Timo Sakari KARVONEN

Photo - Timo Sakari KARVONEN

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Deaflympic / World Championships Medals:

8 5 2

First Deaflympic Games: Belgrade 1969

Born: 1948

Gender: m

Member of the CISS Double Games Honorable club. One of the three individuals in CISS history to win gold medals in both Summer and Winter Games, in athletics (1973 and 1981) and cross country skiing (1971, 1975, 1979 and 1987). Between 1971 and 1981, set ten world records in 6 various running distance races – 800m, 1500m, 2000m, 3000m, 5000m and 10000m. The only individual in the world to participate in the CISS-sponsored Games 11 times – 5 Summer Games and 6 Winter Games. He gave the Athlete's Oath during the Opening Ceremonies of the XIII World Winter Games for the Deaf held at Ylläs, Finland in 1995. He was a guest of honor, attended the 75th CISS Anniversary Gala at Davos, Switzerland, in 1999.

Deaflympics / World ChampionshipsSportEventResult
Belgrade 1969 *Athletics1500m7th
Belgrade 1969 *Athletics800m
Adelboden 1971 *Cross Country Skiing12.5kmSilver
Adelboden 1971 *Cross Country Skiing22.5kmGold
Adelboden 1971 *Cross Country Skiing3x7.5km RelaySilver
Malmo 1973 *Athletics1500mGold
Malmo 1973 *Athletics800mBronze
Lake Placid 1975 *Cross Country Skiing15km5th
Lake Placid 1975 *Cross Country Skiing30km5th
Lake Placid 1975 *Cross Country Skiing3x10km RelayGold
Bucharest 1977 *Athletics10,000m5th
Bucharest 1977 *Athletics1500m
Bucharest 1977 *Athletics5000mSilver
Meribel 1979 *Cross Country Skiing15km5th
Meribel 1979 *Cross Country Skiing3x10km RelayGold
Koln 1981 *Athletics10,000mGold
Koln 1981 *Athletics1500mGold
Koln 1981 *Athletics4x400m Relay5th
Koln 1981 *Athletics5000mGold
Los Angeles 1985 *Athletics10,000mSilver
Los Angeles 1985 *Athletics1500m7th
Los Angeles 1985 *Athletics5000mSilver
Oslo 1987 *Cross Country Skiing15km6th
Oslo 1987 *Cross Country Skiing30km5th
Oslo 1987 *Cross Country Skiing3x10km RelayGold
Banff 1991 *Cross Country Skiing15km6th
Banff 1991 *Cross Country Skiing30km5th
Banff 1991 *Cross Country Skiing3x10km RelayBronze
Davos 1999 *Cross Country Skiing10km
Davos 1999 *Cross Country Skiing15km Double Pursuit
Davos 1999 *Cross Country Skiing30km
Davos 1999 *Cross Country Skiing3x10km Relay4th
Other non-sport events participated
Christchurch 1989 *Team Coach
Sofia 1993 *Team Coach
Copenhagen 1997 *Team Coach
Rome 2001 *Team Coach
Sundsvall 2003 *Team Leader
* Deaflympics