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2010 Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver, CanadaFebruary 12-28
 
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Jay Hakkinen

Jay Hakkinen

  • Sport: Olympic Biathlon
  • Nation: United States of America
  • DOB: July 19, 1977
  • Hometown: Kasilof, AK
  • Career Highlights: Three-time Olympian took part in the 1998, 2002 and 2006 games and is considered the best biathlete in U.S. history. … His 10th-place finish in the Olympic individual event in 2006 solidified his reputation as one of the top biathletes in the world. … Finished 13th in first-ever Olympic 15K mass start at the Turin Games. … Electrified crowd and created a buzz about U.S. biathlon at Olympic Games by leading the field for the first leg of the Olympic relay as the team finished ninth. … Owns the three best U.S. Olympic biathlon results, when combined with his 13th place in the Pursuit in 2002. … Earned a 28th-place finish in the individual event in the season-opening 2009-10 race at Oestersund, Sweden. ... 1997 World Junior Biathlon Sprint Champion - the first and only Biathlon World Champion from the United States. … Finished in 7th place in Oestersund, Sweden, in Sprint competition in December 2004 to mark first U.S. podium finish since 2001 (also by Hakkinen). … Five top-15 finishes in 2005-06 season. … Top-ranked U.S. biathlete every year since 1998, except 2003 due to illness.
  • Olympic History: 2006,2002,1998
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