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Teuvo Laukkanen

Full name: Teuvo Johannes Laukkanen
Nickname(s): Teppa
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (176 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: July 16, 1919 in Pielavesi, Pohjois-Savo, Finland
Died: May 14, 2011 in Pielavesi, Pohjois-Savo, Finland
Affiliations: Kuopion Poliisi-Urheilijat, Kuopio (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Teuvo Laukkanen’s first big accomplishment as a cross-country skier was a victory in the 30 km at Ounasvaara in 1943. Laukkanen won the 18 km at the 1944 Lahti Ski Games and won his only two Finnish titles in 1945 – in the 30 km and relay. He also won two silvers and three bronzes at the Finnish Championships. In 1948, at his only international tournament, Laukkanen was eighth in the 18 km and won a silver as a member of the Finnish relay team. By profession Laukkanen was a police sergeant.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres Finland FIN 8
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Finland FIN 2 Silver

Men's 18 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 8 1-18:51 24:44 9 53:57 8

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Finland FIN Final Standings 2 38:16 1-16:27 2