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Hannu Posti

Full name: Hannu Kalevi Posti
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (176 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: January 15, 1926 in Vehkalahti, Hamnia, Kymenlaakso, Finland
Died: June 13, 2012 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Affiliations: Seurat Vuoksenniskan Urjeilijat
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Athletics, Biathlon

Biography

Hannu Posti competed for Finland at the 1952 Summer Olympics in athletics, and at the 1964 Winter Olympics in biathlon. In athletics he was fifth at the 1950 Europeans in the 5,000, and 14th in that event in 1954. He won nine Finnish titles, two at 5K, four at 10K, and three in cross-country, and competed for Finland in 18 duals from 1950-57. In the biathlon he won a silver at the 1963 World Championships. Posti later became a coach, leading Tapio Kantanen to a 1972 Olympic steeplechase bronze medal, and coached with the Finnish Federation for several decades.

Personal Bests: 1,500 – 3:54.8 (1950); 3,000 – 8:14.8 (1952); 5,000 – 14:11.8 (1957); 10,000 – 29:49.8 (1953).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Men's 10,000 metres Finland FIN 4
1964 Winter 38 Innsbruck Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Finland FIN 8

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT M ST SR S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R S3M S3T S3R S4M S4T S4R
1964 Winter 38 Innsbruck Biathlon Finland Final Standings 8 1-27:16.5 1 1-25:16.5 21 1 26:56 21 0 45:52 14 0 51:45 11 0 1-13:45 8

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Finland Final Standings 4 29:51.4