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Ilmari Vesamaa

Full name: Ilmari Vesamaa
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: December 4, 1893 in Artjärvi, Päijät-Häme, Finland
Died: January 24, 1973
Affiliations: Viipurin Reipas, Vyborg (RUS)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Ilmari Vesamaa competed in the 1920 Antwerpen Olympics in four different events. He finished the cross-country run ranked 14th individually and was a non-scoring member of the Finnish team, but he failed to qualify for the final of the 5K and steeplechase. Nationally he won Finnish titles in the 5×2,000 metre relay and the team cross-country event. Vesamaa also competed as a race walker, winning the 1922 Finnish title at 10K. He also set Finnish race walking records for the 3,000 and 5,000 metres.

Personal Bests\: 5000 – 15:32.0 (1921); 3000S – 10:31.5e (1920).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 5,000 metres Finland FIN 5 h4 r1/2
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase Finland FIN 4 h3 r1/2
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Individual Finland FIN 14
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Team Finland FIN 1 Gold

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Athletics Finland Round One Heat Four 5 15:54.4

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Athletics Finland Round One Heat Three 4 10:32.2est 25 m. bh3

Men's Cross-Country, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Athletics Finland Final Standings 14

Men's Cross-Country, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Athletics Finland FIN Final Standings 1 10 14
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