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Antti Kasvio

Full name: Antti Alexander Kasvio
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 75-80 kg
Born: December 20, 1973 in Espoo, Uusimaa, Finland
Affiliations: Laaksolahden Viri, Espoo (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Son of Ulla Patrikka; Son of Matti Kasvio.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Antti Kasvio was born into a sporting family, as both his father Matti and mother Ulla represented Finland in swimming at the Olympics. Kasvio rose to prominence at the 1990 European Junior Championships, where he won both the 100 and 200 metre freestyle events. At the 1992 Olympics Kasvio became the second Finnish swimmer, after Arvo Aaltonen in 1920, to win an Olympic medal, by capturing a surprise bronze in the 200 free behind Yevgeny Sadovy and Anders Holmertz. He also won the B-final in the 400 free. At the 1993 European Championships Kasvio won both the 200 and 400 metre freestyle titles and, at the 1994 World Championships, he won a gold in the 200 freestyle and silver in the 400 freestyle. Kasvio last medaled at a major international championship in 1995, when he won bronze in the 200 free at the European Championships. Kasvio competed at the 1996 Olympics and retired from swimming in 1999. Domestically Kasvio won 47 individual Finnish titles and 36 relay titles between 1988 and 1998, played water polo at the Finnish Championships and belonged to the Finnish national water polo team in 1999.

Personal Best: 100 m freestyle – 51.26 (1994); 200 m freestyle – 1:47.11 (1993); 400 m freestyle – 3:47.81 (1993); 800 m freestyle – 8:10.57 (1993); 1,500 m freestyle – 15:24.69 (1993)

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Men's 200 metres Freestyle Finland FIN 3 Bronze
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Finland FIN 9
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Finland FIN 12
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Finland FIN 20
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Swimming Men's 200 metres Freestyle Finland FIN 18 QC
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Finland FIN 12

Men's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Finland Final 3 1:47.63
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Finland Round One Heat Eight 1 QU 1:48.31
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Swimming Finland Round One Heat Six 4 QC 1:50.55

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Finland B Final 1 3:50.06
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Finland Round One Heat Four 2 QC 3:51.74

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Swimming Finland FIN Round One Heat Two 5 3:22.99 50.42 1:40.46

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Finland FIN Round One Heat One 4 7:28.71 1:48.97 7:28.71

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Finland FIN Round One Heat Two 7 4:06.18 50.90 4:06.18
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