Väinö Huhtala

Väinö Veikko Sakari Huhtala (24 December 1935 – 18 June 2016) was a Finnish former cross-country skier who competed in the early 1960s. He won two medals in the 4 × 10 km relay at the Winter Olympics with a gold in 1960 and a silver in 1964. Huhtala also finished fourth in the 15 km event at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck.

Väinö Huhtala
Full nameVäinö Veikko Sakari Huhtala
Born(1935-12-24)24 December 1935
Revonlahti, Finland
Died18 June 2016(2016-06-18) (aged 80)
Jämsä, Finland[1]
Height165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Ski clubRevonlahden Reipas
Jämsänkosken Ilves

He also won a silver medal in the 1962 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in the 4 × 10 km relay.

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

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

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 2 medals – (1 gold, 1 silver)
 Year   Age   15 km  30 km  50 km  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1960 24 13 Gold
1964 28 4 14 Silver

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 1 medal – (1 silver)
 Year   Age   15 km  30 km  50 km  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1962 26 Silver

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hiihdon olympiavoittaja Väinö Huhtala kuollut" (in Finnish). Yle. 25 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  2. ^ "HUHTALA VÄinÖ". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 23 January 2020.

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