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Kauko Heikkinen

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameKauko Pertti Juhani•Heikkinen
Used nameKauko•Heikkinen
Nick/petnamesKake
Born3 March 1938 in Pielisjärvi, Lieksa (FIN)
Measurements177 cm / 65-70 kg
NOC Finland

Biography

Kauki Heikkanen was a Finnish gymnast who competed at the 1960 and 1964 Olympic Games. He later became the Finnish women’s national coach. Heikkanen became famous for his devotion to physical activity during a long life. He started windsurfing in 1980 and in 2000 introduced kitesurfing to Finland, at the age of 63. He still did snowboarding and Telemark skiing into his 70s. At 80 he was noted to still do something physical every day, either any of the above or biking or swimming.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) FIN Kauko Heikkinen
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) =40
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Finland 6
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =30 r1/2
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =81 r1/2
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) =37 r1/2
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) =46 r1/2
Rings, Men (Olympic) =79 r1/2
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =8 r1/2
1964 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) FIN Kauko Heikkinen
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 64
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Finland 8
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =30 r1/2
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =95 r1/2
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) =68 r1/2
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) =89 r1/2
Rings, Men (Olympic) =71 r1/2
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =22 r1/2