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Matti Sippala

Full name: Matti Kalervo Sippala
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: March 11, 1908 in Hollola, Päijät-Häme, Finland
Died: August 22, 1997 in Hevossaari, Kotka, Kymenlaakso, Finland
Affiliations: Lahden Urheilijat, Lahti (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Matti Sippala was nicknamed “Adonis Hollola” after his birthplace. He was runner-up in the javelin behind Matti Järvinen at the 1934 European Championships, as he had been in 1932. He was also one of the best Finnish athletes in combined events, winning his only Finnish championships in the pentathlon in 1931 and 1935-36 and placing second in the 1930 decathlon. His best placements in javelin at the Finnish championships were silvers behind Järvinen in 1934 and 1935. After his competitive career, Sippila worked as a farmer and manager in the southern Finnish town of Kotka, where he spent most of his life.

Personal Best\: JT – 70.54 (1934).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Finland FIN 2 Silver

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BM
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Finland Final Standings 2 69.80
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Finland Final Round Round One 3 68.14
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Finland Final Round Round Two 3 63.18 68.14
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Finland Final Round Round Three 3 66.53 68.14
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Finland Final Round Round Four 3 62.98 68.14
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Finland Final Round Round Five 4 61.22 68.14
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Finland Final Round Round Six NP 69.80
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