ski Federation (FIS) to round all of their times to the nearest 1/10 second in future competitions. Mieto was selected as the Finnish flag bearer at the 1972 Winter Olympics.Mieto won four medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, with silvers in the 30 km (1974) and the 4 × 10 km relay (1978), and bronzes in the 15 km (1978) and the 4 × 10 km relay (1982, tied with East Germany). His biggest success as a cross-country skier was at the Holmenkollen ski festival where he won the 50 km once (1973) and the 15 km five times (1973–1975, 1977–1978). He received the Holmenkollen medal in 1974.After retiring from competitions in 1984 Mieto worked in public relations for several organizations, including Nordea Bank, Kuortane Sports Resort and World Vision. In the 2007 Finnish parliament elections he was a Centre Party candidate in Vaasa constituency. He was elected with 13,768 votes, which was the seventh best result in Finland that year.

    Cross-country skiing results


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

    Olympic Games


    5 medals – (1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)

    World Championships


    4 medals – (2 silver, 2 bronze)

    World Cup


    Season standings


    Individual podiums


    1 podium

    Team podiums


    2 podiums

    External links


    Media related to Juha Mieto at Wikimedia Commons

    Juha Mieto at the International Ski Federation

    Holmenkollen medalists – click Holmenkollmedaljen for downloadable pdf file (in Norwegian)

    Holmenkollen winners since 1892 – click Vinnere for downloadable pdf file (in Norwegian)

    Official home page (in Finnish)

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    Juha Mieto - Finnish skier
    Juha Mieto - Finnish skier
    Juha Mieto - Finnish skier
    Juha Mieto - Finnish skier
    Juha Mieto - Finnish skier
    Juha Mieto - Finnish skier
    Juha Mieto - Finnish skier
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