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August Kiuru

Full name: August Kiuru
Nickname(s): Aukusti, Aku
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: July 12, 1922 in Gromovo, Leningrad, Russia
Died: February 23, 2009 in Hartola, Päijät-Häme, Finland
Affiliations: Imatran Jyske, Imatra (FIN) / Lahden Hiihtoseura, Lahti (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

August Kiuru made his international début at the 1948 Olympic Winter Games, where he was seventh in the 18 km and won a silver as a member of the Finnish relay team. At the 1950 World Championships Kiuru was fourth in the 18 km and won bronze in the relay. Kiuru missed the 1952 Winter Olympics, but was back in the international arena at the 1954 World Championships, where he won bronze at 15 km and gold in the relay. Kiuru made his last international appearance at the 1956 Olympic Winter Games, where he was 21st in the 30 km and won his second Olympic silver in the relay. Kiuru also won three Finnish titles, in 1946, 1948 and 1950, all over 30 km. After finishing his competitive career, Kiuru was a member of the Finnish national cross-country team’s maintenance personnel from 1958 to 2005. Kiuru also worked as a ski developer and production manager with Järvinen, Karhu and Peltonen ski factories.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres Finland FIN 7
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Finland FIN 2 Silver
1956 Winter 33 Cortina d'Ampezzo Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Finland FIN 21
1956 Winter 33 Cortina d'Ampezzo Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Finland FIN 2 Silver

Men's 18 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 7 1-18:25 24:41 7 53:27 5

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1956 Winter 33 Cortina d'Ampezzo Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 21 1-51:56 34:30 16 1-12:35 17

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Finland FIN Final Standings 2 44:09 2-41:06 2
1956 Winter 33 Cortina d'Ampezzo Cross Country Skiing Finland FIN Final Standings 2 34:56 34:56 2
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