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Heikki Savolainen

Full name: Heikki Ilmari Savolainen
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 62-66 kg
Born: September 28, 1907 in Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala, Finland
Died: November 29, 1997 in Kajaani, Kainuu, Finland
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 6 Bronze (9 Total)

Biography

Heikki Savolainen had a very long career as a gymnast. He competed in five Olympics and won at least one medal in every Olympics he participated. Savolainen made his international début at the 1928 Olympics, where he won bronze on pommelled horse. In 1932, Savolainen won a silver on high bar and three bronzes (individual all-around, parallel bars and team event). At the 1936 Olympics, Savolainen won a bronze in the team event, a feat he repeated at the 1952 Olympics. The most successful Olympics for Savolainen were 1948, where he won golds on pommelled horse and in the team event, and was selected to recite the athletes' oath at the Opening Ceremony. At the World Championships, Savolainen was less successful than at the Olympic Games, winning only a team silver in 1950. Domestically, Savolainen won six Finnish individual all-around titles between 1928-37 and 20 Finnish gymnastics titles in all between 1928-50. By profession, Savolainen was a medical doctor. From 1932-37, he also worked for Suomen Urheilulehti (Finnish sports magazine). From 1946-59 he was the vice-president of the Finnish Gymnastics Federation, and from 1946-56 he was the president of Kajaanin Voimistelijat.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Finland FIN 6T
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Finland FIN 5
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Finland FIN 16T
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Finland FIN 17T
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Finland FIN 13
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Rings Finland FIN 12
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Finland FIN 3 Bronze
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Finland FIN 3 Bronze
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Finland FIN 3 Bronze
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Finland FIN 6
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Finland FIN 10
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Finland FIN 3 Bronze
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Finland FIN 2 Silver
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Rings Finland FIN 7
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Finland FIN 7
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Finland FIN 9
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Finland FIN 3 Bronze
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Finland FIN 9
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Finland FIN 38
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Finland FIN 7
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Finland FIN 5
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Rings Finland FIN 8
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Finland FIN 36
1948 Summer 40 London Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Finland FIN 14
1948 Summer 40 London Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Finland FIN 1 Gold
1948 Summer 40 London Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Finland FIN 58
1948 Summer 40 London Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Finland FIN 48T
1948 Summer 40 London Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Finland FIN 6
1948 Summer 40 London Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Finland FIN 29
1948 Summer 40 London Gymnastics Men's Rings Finland FIN 8
1948 Summer 40 London Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Finland FIN 1T Gold
1952 Summer 44 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Finland FIN 29
1952 Summer 44 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Finland FIN 3 Bronze
1952 Summer 44 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Finland FIN 101T
1952 Summer 44 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Finland FIN 102T
1952 Summer 44 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Finland FIN 54T
1952 Summer 44 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Finland FIN 4
1952 Summer 44 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Rings Finland FIN 19T
1952 Summer 44 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Finland FIN 8T

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP C1EP C2EP O1EP O2EP CEP OEP
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 6T 243.750
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 3 134.575
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Gymnastics Finland Horse Vault 15 22.925 27.2 23.8 19.9 20.8
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Gymnastics Finland Parallel Bars 1T 56.8 28.9 27.9
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Gymnastics Finland Horizontal Bar 7 54.5 27.6 26.9
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Gymnastics Finland Rings 5 55.3 27.5 27.8
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Gymnastics Finland Pommelled Horse 3 56.7 29.3 27.4
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 9 108.766 54.433 54.333
1948 Summer 40 London Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 14 223.95 113.05 110.90
1952 Summer 44 Helsinki Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 29 110.45 54.05 56.40

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank IP PTS CP OP
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Finland FIN Final Standings 5 243.750
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Gymnastics Finland FIN Final Standings 3 134.575
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Gymnastics Finland FIN Final Standings 3 108.766 54.433 54.333
1948 Summer 40 London Gymnastics Finland FIN Final Standings 1 223.95
1952 Summer 44 Helsinki Gymnastics Finland FIN Final Standings 3

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 6 26.9
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 9 18.200 9.267 8.933
1948 Summer 40 London Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 58 34.65 17.55 17.10
1952 Summer 44 Helsinki Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 101T 17.05 7.60 9.45

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS 1JP 2JP CEP OEP
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 16T 27.250
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 10 46.6 20.0 26.6
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 38 17.000 8.133 8.867
1948 Summer 40 London Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 48T 36.50 18.50 18.00
1952 Summer 44 Helsinki Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 102T 17.85 8.75 9.10

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS 1EP 2EP CEP OEP
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 17T 51.75
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 3 54.8 27.5 27.3
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 7 18.633 9.133 9.500
1948 Summer 40 London Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 6 38.90 19.20 19.70
1952 Summer 44 Helsinki Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 54T 18.20 9.00 9.20

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS 1EP 2EP CEP OEP
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 13 54.50
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 2 54.2 27.5 26.7
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 5 19.133 9.400 9.733
1948 Summer 40 London Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 29 37.10 19.50 17.60
1952 Summer 44 Helsinki Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 4 19.45 9.75 9.70

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS 1EP 2EP CEP OEP
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 12 53.75
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 7 53.1 26.9 26.2
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 8 18.400 9.233 9.167
1948 Summer 40 London Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 8 38.10 19.00 19.10
1952 Summer 44 Helsinki Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 19T 18.85 9.40 9.45

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS 1EP 2EP CEP OEP
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 3 56.50
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 7 51.0 23.4 27.6
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 36 17.400 9.267 8.133
1948 Summer 40 London Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 1T 38.70 19.30 19.40
1952 Summer 44 Helsinki Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 8T 19.05 9.55 9.50