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Veikko Salminen

Full name: Veikko Ilmari Salminen
Nickname(s): Veka
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 69-70 kg
Born: August 12, 1945 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Fencing, Modern Pentathlon

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Veikko Salminen’s biggest accomplishment as a modern pentathlete was probably winning a surprising bronze medal in the team event at the 1972 Olympics. Besides his Olympic appearance, Salminen also competed at the 1970-71, and 1977-78 World Championships, but did not medal in those competitions, his best individual place being 24th in 1971. Domestically Salminen won three Finnish titles in modern pentathlon (1971, 1974 and 1978), while taking silvers in 1970, 1972, 1975 and 1977 and bronze in 1976. Salminen was also a three-time Finnish champion in team épée (1968, 1970, 1972) and a five-time Finnish Champion in 4x200 freestyle relay swimming (1963-1967). By profession, Salminen was a firefighter.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 27 München Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual Finland FIN 17
1972 Summer 27 München Modern Pentathlon Men's Team Finland FIN 3 Bronze
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Fencing Men's Épée, Individual Finland FIN 58T
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Fencing Men's Épée, Team Finland FIN 11T

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T TP AT W S
1972 Summer 27 München Modern Pentathlon Finland Final Standings 17 4,852
1972 Summer 27 München Modern Pentathlon Finland Riding 25 85 2:13.4 0:14 2:27.4
1972 Summer 27 München Modern Pentathlon Finland Fencing 27T 772 29
1972 Summer 27 München Modern Pentathlon Finland Shooting 45T 714 181
1972 Summer 27 München Modern Pentathlon Finland Swimming 2 1,216 3:27.4
1972 Summer 27 München Modern Pentathlon Finland Running 15 1,135 13:30.8

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP AIP
1972 Summer 27 München Modern Pentathlon Finland FIN Final Standings 3 14,812 4,852 4,880
1972 Summer 27 München Modern Pentathlon Finland FIN Riding 6T 3,010 1,015
1972 Summer 27 München Modern Pentathlon Finland FIN Fencing 4 2,580 772 800
1972 Summer 27 München Modern Pentathlon Finland FIN Shooting 3 2,670 714
1972 Summer 27 München Modern Pentathlon Finland FIN Swimming 3 3,300 1,216
1972 Summer 27 München Modern Pentathlon Finland FIN Running 9T 3,252 1,135

Men's Épée, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TG TR TD
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool Four 5 1976-07-22 0 4 8 20
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool Four 2 1976-07-22 Lindner (AUT) 5, Salminen (FIN) 1 1
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool Four 2 1976-07-22 Janikowski (POL) 5, Salminen (FIN) 2 2
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool Four 2 1976-07-22 Benko (AUS) 5, Salminen (FIN) 1 1
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool Four 2 1976-07-22 Ladègaillerie (FRA) 5, Salminen (FIN) 4 4

Men's Épée, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool Two 3 1976-07-28 0 2 5 19
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool Two 2 1976-07-28 HUN 11, FIN 5 5 1
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool Two 1 1976-07-28 Salminen (FIN) 5, Fenyvesi (HUN) 5 5
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool Two 2 1976-07-28 Osztrics (HUN) 5, Salminen (FIN) 3 3
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool Two 2 1976-07-28 Schmitt (HUN) 5, Salminen (FIN) 2 2
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool Two 2 1976-07-28 Erdős (HUN) 5, Salminen (FIN) 1 1
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool Two 2 1976-07-28 FRA 8, FIN 0 0 0
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool Two 2 1976-07-28 Jeanne (FRA) 5, Salminen (FIN) 3 3
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool Two 2 1976-07-28 Ladègaillerie (FRA) 5, Salminen (FIN) 0 0
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool Two NC 1976-07-28 Boisse (FRA) Not contested, Salminen (FIN) Not contested
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool Two NC 1976-07-28 Riboud (FRA) Not contested, Salminen (FIN) Not contested
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