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Athlete profile: Jani Lakanen
Athlete background info last updated 2014-07-03 23:24:47
Won the long distance very convincingly in Denmark 2006 after being a favorite the previous year. Injuryproblems in 2007, having to retire from the long distance after pulling his calf while warming up. In 2008 he injured his achilles on his first EOC 2008-race and missed WOC 2008. The coach for the Finnish junior team 2009-2011. Nominated for the Orienteering Achievement of 2006 for winning the Long distance both at the World and European Championships in 2006.
CountryFinland
World Ranking Middle/Long 123 (as of 13/12/2017)
ClubVaajakosken Terä (FIN)
Born placeLojo region
Born date1976-12-11
LivesJyväskylä (FIN)
Twitter@jani_lakanen

World Orienteering Championships (WOC)
2 gold medals

2006, Long, Aarhus, Denmark
2001, Relay, Tampere, Finland

5 silver medals

2013, Long, Vuokatti, Finland
2006, Relay, Aarhus, Denmark
2003, Relay, Rapperswil/Jona, Switzerland
2001, Long, Tampere, Finland
1999, Relay, Inverness, Great Britain

1 bronze medal

2005, Sprint, Aichi, Japan

Best for each discipline:

Long: Gold 2006, Aarhus, Denmark
Middle: 4. place last time 2001, Tampere, Finland
Sprint: Bronze 2005, Aichi, Japan
Relay: Gold 2001, Tampere, Finland

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Overall World Cup (WC Overall)
1. place: Once

WC Overall 2000

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European Orienteering Championships (EOC)
2 gold medals

2006, Long, Otepää, Estonia
2002, Relay, Sümeg, Hungary

Best for each discipline:

Long: Gold 2006, Otepää, Estonia
Middle: 9. place 2000, Truskavets, Ukraine
Relay: Gold 2002, Sümeg, Hungary

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Open Nordic Orienteering Championships (NOC)
1 silver medal

2007, Relay, Bornholm, Denmark

1 bronze medal

2003, Long, Flen, Sweden

Best for each discipline:

Long: Bronze 2003, Flen, Sweden
Middle: 8. place 2003, Flen, Sweden
Sprint: 6. place 2003, Flen, Sweden
Relay: Silver 2007, Bornholm, Denmark

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World Cup (WC)
1. place: 4 times

2006, WC no. 6, Århus, DEN, Long, WOC
2006, WC no. 3, Otepää, EST, Long, EOC
2005, WC no. 2, Surrey Hills, GBR, Long
2000, WC no. 10, Marina Grande, POR, Short

2. place: 4 times

2013, WC no. 10, Vuokatti, Finland, Long, WOC
2002, WC no. 9, Idre, SWE, Middle
2002, WC no. 5, Fribourg, SUI, Long
2000, WC no. 11, Marina Grande, POR, Classic

3. place: 4 times

2006, WC no. 9, Auvergne, FRA, Long
2005, WC no. 5, Aichi, JPN, Sprint, WOC
2005, WC no. 4, Surrey Hills, GBR, Middle
2002, WC no. 7, Tynset, NOR, Long

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Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC)
3. place: 2 times

1996, Long, Govora, Romania
1995, Long, Horsens, Denmark

Best for each discipline:

Long: 3. place last time 1996, Govora, Romania
Middle: 6. place 1995, Horsens, Denmark
Relay: 7. place 1996, Govora, Romania

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Other international results

Individual results:
2006: Springcup, 10. place
2003: PWT 2003-7, 3. place (Eksjö (Stora torget), Sweden)
2003: PWT 2003-6, 20. place (Jönköping (Stadsparken), Sweden)
2003: PWT 2003-5, 26. place (Växjö (Teleborg), Sweden)
2000: Springcup, 17. place
Relays:
2012: Jukola 2012, 7. place (4. leg, Out: 25. place, In: 9. place, Vaajakosken Terä)
2011: Jukola 2011, 4. place (6. leg, Out: 6. place, In: 3. place, Vaajakosken Terä)
2010: Jukola 2010, 3. place (7. leg, Out: 4. place, In: 3. place, Vaajakosken Terä)
2009: Jukola 2009, 11. place (3. leg, Out: 27. place, In: 14. place, Vaajakosken Terä)
2007: Jukola 2007, 8. place (7. leg, Out: 11. place, In: 8. place, Vaajakosken Terä)
2006: Jukola 2006, 10. place (7. leg, Out: 11. place, In: 10. place, Vaajakosken Terä)
2005: Jukola 2005, 4. place (3. leg, Out: 17. place, In: 1. place, Vaajakosken Terä)
2004: Jukola 2004, 3. place (7. leg, Out: 3. place, In: 3. place, Delta)
2003: Jukola 2003, 2. place (6. leg, Out: 4. place, In: 5. place, Delta)
2002: Jukola 2002, 4. place (7. leg, Out: 1. place, In: 4. place, Delta)
2001: Jukola 2001, 13. place (7. leg, Out: 14. place, In: 13. place, Delta)
2000: Jukola 2000, 4. place (7. leg, Out: 6. place, In: 4. place, Delta)
1999: Jukola 1999, 3. place (7. leg, Out: 2. place, In: 3. place, Delta)
1997: Jukola 1997, 4. place (5. leg, Out: 7. place, In: 4. place, Delta)
1996: Jukola 1996, 52. place (5. leg, Out: 14. place, In: 22. place, Delta 2)

IOF World Ranking:
World Ranking position: Middle/Long 123 (as of 13/12/2017)
See also all IOF WRE results for Jani Lakanen including updated WR position

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