B. 1892-07-13, Savitaipale, Finland; D. 1955-01-22
Track and Field (2 gold)
A pioneer of Finnish Javelin throwing, he achieved a world record of 62.57 m in 1915 and eventually raised this to 66.10 m in 1919 before winning two Olympic titles. He had already finished eighth at Stockholm and threw an unofficial 67.96 m in 1925.
Olympic Competitor nr 5473
Written 2002-08-26 - last modified 2012-02-16
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