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Aki Parviainen

Aki Parviainen
Personal information
Full nameAki Uolevi Parviainen
Born26 October 1974 (1974-10-26) (age 49)
Helsinki, Finland
Years active1995–2006
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight96 kg (212 lb)
Country Finland (1995–2005)
SportTrack and field
EventJavelin throw
Achievements and titles
Personal bestsNR 93.09 m (1999)
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing  Finland
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1999 Seville Javelin
Silver medal – second place 2001 Edmonton Javelin

Aki Uolevi Parviainen (born 26 October 1974) is a retired Finnish track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw. He won the gold medal at the 1999 World Championships and the silver medal at the 2001 World Championships. His best throw of 93.09 m, set in 1999, is the Finnish record and ranks him fourth on the overall list. His best Olympic placing was fifth, which he achieved in 2000.

In the spring of 2006, Parviainen announced his retirement due to injuries.

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Finland
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 1st 76.34 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 9th 79.58 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 8th 82.80 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 9th 82.30 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 1st 89.52 m
2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 5th 86.62 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 2nd 91.31 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 8th 78.92 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 5th 83.05 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 9th 74.86 m

Seasonal bests by year

  • 1990 – 63.50
  • 1991 – 79.96
  • 1992 – 80.94
  • 1993 – 69.94
  • 1994 – 78.76
  • 1995 – 85.60
  • 1996 – 84.96
  • 1997 – 87.48
  • 1998 – 90.88
  • 1999 – 93.09
  • 2000 – 90.97
  • 2001 – 92.41
  • 2002 – 82.48
  • 2003 – 83.30
  • 2004 – 79.32
  • 2005 – 83.79


  • Aki Parviainen at World Athletics Edit this at Wikidata
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Aki Parviainen". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17.
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