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Urho Karhumäki

Full name: Urho Johannes Karhumäki
Other name(s): Jussi Haukka, Nalle and Tavi Ylämaa
Gender: Male
Born: June 7, 1891 in Multia, Keski-Suomi, Finland
Died: February 26, 1947 in Vihti, Uusimaa, Finland
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Finnish writer Urho Karhumäki was first educated as a school teacher until 1913 and then worked as an artist. He later wrote Yrjö, the Runner, which was published in 1937 in German. He wrote mostly novels and children's books, but also some plays and short stories. In 1938 he was appointed director of the Literature Association Nuoren Voiman Liitto, which published many books by aspiring writers.

Karhumäki used several pseudonyms\: Jussi Haukka, Nalle, and Tavi Ylämaa. His novel Into Free Water was honored with the gold medal at the 1936 Nazi Olympic Games in the category Literature, Epic Works.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 45 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Literature, Epic Works Finland FIN 1 Gold

Mixed Literature, Epic Works

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 45 Berlin Art Competitions Finland Final Standings 1 Into Free Water
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