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Väinö Bremer

Full name: Väinö Elias Bremer
Gender: Male
Born: April 24, 1899 in Turku, Varsinais-Suomi, Finland
Died: December 23, 1964 in Kerava, Uusimaa, Finland
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Military Ski Patrol, Modern Pentathlon

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Väinö Bremer, a captain in the Finnish Air Force, was the captain of Finnish military patrol team, which won the silver medal at the 1924 Winter Olympics. Six months later Bremer competed at the Olympic Games again, this time finishing ninth in the modern pentathlon at Paris. But Bremer is more known as a Finnish aviation pioneer than an Olympic competitor and medalist. In 1920s Bremer was the leader of the Finnish Air Force Aerobatics team. In 1927 he was awarded the Harmon Statue, a prize awarded to the best Finnish pilot every year. In 1931 Bremer flew around Europe, while in 1932 he flew from Helsinki to Cape Town and back. In 1933 he tried to fly around the World, but Soviet officials did not give him permission to enter their territory, so Bremer had to cover part of the journey by boat. In 1933 he also flew around Asia. Väinö Bremer died in 1964 on Christmas Eve, when his plane crashed in Kerava while he was approaching Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 25 Paris Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual Finland FIN 9
1924 Winter 24 Chamonix Military Ski Patrol Men's Military Ski Patrol Finland FIN 2 Silver

Men's Military Ski Patrol

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Rank
1924 Winter 24 Chamonix Military Ski Patrol Finland FIN Final Standings 2

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O TH PTS 10s T
1924 Summer 25 Paris Modern Pentathlon Finland Final Standings 9 66.5
1924 Summer 25 Paris Modern Pentathlon Finland Shooting 13 19 170 5
1924 Summer 25 Paris Modern Pentathlon Finland Swimming 7 5:47.6
1924 Summer 25 Paris Modern Pentathlon Finland Riding 25 94.0
1924 Summer 25 Paris Modern Pentathlon Finland Running 10 13:32.0
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