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Eero Kolehmainen

Full name: Eero Johannes Kolehmainen
Nickname(s): Hämyrtsaaren isäntä, Anttolan isäntä
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7 (171 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: March 24, 1918 in Anttola, Mikkeli, Etelä-Savo, Finland
Died: December 7, 2013 in Mikkeli, Etelä-Savo, Finland
Affiliations: Anttolan Urheilijat, Anttola (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Although known as a long-distance skier, Eero Kolehmainen’s first biggest accomplishment was an 18 km victory at Holmenkollen in 1950. At the 1952 Olympic Winter Games he won a silver in the 50 km, behind the great Veikko Hakulinen, in his only start at that Olympics. At the 1954 World Championships Kolehmainen again started only in the 50 km and was 11th. At the 1956 Winter Olympics he placed fourth at 50 km, while at the 1958 World Championships he was fifth in the 50 km. Kolehmainen also won the 50 km at the Lahti Ski Games in 1956 and 1957 and in 1959 won his only Finnish Championship, again over 50 km. By profession Kolehmainen was a farmer.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 33 Oslo Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Finland FIN 2 Silver
1956 Winter 37 Cortina d'Ampezzo Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Finland FIN 4

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R I5T I5R
1952 Winter 33 Oslo Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 2 3-38:11 51:30 10 2-05:40 4 3-02:50 3
1956 Winter 37 Cortina d'Ampezzo Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 4 2-56:17 34:19 5 1-09:04 5 1-25:55 5 1-48:09 5 2-19:03 5
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