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Esko Karhunen

Full name: Esko Ensio Karhunen
Nickname(s): Emmu, Sir Emal
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Born: January 4, 1928 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Died: March 8, 2016 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Affiliations: Pantterit, Helsinki (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Basketball

Biography

Esko Karhunen played his entire career from 1944-60 with Helsinkin Pantterit. With them Karhunen won a record of 13 Finnish titles (1944-45, 1948-57, 1959). He was capped eight times with the Finnish national team between 1950-52, representing his country at the 1950 World Championships and 1952 Olympics. After finishing his playing career, Karhunen was a long-time chairman of Pantterit and was also a manager of the Finnish national team in the 1970s and 1980s. From 1971-2000 Karhunen organized Emal Cup, an annual basketball tournament, and in the 1990s brought the Harlem Globetrotters to Finland. Outside of sports, Karhunen was a real estate agent who ran his own real estate firm from 1972 until his retirement in 1995.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Basketball Men's Basketball Finland FIN 13T

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Basketball Finland FIN Group B Match #2 2 1952-07-25 MEX 66, FIN 48 0
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Basketball Finland FIN Group B Match #4 2 1952-07-25 URS 47, FIN 35 3
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Basketball Finland FIN Group B Match #5 2 1952-07-27 BUL 65, FIN 64 0
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