19023-Juha Harkonen photo

Juha Harkonen

Nordic Skiing


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Raahe, FIN
English, Finnish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He got involved in biathlon at age 28 in Raahe, Finland.
Why this sport?
He followed his father into the sport.
Club / Team
Saloisten Reipas : Finland
Name of coach
Toni Myllyla [national]

International debut

Competing for

General interest

Hunting. (Athlete, 25 Jun 2016)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Other sports
He competed in both biathlon and cross-country skiing at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Dec 2018)
His impairment is the result of a work accident. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018;, 07 Mar 2015)


Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-08 17
Men's 12.5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-11 18
Men's 15 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 15
4x2.5 km Open Relay Final Round 2014-03-15 8
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 30
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Short Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-24 12
Men's Long Distance - Free Style Standing Race 1 2015-01-25 15
Men's Middle Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-27 12
Men's Long Distance Standing Race 1 2015-01-30 13
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance Standing Final 2017-02-11 12
Men's Sprint - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-12 16
Men's Long Distance Standing Final 2017-02-14 9
Men's Sprint Standing Final 2017-02-18 12
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-19 23
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5km Standing Final 2018-03-10 13
Men's 12.5km Standing Final 2018-03-13 10
Men's 15km Standing Final 2018-03-16 14