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Martti Huhtala

Full name: Martti Elias Huhtala
Nickname(s): Roope
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: November 12, 1918 in Rovaniemi, Lappi, Finland
Died: October 25, 2005 in Rovaniemi, Lappi, Finland
Affiliations: Ounasvaaran Hiihtoseura, Rovaniemi (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Cross Country Skiing, Nordic Combined

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Martti Huhtala won his first medal – a bronze – at the 1943 Finnish Championships in Nordic combined. He would later win a silver in 1947 and gold in 1948 in Nordic combined at the Finnish Championships. In 1945 he recorded his only victory in Nordic combined at the Lahti Ski Games. Huhtala made his international début at the 1948 Olympic Winter Games, where he won silver behind fellow teammate Heikki Hasu in Nordic combined and was tenth in the 18 km cross-country. Huhtala made his last international appearance at the 1950 World Championships, where he was seventh in Nordic combined and 20th in the 18 km cross-country. By profession Huhtala was a soldier, who eventually rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He also was the president of Ounasvaaran Hiihtoseura from 1955-56 and 1968-71 and later worked as a bank manager.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 29 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres Finland FIN 10
1948 Winter 29 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Men's Individual Finland FIN 2 Silver

Men's 18 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1948 Winter 29 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 10 1-19:28 24:49 10 54:36 9

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T D
1948 Winter 29 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Finland Final Standings 2 433.65
1948 Winter 29 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Finland Cross Country Skiing, 18 kilometres 2 224.15 1-19:28
1948 Winter 29 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Finland Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 6 209.5
1948 Winter 29 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Finland Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 AC 62.0
1948 Winter 29 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Finland Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 AC 61.0
1948 Winter 29 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Finland Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 3 AC 61.5
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