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Veikko Huhtanen

Full name: Veikko Aarne Aleks Huhtanen
Nickname(s): Veke
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (176 cm)
Born: June 5, 1919 in Vyborg, Leningrad, Russia
Died: January 29, 1976 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (5 Total)

Biography

Without the doubt, the highlight of Veikko Huhtanen's career was the 1948 Olympics. He was the most successful gymnast of those games with five medals, winning golds in individual all-around, in pommelled horse and in team event, silver in parallel bars and bronze in horizontal bar. At the World Championships, Huhtanen won only two silvers – in horizontal bar and in team event – both in 1950. Domestically, Huhtanen was also not as successful, winning only one individual Finnish title in horizontal bar in 1948 and three team titles (1939, 1941, 1945). He also won Finnish Championship silvers in individual all-around and parallel bars in 1948 and bronzes on vault (1948) and in individual all-around (1949-50). Huhtanen retired after he was not selected to the 1952 Finnish Olympic team and later worked as a machine operator in the factory and also acted as a gymnastics referee.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Finland FIN 1 Gold
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Finland FIN 1 Gold
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Finland FIN 34T
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Finland FIN 6
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Finland FIN 2 Silver
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Finland FIN 3 Bronze
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Men's Rings Finland FIN 11T
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Finland FIN 1T Gold

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 1 229.70 114.50 115.20

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Finland FIN Final Standings 1 229.70

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 34T 36.30 17.80 18.50

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 6 38.40 19.50 18.90

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 2 39.30 19.70 19.60

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 3 39.20 19.60 19.60

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 11T 37.80 18.70 19.10

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 1T 38.70 19.20 19.50