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Vilho Ylönen

Full name: Vilho Ilmari Ylönen
Gender: Male
Height: 5'7" (169 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: May 31, 1918 in Hankasalmi, Keski-Suomi, Finland
Died: March 8, 2000 in Konnevesi, Keski-Suomi, Finland
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Sergeant Vilho Ylönen débuted at the Olympic Games in the winter of 1948, when he took part in the military ski patrol demonstration event and finished second with the Finnish team. Although a decent skier, who regularly competed in biathlon, Ylönen found his fame in sport shooting. As a sport shooter, Ylönen competed at four consecutive Olympics, starting in 1952 and won the small-bore rifle, three positions silver in 1952 and free rifle, three positions bronze in 1956.

Ylönen won four shooting World titles, as follows\: 1952 free rifle, kneeling; 1958 free rifle, three positions; 1958 small-bore rifle, kneeling; and 1949 small-bore rifle, three positions team. He also won four World Championship silvers, one in 1952, and three in 1958; and six World Championship bronzes – three in 1954, two in 1958 and one in 1962. At the European Championships, Ylönen was less successful, winning only one title (free rifle, prone in 1955), but adding six silvers and two bronzes. Ylönen was also a three-time Nordic champion and 44 times a Finnish champion.

By profession, Ylönen was a career soldier, serving as a non-commissioned officer at the Finnish Air Force base in Tikkakoski. After retiring from the Air Force, Ylönen worked as a factory representative with Tikkakoski Arms Factory.

Results

Men's Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS SP KP PP R1P R2P R3P R4P
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 1,107 351 377 379
1956 Summer 38 Melbourne Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 1,128 359 382 387
1956 Summer 38 Melbourne Shooting Finland FIN Prone 387 96 97 96 98
1956 Summer 38 Melbourne Shooting Finland FIN Kneeling 382 96 96 97 93
1956 Summer 38 Melbourne Shooting Finland FIN Standing 359 87 91 92 89
1960 Summer 42 Roma Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 1,126
1960 Summer 42 Roma Shooting Finland FIN Final Round 1,126 356 381 389
1960 Summer 42 Roma Shooting Finland FIN Group Two 566 179 192 195

Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS CH SP KP PP R1P R2P R3P R4P
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 1,164 49 373 394 397
1956 Summer 38 Melbourne Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 1,161 381 386 394
1956 Summer 38 Melbourne Shooting Finland FIN Prone 394 99 97 99 99
1956 Summer 38 Melbourne Shooting Finland FIN Kneeling 386 96 98 96 96
1956 Summer 38 Melbourne Shooting Finland FIN Standing 381 95 97 92 97
1964 Summer 46 Tokyo Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 1,136 362 386 388
1964 Summer 46 Tokyo Shooting Finland FIN Prone 388 96 98 97 97
1964 Summer 46 Tokyo Shooting Finland FIN Kneeling 386 97 96 96 97
1964 Summer 46 Tokyo Shooting Finland FIN Standing 362 89 90 88 95

Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS CH R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 397 24 100 100 99 98
1956 Summer 38 Melbourne Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 596 100 100 98 100 99 99
1960 Summer 42 Roma Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 582
1960 Summer 42 Roma Shooting Finland FIN Final Round 582 95 96 100 96 98 97
1960 Summer 42 Roma Shooting Finland FIN Qualifying Round Group One 383 94 95 97 97
1964 Summer 46 Tokyo Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 585 97 96 95 99 100 98