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Väinö Kuisma

Full name: Väinö Kuisma
Nickname(s): Vanttu
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 192 lbs (87 kg)
Born: August 7, 1934 in Ozyorskoye, Leningrad, Russia
Died: February 11, 2015 in Kouvola, Kymenlaakso, Finland
Affiliations: Kouvolan Urheilijat, Kouvola (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Born on the Karelian Isthmus, Väinö Kuisma was evacuated from his home in 1939 when he was five years old, at the start of the Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union, and never returned to his home as after World War II the area became a part of the Soviet Union. Kuisma was the top Finnish javelin thrower at the end of 1950s. His best international performance came at the 1960 Olympics, where he finished fourth, losing the bronze medal by only 17 cm to [Gergely Kulcsár]. Kuisma also competed at three European Championships, placing 5th in 1958, 10th in 1962 and 6th in 1966. Domestically Kuisma won Finnish javelin titles in 1958 and 1960 and won two golds at the Police Forces European Championships. During and after his athletics career, Kuisma worked as a police constable in Joensuu, Heinola, Mikkeli and Kouvola.

Personal Best\\: JT – 85.04 (1965).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Finland FIN 4

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Finland Final Round 4 78.40
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Finland Final Round Round One 4 78.40
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Finland Final Round Round Two 4 74,08 78.40
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Finland Final Round Round Three 4 74.45 78.40
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Finland Final Round Round Four 4 67.75 78.40
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Finland Final Round Round Five 4 76.38 78.40
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Finland Final Round Round Six NP 74.69
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Finland Qualifying Round 7 QU 75.93
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group B 3 75.93
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group B Round One 1 75.93
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 2 pass 75.93
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
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