Arto Tiainen

Arto Tiainen (5 September 1930 – 21 September 1998) was a Finnish cross-country skier. He was born in Sääminki.

Arto Tiainen
Medal record
Men's cross-country skiing
Representing  Finland
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1964 Innsbruck 4 × 10 km relay
Bronze medal – third place 1964 Innsbruck 50 km
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1966 Oslo 50 km
Bronze medal – third place 1958 Lahti 4 × 10 km relay

ChampionEdit

He won two medals at the 1964 Winter Olympics, a silver in the 4 × 10 km relay and a bronze in the 50 km. Additionally, Tianen won two medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, a silver in 50 km (1966) and a bronze in the 4 × 10 km relay (1958).

AwardEdit

Tianen's biggest cross-country skiing success came at the Holmenkollen ski festival, where he won the 50 km event in both 1964 and 1965. For his successes, Tiainen earned the Holmenkollen medal in 1965 (Shared with Bengt Eriksson and Arne Larsen).

PoliticsEdit

Arto Tiainen was a Social Democratic member of the Finnish Parliament from 22 January 1970 to 22 March 1970.

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[1]

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 2 medals – (1 silver, 1 bronze)
 Year   Age   15 km  30 km  50 km  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1956 25 26
1960 29 18
1964 33 13 Bronze Silver
1968 37 16

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 2 medals – (1 silver, 1 bronze)
 Year   Age   15 km  30 km  50 km  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1958 27 12 5 4 Bronze
1962 31 4
1966 35 Silver

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WALCHER Achim". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 23 January 2020.

External linksEdit