Full name: Urho Johannes Karhumäki
Other name(s): Jussi Haukka, Nalle and Tavi Ylämaa
Born: June 7, 1891 in Multia, Keski-Suomi, Finland
Died: February 26, 1947 in Vihti, Uusimaa, Finland
Sport: Art Competitions
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Finnish writer Urho Karhumäki was first educated as a school teacher until 1913 and then worked as an artist. He later wrote Yrjö, the Runner, which was published in 1937 in German. He wrote mostly novels and children's books, but also some plays and short stories. In 1938 he was appointed director of the Literature Association Nuoren Voiman Liitto, which published many books by aspiring writers.
Karhumäki used several pseudonyms\: Jussi Haukka, Nalle, and Tavi Ylämaa. His novel Into Free Water was honored with the gold medal at the 1936 Nazi Olympic Games in the category Literature, Epic Works.
|1936 Summer||45||Berlin||Art Competitions||Mixed Literature, Epic Works||Finland||FIN||1||Gold|
|1936 Summer||45||Berlin||Art Competitions||Finland||Final Standings||1||Into Free Water|