Kalle Mikkolainen

Kaarle Edvard "Kalle" Mikkolainen (9 January 1883 – 28 March 1928) was a Finnish gymnast who won bronze in the 1908 Summer Olympics.[1]

Kalle Mikkolainen
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Personal information
Full nameKaarle Edvard Mikkolainen
Nickname(s)Kalle
National teamFinland
Born(1883-01-09)January 9, 1883
Ylöjärvi, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire
DiedMarch 28, 1928(1928-03-28) (aged 45)
Tampere, Finland
OccupationWarehouse worker, mail carrier, construction worker
Sport
SportGymnastics
ClubTampereen Pyrintö
Kalle Mikkolainen at the Olympic Games
Games Event Rank Notes
1908 Summer Olympics Men's team 3rd Source: [2]

He was a board member of Tampereen Pyrintö in 1909–1910.

He fought for the Red Guard in the Finnish Civil War and was a prisoner of war at the Tampere camp.[3]

Olympic silver medalist Reijo Mikkolainen is his great-grandson.

SourcesEdit

  • Siukonen, Markku (2001). Urheilukunniamme puolustajat. Suomen olympiaedustajat 1906–2000. Suuri olympiateos (in Finnish). Jyväskylä: Graface. p. 204. ISBN 951-98673-1-7.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kalle Mikkolainen". Olympedia. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  2. ^ Mallon, Bill; Buchanan, Ian (2001). The 1908 Olympic Games: Results for All Competitors in All Events, With Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina, United States: McFarland. pp. 185. ISBN 978-0-7864-0598-5.
  3. ^ Hoppu, Tuomas (23 January 2021). Toivon ja epätoivon aika... (Speech). Sukututkimuspäivät Sampolassa (in Finnish). Tampere: Tampereen seudun työväenopisto. Retrieved 18 February 2021.