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Raili Tuominen-Hämäläinen

Full name: Raili Marjatta Tuominen-Hämäläinen
Nickname(s): Riku
Gender: Female
Height: 5-2.5 (159 cm)
Weight: 52-53 kg
Born: October 13, 1932 in Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland
Died: March 18, 2014 in Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland
Affiliations: Tampereen Voimistelijat, Tampere (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Gymnastics

Biography

Raili Tuominen (later Hämäläinen) took up gymnastics in 1948 and was one of the best Finnish female gymnasts of the 1950s. During her career, which lasted until 1960, Tuominen-Hämäläinen competed at the 1952 and 1960 Olympics and the 1954 World Championships, her best individual finish at those competitions a 20th place on balance beam at the 1952 Olympics. She also won eight individual Finnish titles between 1951 and 1953 and won team all-around and floor exercise silvers at the 1959 Nordic Championships.

Tuominen-Hämäläinen finished her sporting career after the 1960 Olympics and from 1960-92 worked as an international gymnastics judge, officiating at seven World Championship and eight European Championship tournaments. Beginning in 1989, Tuominen-Hämäläinen has been a member of the European Union of Gymnastics Technical Committee. Since 1996 she also worked as a trainer of international gymnastics judges and from 1996-2005 was a member of the Working Group for Euroteam, an European club team event in general gymnastics. She also worked out all the draws of the TeamGym Code of Point and wrote and translated into Finnish numerous textbooks about gymnastics. Tuominen-Hämäläinen was also a board member of the Finnish Gymnastics Federation and Tampereen Voimistelijat and received the Grand Cross of Merit of Finnish Sports in 1996, the Finnish Pro Urheilu Sports Award in 2009, and the European Union of Gymnastics silver medal in 1996.

Results

Women's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 51 70.08 34.79 35.29
1960 Summer 27 Roma Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 90 66.630 32.599 34.031

Women's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank IP
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Gymnastics Finland FIN Final Standings 13 70.08
1960 Summer 27 Roma Gymnastics Finland FIN Final Standings 13

Women's Team Portable Apparatus

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Gymnastics Finland FIN Final Standings 5

Women's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 36 17.92 9.16 8.76
1960 Summer 27 Roma Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 84T QR
1960 Summer 27 Roma Gymnastics Finland Qualifying 84T 17.466 8.633 8.833

Women's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 83 17.43 8.60 8.83
1960 Summer 27 Roma Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 90 QR
1960 Summer 27 Roma Gymnastics Finland Qualifying 90 16.332 7.966 8.366

Women's Uneven Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 91 16.53 7.93 8.60
1960 Summer 27 Roma Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 91T QR
1960 Summer 27 Roma Gymnastics Finland Qualifying 91T 16.966 8.000 8.966

Women's Balance Beam

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 20 18.20 9.10 9.10
1960 Summer 27 Roma Gymnastics Finland Final Standings 91T QR
1960 Summer 27 Roma Gymnastics Finland Qualifying 91T 15.866 8.000 7.866
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