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Yrjö Lindegren

Full name: Yrjö Lorenz Lindegren
Gender: Male
Born: August 13, 1900 in Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland
Died: November 11, 1952 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Finnish architect Yrjö Lindegren won the gold medal in the Art Competitions at the 1948 London Olympics in the category Design For Town Planning with his Model for “The Centre of Athletics in Varkaus”. He studied at the Technical University of Helsinki and founded his own architecture studio. Lindgren designed the Olympic Stadium of Helsinki for the Olympic Games in 1940 together with Toivo Jäntti. Although the Games were not held due to World War II, the stadium was built in 1938, and was eventually used for the 1952 Olympics. In 1937 Lindegren won the Grand Prix for architecture at the World’s Fair in Paris. In the mid-1940s, he worked together with Alvar Aalto and Viljo Revell, making several community plans for post-World War II Finland. Lindegren died shortly after the Helsinki Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 47 London Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning Finland FIN 1 Gold

Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 47 London Art Competitions Finland Final Standings 1 Model for "The Centre of Athletics in Varkaus"
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