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Barbara Helsingius

Full name: Barbara Christina Elisabeth Helsingius (-Koski)
Nickname(s): Babben
Gender: Female
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 62-64 kg
Born: September 27, 1937 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Died: March 9, 2017
Affiliations: Helsingin Miekkailijat/Helsingfors Fäktare, Helsinki (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Fencing

Biography

Barbara Helsingius competed as a fencer at the 1960 Roma Olympics. She trained as a gym teacher but then did graduate studies in teaching at Stanford. While there she became interested in American folk music and, on her return to Finland, began to sing and record American folk songs, usually translated into Finnish. She and her husband, Hank Koski, a diplomat, lived in Norway. She was a member of Visens Venner and NordVisa in Noway, Visans Vänner in Finland, and Yrkestrubadurernas Forening in Sweden.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Women's Foil, Individual Finland FIN 6 p6 r1/4

Women's Foil, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TD
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool Six 6 1960-08-31 1 4
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool Six 2 1960-08-31 Vicol (ROU) 4, Helsingius (FIN) 3 3
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool Six 2 1960-08-31 Nyári-Kovács (HUN) 4, Helsingius (FIN) 3 3
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool Six 2 1960-08-31 Gorokhova (URS) 4, Helsingius (FIN) 1 1
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool Six 2 1960-08-31 Shaw (ESP) 4, Helsingius (FIN) 1 1
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Finland FIN Round One Pool Six 1 1960-08-31 Helsingius (FIN) 4, Glen-Haig (GBR) 1 4
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