Full name: Keijo Olavi KoivumÃ¤ki
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: November 4, 1926 in SeinÃ¤joki, EtelÃ¤-Pohjanmaa, Finland
Related Olympians: Brother of Eero KoivumÃ¤ki.
Keijo KoivumÃ¤ki competed most of his career with his older brother [Eero] and together they became the top Finnish double scullers at the start of 1950s. But their only international appearance at the 1952 Olympics, held at their homeground in Helsinki was not so successful, as they were last at both their round one heat and round one repÃªchage and did not advance to the semi-finals. Eero and Keijo KoivumÃ¤ki were Finnish double sculls champions 1952-54, coxless pairs champions in 1950 and coxed eights champions in 1947-48. After finishing his sporting career, Keijo KoivumÃ¤ki became a well known Finnish sports and government official. He was the general secretary of the Finnish Rowing Federation from 1955-57 and 1960-66 and was treasurer of the Finnish Rowing Federation from 1948-51 and again beginning in 2001. He was also chief editor of Airo Lehti, a monthly Finnish rowing magazine, in 1960. From 1969-71 and 1979-81 KoivumÃ¤ki was general secretary of Nordic Post and Telegraph Agency and from 1966-89 was general secretary of Finnish Post and Telegraph Agency. From 1975-80 he was a member of the board of directors of Finnish Ministries and Central Agencies Sportâs Association. He has received the Finnish Rowing Federation Golden Badge in 1980, the Finnish Sports silver Cross of Merit in 1981, the Order of the Lion of Finland Cross of Merit in 1983, and the Finnish Post and Telegraph Agency Golden Badge in 1986.
|1952 Summer||25||Helsinki||Rowing||Men's Double Sculls||Finland||FIN||4 h2 r2/5|
|1952 Summer||25||Helsinki||Rowing||Finland||FIN||Eero KoivumÃ¤ki||Round One RepÃªchage||Heat Two||7:12.0|
|1952 Summer||25||Helsinki||Rowing||Finland||FIN||Eero KoivumÃ¤ki||Round One||Heat Two||7:19.5|