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Helge Vasenius

Full name: Helge Allan Arthur Vasenius (-Wasenius)
Nickname(s): Hemppa
Gender: Male
Born: February 23, 1927 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Died: January 27, 2008 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Affiliations: Härveli, Helsinki (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Diving

Biography

Helge Vasenius took up diving in 1934, when he was 7-years-old and had a very long diving career, competing until the 1980s, when he was well over 50. Internationally Vasenius competed at three major tournaments – the 1952 Olympics, finishing 14th on springboard; the 1954 European Championships, placing 7th on springboard; and the 1956 Olympics, where he was 15th on springboard and 16th on platform. Vasenius won six Nordic Championships, the last ones in 1974 and 1980. He also won 36 Finnish titles, the last two of them in 1974. Outside of sports, Vasenius worked for more than 40 years, from 1949-90, with Veikkaus Oy, the Finnish national betting agency, as a chauffeur, purchasing agent and janitor.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Diving Men's Springboard Finland FIN 14
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Diving Men's Springboard Finland FIN 15
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Diving Men's Platform Finland FIN 16

Men's Springboard

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS DP SP
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Diving Finland Final Standings 14 65.41
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Diving Finland Qualifying 14 65.41
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Diving Finland Qualifying Dive #1 21T 10.20
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Diving Finland Qualifying Dive #2 25T 8.84
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Diving Finland Qualifying Dive #3 17T 11.21
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Diving Finland Qualifying Dive #4 23 8.10
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Diving Finland Qualifying Dive #5 14 12.80
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Diving Finland Qualifying Dive #6 6 14.26
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Diving Finland Final Standings 15 73.82
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Diving Finland Qualifying 15 73.82
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Diving Finland Qualifying Dive #1 1 14.74
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Diving Finland Qualifying Dive #2 1 13.86
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Diving Finland Qualifying Dive #3 23 8.40
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Diving Finland Qualifying Dive #4 24 10.03
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Diving Finland Qualifying Dive #5 18 11.97
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Diving Finland Qualifying Dive #6 13T 14.82

Men's Platform

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS DP SP
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Diving Finland Final Standings 16 66.63
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Diving Finland Qualifying 16 66.63
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Diving Finland Qualifying Dive #1 12 10.24
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Diving Finland Qualifying Dive #2 18 9.18
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Diving Finland Qualifying Dive #3 7 12.19
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Diving Finland Qualifying Dive #4 7 13.30
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Diving Finland Qualifying Dive #5 7T 12.60
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Diving Finland Qualifying Dive #6 21 9.12
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