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Klaus Suomela

Full name: Klaus Uuno Suomela (Lindholm-)
Gender: Male
Born: November 10, 1888 in Porvoo, Itä-Uusimaa, Finland
Died: April 4, 1962 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Gymnastics, Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Klaus Suomela was an influentual professor at the University of Helsinki, where he was the head teacher for dramatic arts. Suomela was Junior lecturer at the University of Helsinki from 1918-31, an educational gymnastics teacher from 1915-29, and finally in 1931-55 was the head Finnish teacher of acting. He later became Assistant Headteacher from 1946-55, served as Deputy Director at the University in the Gymnastics Department in 1946-55, and was its Director from 1951-53.

Suomela worked as a writer, gymnastics and sport teacher, Doctor of Philosophy, and sports journalist. In 1912 he won a gymnastics silver medal in the team, free system event. He also competed in the 1924 Olympic Arts Competitions with his work Milon in the category Literature. His sons Päivö and Launo became authors as well.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around, Free System Finland FIN 2 Silver
1924 Summer 35 Paris Art Competitions Mixed Literature Finland FIN AC

Mixed Literature

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1924 Summer 35 Paris Art Competitions Finland Final Standings AC Milon

Men's Team All-Around, Free System

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Gymnastics Finland FIN Final Standings 2 21.85
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