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Kalevi Hämäläinen

Full name: Kalevi Nikolai Hämäläinen
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 64-66 kg
Born: December 13, 1932 in Juva, Etelä-Savo, Finland
Died: January 10, 2005 in Juva, Etelä-Savo, Finland
Affiliations: Sulkavan Urheilijat/Evon Metsäpojat
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Kalevi Hämäläinen made his international début at the 1956 Olympic Winter Games, where he was 20th in the 30 km. At the 1958 World Championships Hämäläinen took part in every available cross-country event and won gold in the 50 km, bronze in the relay, was seventh over 50 km and tenth at 15 km. At the 1960 Olympics he placed 12th in the 30 km, before winning gold in the 50 km. At the 1962 World Championships Hämäläinen won a bronze in 50 km, his last major tournament medal. He also competed at the 1964 Winter Olympics, where he was 16th at 50 km and also trained to compete at the 1968 Winter Olympics, but was not selected for the Finnish team. In 1966 Hämäläinen won his only victory at Lahti by winning the 50 km. By profession he was a forester.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Finland FIN 20
1960 Winter 27 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Finland FIN 12
1960 Winter 27 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Finland FIN 1 Gold
1964 Winter 31 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Finland FIN 16

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 20 1-51:38 33:19 5 1-11:30 11
1960 Winter 27 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 12 1-56:54.4 38:40 17 1-17:54 15

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1960 Winter 27 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 1 2-59:06.3 34:06 2 1-27:52 1 2-03:15 1
1964 Winter 31 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 16 2-52:22.3 32:35 1 1-18:25 1 1-54:03 1