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Arto Koivisto

Full name: Arto Ilmari Koivisto
Gender: Male
Height: 15-4 (184 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: December 7, 1947 in Isojoki, Etelä-Pohjanmaa, Finland
Affiliations: Isojoen Urheilijat, Isojoki (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Arto Koivisto made his international début at the 1974 World Championships, but with little success, placing only 20th in the 15 km. But the winter of 1976 was kind to Koivisto, as he won a gold in the relay, bronze in the 15 km, was eighth in the 30 km and tenth in the 50 km at the Winter Olympics, won the 15 km at the Holmenkollen Ski Festival, and also won a silver at the 1975-76 World Cup, behind teammate Juha Mieto. Koivisto also competed at the 1978 and 1982 World Championships, finishing back in the field. Domestically Koivisto won two Finnish titles, in 1974 in the 50 km and in 1982 in the 15 km.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 28 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Finland FIN 3 Bronze
1976 Winter 28 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Finland FIN 8
1976 Winter 28 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Finland FIN 10
1976 Winter 28 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Finland FIN 1 Gold

Men's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1976 Winter 28 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 3 44:19.25 21:17.19 1 32:19.68 2

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1976 Winter 28 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 8 1-32:23.11 31:21.84 3 1-03:07.24 9

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1976 Winter 28 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 10 2-43:44.79 47:10.82 14 1-19:56.23 21 2-10:25.32 17

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1976 Winter 28 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Finland FIN Final Standings 1 30:16.20 2-07:59.72 1
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