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Göte Wälitalo

Full name: Göte Emil Wälitalo
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: July 18, 1956 in Kiruna, Norrbotten, Sweden
Affiliations: IF Björklöven, Umeå (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Ice Hockey

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Goalie Göte Wälitalo played with two clubs during his career – Kiruna AIF from 1973-80 and IF Björklöven from 1980-88. With Björklöven, Wälitalo won a Swedish title in 1987, was named as the best goaltender of the Swedish championships in 1983 and 1987, and was selected to the Swedish championships all-star team in 1982. A back-up goalie for the Swedish national team in the early 1980s, Wälitalo earned 79 caps. He won Olympic bronze in 1984, was runner-up at the 1984 Canada Cup and won silver at the 1982 and bronze at the 1983 European Championships. He was awarded the Stora Grabbars Märke (Big Boys’ Badge) #118 in ice hockey. After finishing his sporting career, Wälitalo worked as an ice hockey coach with IF Björklöven and the Swedish national junior team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Sweden SWE 3 Bronze

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM S S%
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Standings 3 1984-02-07 0 0 0 51 87.9%
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Group A Match #1 1 1984-02-07 SWE 11, ITA 3 0 0 0 18 85.7%
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Group A Match #9 1T 1984-02-11 SWE 1, FRG 1 0 0 0 31 96.9%
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Group A Match #14 2 1984-02-15 URS 10, SWE 1 0 0 0 2 40.0%