Toimi Pitkänen

Toimi Johannes Pitkänen (23 May 1928 – 17 September 2016) was a Finnish rower. He competed in various two-man and four man events at the 1952, 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympics and won two bronze medals, in 1956 and 1960. Throughout most of his career Pitkänen rowed with Veli Lehtelä. In addition to two Olympic bronze medals, they won two gold and two silver medals at the European championships in 1955–1961,[2] and placed sixth at the 1964 Olympics.[1]

Toimi Pitkänen
Toimi Pitkänen 1964.jpg
Personal information
Born23 May 1928
Kuhmalahti, Finland[1]
Died17 September 2016(2016-09-17) (aged 88)
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight80–85 kg (176–187 lb)[1]


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  2. ^ Rudern – Europameisterschaften – Herren: Zweier ohne Steuermann, Zweier m. Stm., Vierer m.Stm..