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Lauri Silvennoinen

Full name: Lauri Johannes Silvennoinen
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: November 7, 1916 in Kesälahti, Pohjois-Karjala, Finland
Died: December 24, 2004 in Lahti, Päijät-Häme, Finland
Affiliations: Lahden Hiihtoseura, Lahti (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Lauri Silvennoinen made his international début at the 1938 World Championship, where he was 32nd at 18 km. At the 1941 World Championships he won a gold medal as a member of the Finnish relay team and a bronze in the 18 km. In 1943 he won his first two Finnish titles – in 18 km and in relay – and also won gold in the 18 km and silver in the 50 km at the Lahti Ski Games, his only medals at that competition. In 1944 Silvennoinen again won two Finnish titles, this time at 30 km and again in the relay. His last two Finnish titles came in 1947 and 1948, both in the relay. Silvennoinen made his last international appearance at the 1948 Winter Olympics, where he skied the first leg of the silver medal winning Finnish relay team. After his sporting career he worked with the Finnish Skiing Federation in various positions and was a member of the Lahti Ski Games Executive Board. Silvennoinen was also a sergeant of both the Finnish Police and Finnish Security Police.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 31 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Finland FIN 2 Silver

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1948 Winter 31 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Finland FIN Final Standings 2 38:11 38:11 2
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