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Juha Mieto

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Juha Mieto

Juha Mieto

Juha Mieto
Medal record
Competitor for  Finland
Men's Cross Country Skiing
Olympic Games
1976 Innsbruck 4 x 10 km
1980 Lake Placid 15 km
1980 Lake Placid 50 km
1980 Lake Placid 4 x 10 km
1984 Sarajevo 4 x 10 km
World Championships
1974 Falun 30 km
1978 Lahti 4 x 10 km
1978 Lahti 15 km
1982 Oslo 4 x 10 km

Juha Iisakki Mieto (born 20 November 1949 in Kurikka) is a Finnish former cross country skier who competed during the 1970s and 1980s. He won five medals at the Winter Olympics, including gold in the relay in the 1976 Winter Olympics. His loss to Sweden's Thomas Wassberg in the 15 km at the 1980 Winter Olympics by 0.01 seconds, the closest margin of victory ever in Olympic cross-country skiing, led the International Ski Federation (FIS) to round all of their times to the nearest 1/10 second in future competitions.

Mieto also won four medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, with silvers in the 30 km (1974) and the 4 x 10 km (1978), and bronzes in the 15 km (1978) and the 4 x 10 km (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.

In the 2007 Finnish parliament elections he was a Centre Party candidate in Vaasa constituency, and got elected with 13 768 votes; the seventh most in the whole of Finland.[2]


  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Juha Mieto at the International Ski Federation
  • Holmenkollen medalists – click Holmenkollmedaljen for downloadable pdf file (Norwegian)
  • Holmenkollen winners since 1892 – click Vinnere for downloadable pdf file (Norwegian)
  • Official home page (Finnish)
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