Eero Kolehmainen

Eero Johannes Kolehmainen (24 March 1918 – 7 December 2013) was a Finnish cross-country skier. He competed in the 50 km event at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics and won a silver medal in 1952, placing fourth in 1956. In 1957, aged 39, he won the 50 km races at the Holmenkollen ski festival and Lahti Ski Games. The same year, he was awarded the Holmenkollen medal. Kolehmainen's best finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was fifth over 50 km in 1958. He was a farmer by occupation.[1]

Eero Kolehmainen
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Kolehmainen at the 1956 Olympics
Personal information
Born24 March 1918
Anttola, Finland
Died7 December 2013 (aged 95)
Mikkeli, Finland
Height171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
SportCross-country skiing
ClubAnttolan Urheilijat
Medal record

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[2]

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 1 medal – (1 silver)
 Year   Age   15 km  18 km  30 km  50 km  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1952 33 N/A N/A Silver
1956 37 N/A 4

World ChampionshipsEdit

 Year   Age   15 km  30 km  50 km  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1958 39 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Eero Kolehmainen". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.
  2. ^ "KOLEHMAINEN Eero". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 29 January 2020.

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