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Urho Peltonen

Full name: Urho Pellervo Peltonen
Nickname(s): Kalkki-Petteri
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: January 15, 1893 in Nurmes, Pohjois-Karjala, Finland
Died: May 4, 1950 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Affiliations: Tampeeren SLU/Helsingin Kisa-Veikot/Tampereen Pyrintö
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

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Biography

Urho Peltonen took part in three Olympics starting in 1912, where he won the bronze medal in the both hands javelin, and placed ninth in the "normal" javelin. In 1920 Peltonen won the silver medal, finishing seventh in 1924. At the Finnish Championships he won twice in the javelin with the best arm and five times with both hands. In 1913 he set a world record of 109.93 m (57.96 + 51.97) in the both hands javelin. He later became an official with the International Association of Athletics Federations and wrote Olympialaiskisat Los Angelesissa 1932 about the Los Angeles Olympics.

Personal Best\: JT – 64.35 (1916).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Finland FIN 9
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Athletics Men's Javelin Throw, Both Hands Finland FIN 3 Bronze
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Finland FIN 2 Silver OR
1924 Summer 31 Paris Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Finland FIN 7

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Athletics Finland Final Standings 9 49.20
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Athletics Finland Qualifying Round 9 49.20
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group A 4 49.20
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group A Round One 4 49.20
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 4 foul
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP foul
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Athletics Finland Final Standings 2 OR 63.605
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Athletics Finland Final Round 2 OR 63.605
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Athletics Finland Qualifying Round 1 QU/OR 63.605
1924 Summer 31 Paris Athletics Finland Final Standings 7 55.66
1924 Summer 31 Paris Athletics Finland Qualifying Round 7 55.67
1924 Summer 31 Paris Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group B 3 55.67

Men's Javelin Throw, Both Hands

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank TD RHD LHD
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Athletics Finland Final Standings 3 100.24 53.58 46.66
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Athletics Finland Qualifying Round NP 100.24 53.58 46.66
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group B 1 100.24 53.58 46.66
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group B Round One NP foul 46,30
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group B Round Two NP 53.22 46.63
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Athletics Finland Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 53,58 46,66
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