Heli Rantanen, Finland

Heli Rantanen

Heli Rantanen (born February 26, 1970 in Lammi) is a Finnish javelin thrower, who won the gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. She won with a throw of 67.94 meters, more than two meters ahead of the silver medalist, Louise McPaul of Australia.

Rantanen was the first Nordic woman to become an Olympic champion in athletics.

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