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Wäinö Korhonen

Full name: Wäinö Kalevi Korhonen
Nickname(s): Wäiski
Gender: Male
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: December 21, 1926 in Svetogorsk, Leningrad, Russia
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Fencing, Modern Pentathlon

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

The 1956 Olympics were the best international tournament for Wäinö Korhonen, as he won bronzes in both the individual and team competitions. His other international medals were silvers at the 1957 and 1956 and bronze at the 1958 World Championships, all three coming in team competition. His best individual finish at the World Championships was fourth in 1957. Domestically Korhonen was Finnish champion twice in 1954-55, winning silvers in 1957 and 1962 and bronzes in 1951, 1959, 1961, 1964 and 1967. Korhonen also won Finnish championships medals in fencing, swimming and water polo and was selected as the best Finnish modern pentathlete of the year in 1954, 1957 and 1962.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual Finland FIN 3 Bronze
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Men's Team Finland FIN 3 Bronze
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Fencing Men's Épée, Individual Finland FIN 6 p1 r1/4

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T TP OP W S
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Finland Final Standings 3 4,750.0
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Finland Riding 9 885.0 9:58 1,005.0 120
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Finland Fencing 2 963.0 25
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Finland Shooting 5T 880.0 189
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Finland Swimming 16 905.0 4:19.5
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Finland Running 12 1,117.0 14:21.0

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP AIP IP
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Finland FIN Final Standings 3 13,185.5 4,750.0
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Finland FIN Riding 2 2,512.5 885.0
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Finland FIN Fencing 4T 2,008.0 963.0
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Finland FIN Shooting 4 2,520.0 880.0
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Finland FIN Swimming 3 2,755.0 905.0
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Finland FIN Running 3 3,390.0 1,117.0

Men's Épée, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW TG TR TD
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool One 6 1956-11-30 1 17 20
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool One 2 1956-11-30 Shurtz (USA) 5, Korhonen (FIN) 3 3
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool One 2 1956-11-30 Delaunois (BEL) 5, Korhonen (FIN) 4 4
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool One 2 1956-11-30 Gretsch (LUX) 5, Korhonen (FIN) 1 1
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool One 2 1956-11-30 Asselin (CAN) 5, Korhonen (FIN) 4 4
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool One 1 1956-11-30 Korhonen (FIN) 5, Yanguas (COL) 0 5