Olavi Mannonen

Olavi Aleksanteri "Ole" Mannonen (7 March 1930 – 17 March 2019[1]) was a Finnish modern pentathlete who competed at the 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics. He won a bronze medal in the team event in 1952 and 1956 and an individual silver in 1956; he placed fifth individually in 1952.[2][3]

Olavi Mannonen
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Personal information
Born7 March 1930
Viipuri, Finland
Died17 March 2019(2019-03-17) (aged 89)
Helsinki, Finland
Height182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight72–74 kg (159–163 lb)
SportModern pentathlon

Mannonen also won an individual silver at the 1955 World Championships. Domestically, he won the Finnish title in 1953 and 1956, finishing second in 1952, 1955 and 1960. He was selected as the best Finnish modern pentathlete of the year in 1952-53 and 1955-56. Since 1952 Mannonen worked at the Helsinki mounted police, becoming its head in 1971, and retiring in 1990.[2]


  1. ^ "Olavi Mannonen In Memoriam". fencing-pentathlon.fi. Suomen Miekkailu- ja 5-otteluliitto. 28 March 2019. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Olavi Mannonen". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17.
  3. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Olavi Mannonen". databaseolympics.com.