Kauko Hänninen

Kauko Antero Hänninen (28 January 1930 – 26 August 2013) was a Finnish rower who competed in the 1956 Summer Olympics, in the 1960 Summer Olympics, in the 1964 Summer Olympics, and in the 1968 Summer Olympics.[1]

Kauko Hänninen
Personal information
Birth nameKauko Antero Hänninen
Born28 January 1930
Kinnula
Died26 August 2013(2013-08-26) (aged 83)
Sport
SportRowing

He was born in Kinnula.

In 1956 he was a crew member of the Finnish boat which won the bronze medal in the coxed fours event. He was also part of the Finnish boat which was eliminated in the repechage of the coxless four competition.

Four years later he was eliminated with the Finnish boat in the semi-finals of the coxed four event.

At the 1964 Games he was a member of the Finnish boat which was eliminated in the repechage of the coxless four competition.

His last Olympic appearance was in 1968 when he and his partner Pekka Sylvander were eliminated in the repechage of the coxless pair event.

Hänninen moved to Stockholm, Sweden, after his competitive career.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olympiasoutaja Kauko Hänninen on kuollut – Suomen Melonta- ja Soutuliitto ry". Melontajasoutuliitto.fi. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  2. ^ Sandström, Anne; Sylvander, Pekka (25 September 2013). "Kauko Hänninen". HS.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 10 May 2019.

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