Juhani Salmenkylä

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Juhani Salmenkylä
Medal record
Men's orienteering
Representing  Finland
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1966 Fiskars Relay
Silver medal – second place 1968 Linköping Relay
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1964 Le Brassus Relay

Juhani Salmenkylä (8 March 1932 – 4 May 2022)[1] was a Finnish orienteering competitor and European champion, basketball player, coach, referee and contributor. He was born in Helsinki. In orienteering he won a gold medal with the Finnish relay team at the 1964 European Orienteering Championships in Le Brassus.[2]


Salmenkylä received a silver medal in the relay at the 1966 World Orienteering Championships with the Finnish team, and again in 1968.[3]

His daughter Leena Salmenkylä was World Champion in relay in 1979.[4]


Salmenkylä impacted Finnish basketball with large radius. As a player, he won seven national championships. As a referee he participated in many tournaments abroad, including the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. He was also a top tier coach in Finland, and served as the head of Finnish Basketball Association in 1969–1972.[5][6]

In August 2015 Salmenkylä was inducted into the Finnish Basketball Hall of Fame.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "Monipuolinen urheilumies Juhani Salmenkylä on kuollut". Yle Urheilu. Helsinki: Yleisradio Oy. 4 May 2022. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  2. ^ European Orienteering Championship senior, statistics 1962-1964, 2000- Archived 23 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved on 4 June 2008)
  3. ^ World Orienteering Championship, senior statistics 1966-2006 Archived 22 February 2011 at WebCite (Retrieved on 4 June 2008)
  4. ^ "Juhani Salmenkylä. Who is Who". WMOC 2008 Portugal. Retrieved 14 January 2009.
  5. ^ "Juhani Salmenkylä". Finnish Basketball Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 29 August 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Juhani Salmenkylä". baskethotel.com. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Airas, Finneman, Pounds ja Salmenkylä Suomi-koriksen Hall of Fameen". Finnish Basketball Association. Retrieved 29 August 2015.

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