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Heikki Hasu

Full name: Heikki Vihtori Hasu
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: March 21, 1926 in Myllykoski, Kouvola, Kymenlaakso, Finland
Affiliations: Myllykosken Kilpa-Veikot, Myllykoski (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Cross Country Skiing, Nordic Combined

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Heikki Hasu competed successfully in both Nordic combined and cross-country skiing. Hasu made his international début at the 1948 Winter Olympics, where he was fourth in the 18 km skiing event and won gold in the Nordic combined. That year, he also won the Nordic combined at the Lahti Ski Games and he would record four more victories in Nordic combined at that tournament in 1949 and 1951-1953. At the 1950 World Championships, Hasu won the Nordic combined and won a silver as a member of Finnish cross-country relay team. At the 1952 Winter Olympics, Hasu won his second Olympic gold, this time in the cross-country relay, but in Nordic combined he had to settle for a silver medal behind Norwegian Simon Slåttvik. He also finished fourth in the 18 km cross-country race, losing a bronze medal by only four seconds to his fellow countryman Paavo Lonkila. In 1952 Hasu also became the first Finn and the last athlete who was successful in multiple Nordic skiing disciplines to be awarded the Holmenkollen Medal (shared with Stein Eriksen, Torbjørn Falkanger, and Nils Karlsson), although his only victory at Holmenkollen would come in 1953 in the Nordic combined. Hasu was selected as the Finnish Sportsman of the Year twice – in 1948 and 1950. After his competitive career Hasu was a farmer and served two terms in the Finnish Parliament (Eduskunta) from 1962-66 and 1967-70.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres Finland FIN 4
1948 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Men's Individual Finland FIN 1 Gold
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres Finland FIN 4
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Nordic Combined Men's Individual Finland FIN 2 Silver
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Finland FIN 1 Gold

Men's 18 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1948 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 4 1-16:43 24:12 =4 52:40 3
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 4 1-02:24 27:05 =5

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1948 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Finland Final Standings 1 448.80
1948 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Finland Cross Country Skiing, 18 kilometres 1 240.00 1-16:43
1948 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Finland Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 8T 208.8
1948 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Finland Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 AC 57.0
1948 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Finland Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 AC 61.5
1948 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Finland Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 3 AC 64.0
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Nordic Combined Finland Final Standings 2 447.500
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Nordic Combined Finland Cross Country Skiing, 18 kilometres 1 240.000 1-02:24
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Nordic Combined Finland Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 5 207.5
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Nordic Combined Finland Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 3 103.5 63.0 55.0 48.5 16.5 15.0 17.0 16.0 16.0
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Nordic Combined Finland Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 4 104.0 63.0 55.0 49.0 16.5 16.0 16.5 17.0 16.0
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Nordic Combined Finland Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 3 23 non-scoring 71.0 61.0 53.0 18.0 7.0 6.0 7.0 5.0 4.0

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Cross Country Skiing Finland FIN Final Standings 1 35:01 35:01 1
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