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Eino Rastas

Full name: Eino Rastas
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: July 17, 1894 in Valkeala, Kouvola, Kymenlaakso, Finland
Died: January 7, 1964 in Kuusankoski, Kouvola, Kymenlaakso, Finland
Affiliations: Valkealan Roima/Selänpään Jäykät
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

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Biography

Eino Rastas was born in the small village of Selänpää in the Valkeala municipality. He competed in three Olympic Games from 1920 through 1928. In Antwerpen he placed 18th in the individual cross-country but was a non-scoring member of the Finnish team, which won the gold medal. In Paris Rastas had to retire from the race, when the Finnish team repeated the victory. His only appearance in Amsterdam was in the marathon, placing 14th. At home he was more successful, winning three Finnish Championships\: the 1917 and 1922 10,000 metres, and the 1922 5,000 metres. In the same events he had another six podium places at Finnish Championships. Rastas worked for the railway as senior conductor.

Personal Bests\: 5000 – 15:00.6 (1926); Mar – 2-40:40 (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Individual Finland FIN 18
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Team Finland FIN 1 Gold
1924 Summer 29 Paris Athletics Men's 5,000 metres Finland FIN 11
1924 Summer 29 Paris Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Individual Finland FIN AC DNF
1924 Summer 29 Paris Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Team Finland FIN 1 Gold
1928 Summer 33 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Marathon Finland FIN 14

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Summer 29 Paris Athletics Finland Final 11
1924 Summer 29 Paris Athletics Finland Round One Heat One 1 QU 15:22.2

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 33 Amsterdam Athletics Finland Final Standings 14 2-43:08

Men's Cross-Country, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Athletics Finland Final Standings 18
1924 Summer 29 Paris Athletics Finland Final Standings AC DNF

Men's Cross-Country, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Athletics Finland FIN Final Standings 1 10 18
1924 Summer 29 Paris Athletics Finland FIN Final Standings 1 11 DNF
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