Yrjö Kolho

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameYrjö Eliel•Kolho (Saxberg-)
Used nameYrjö•Kolho
Born23 April 1888 in Keuruu, Keski-Suomi (FIN)
Died13 February 1969 in Vilppula, Mänttä-Vilppula, Pirkanmaa (FIN)
NOC Finland
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2


Yrjö Kolho was born under the name Saxberg, but changed his name to Kolho in 1905. He won two medals in running deer shooting at the 1920 Antwerpen Olympics. In 1919 he was Finnish champion in running deer shooting and became an honorary member of his club Helsingin Kisa-Veikot. Kolho also represented the Finnish Hunting Association. His brothers Voitto and Lauri were also shooting Olympians representing Finland.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Shooting FIN Yrjö Kolho
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Finland 11
Running Target, Single Shot, Men (Olympic) 4
Running Target, Single Shot, Team, Men (Olympic) Finland 2 Silver
Running Target, Double Shot, Team, Men (Olympic) Finland 3 Bronze

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