Full name: Eero Eemeli Koivumäki
Height: 5'11" (181 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: June 20, 1924 in Riihimäki, Kanta-Häme, Finland
Died: October 12, 2013 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Related Olympians: Brother of Keijo Koivumäki.
Eero Koivumäki competed most of his career with his younger brother Keijo and together they became the top Finnish double scullers at the start of 1950s. But their only international appearance at the 1952 Olympics, held at their homeground in Helsinki was not so successful, as they were last in both their round one heat and round one repêchage and did not advance to the semi-finals. Eero and Keijo Koivumäki were Finnish double sculls champions 1952-54, coxless pairs champions in 1950 and coxed eights champions in 1947-48. In addition Eero was Finnish champion in singles from 1948-51 and won bronzes at the 1948 and 1950 Nordic Championships with the Finnish eights. After finishing his sporting career, Eero Koivumäki worked as a rowing coach and judge. He was head coach of the Finnish national rowing team from 1963-68 and also acted as a team leader for Finnish teams at the 1963 and 1964 European Championships. He acted as the judge at the 1966 European Championships, was a board member of the Finnish Rowing Federation in the 1960s and 70s, and from 1955-56 was also the chief editor of Airo Lehti, a monthly Finnish rowing magazine.
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