Kalevi Laurila

Kalevi Laurila (5 December 1937 – 13 April 1991) was a Finnish cross-country skier. He competed in all cross-country skiing events at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics and won two medals in the 4 × 10 km relay, placing fourth-eleventh in individual events. At the world championships he won three silver medals, in the 30 km in 1966 and in the 4 × 10 km relay in 1962 and 1966. His last international competition was the 1974 World Championships, where his relay team finished fourth. Domestically he won seven titles, in the 15 km (1967–68, 1970 and 1974), 30 km (1966 and 1968) and 50 km (1967).[1]

Kalevi Laurila
Sølvvinner Kalevi Laurila fra Finland etter 3-mila under VM på ski i Oslo 1966 (5476384612).jpg
Laurila at the 1966 World Championships
Personal information
Born5 December 1937
Sääksmäki, Finland
Died13 April 1991 (aged 53)
Kangasala, Finland
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
SportCross-country skiing
ClubTampereen Poliisi-Urheilijat

Laurila was a decorated police sergeant. Besides skiing Laurila he competed in rowing and biathlon, winning a silver medal in 1973 and a bronze in 1978 at the European Police Championships. In rowing he won the 1967 national title in coxless fours.[1]

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

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

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 2 medals – (1 silver, 1 bronze)
 Year   Age   15 km  30 km  50 km  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1964 26 9 6 Silver
1968 30 4 6 11 Bronze

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 3 medals – (3 silver)
 Year   Age   15 km  30 km  50 km  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1962 24 Silver
1966 28 5 Silver Silver
1974 36 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Kalevi Laurila. Sports Reference.com
  2. ^ "LAURILA Kalevi". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 23 January 2020.

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