Olympic Competitor nr 6987
Olympic Competitor nr 6988
Olympic Competitor nr 6989
Olympic Competitor nr 4701
Although he did not start in the race on the 28th (which was abandoned due to the weather), he was allowed to enter the re-run on the next day, and won a gold medal when one other participants did not start, and the other ran aground.
Olympic Competitor nr 2438
Olympic Competitor nr 6204
Olympic Competitor nr 6402
Swimming (2 gold)
|400 m Free-style||gold||6400|
|800 m Free-style||gold||6400|
B. 1893-04-05, Helsinki, Finland; D. 1973-07-28
Speed Skating (5 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
He would undoubtedly have won more medals had the Americans in 1932 not opted
for the mass starts, with which he and most Europeans did not agree. So he
decided to miss the Lake Placid Olympics. He set four World records and adopted
Nurmi's attitude to sport, training throughout the year.
The gold on 500 m at St.Moritz was a tie with Bernt Evensen.
Olympic Competitor nr 3627
Written 2001-07-30 - last modified 2011-08-14
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