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Paavo Lonkila

Full name: Paavo Olavi Lonkila (Lång-)
Nickname(s): Lonki-Pasi
Gender: Male
Height: 5-1.5 (157 cm)
Weight: 53-54 kg
Born: January 11, 1923 in Kiuruvesi, Pohjois-Savo, Finland
Affiliations: Kiuruveden Jänne, Kiuruvesi (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Paavo Lonkila never won a Finnish Championship, but won two silvers (1949, 1950) and two bronzes (1952, 1955) at the Finnish Championships, all in 18 km. Lonkila made his international début at the 1950 World Championships, where he was fifth at 18 km and won a silver as a member of the Finnish relay team. In 1951 Lonkila won the 18 km at Holmenkollen. At the 1952 Olympic Games Lonkila won a bronze, 11 seconds behind his teammate Tapio Mäkelä in the 18 km, and was a member of the gold medal winning Finnish relay team. After his competitive career ended Lonkila was a farmer.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 29 Oslo Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres Finland FIN 3 Bronze
1952 Winter 29 Oslo Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Finland FIN 1 Gold

Men's 18 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R
1952 Winter 29 Oslo Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 3 1-02:20 27:00 =2

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1952 Winter 29 Oslo Cross Country Skiing Finland FIN Final Standings 1 35:22 1-10:23 1
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