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Einari Teräsvirta

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 3
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameEinari Allan•Teräsvirta
Used nameEinari•Teräsvirta
Born7 December 1914 in Vyborg, Leningrad (RUS)
Died23 November 1995 in Helsinki (FIN)
NOC(s) Finland

Biography

Einari Teräsvirta won his first Olympic medals in 1932, two bronze medals in the team all-around and high bar. The Finnish team management internally decided that Heikki Savolainen should receive the silver medal on the high bar and Teräsvirta the bronze, after they had tied. In 1936 Teräsvirta won his third bronze medal and in 1948 crowned his career with a team gold medal.

Teräsvirta later became a well-known and respected architect in Finland. As an architect he graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology in 1939. In 1949, he established his own office and designed numerous public buildings, notably for the Helsinki University, and sports venues in Helsinki. He ran his office until age 72 and held various positions in the Finnish Association of Architects and other professional institutions. In 1974 he was awarded the title of professor.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1932 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) Individual All-Around, Men Olympic =13 Representing Finland    
  Team All-Around, Men Olympic Finland 3 Bronze
  Floor Exercise, Men Olympic 9
  Horse Vault, Men Olympic 4
  Horizontal Bar, Men Olympic 3 Bronze
1936 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) Individual All-Around, Men Olympic 29 Representing Finland    
  Team All-Around, Men Olympic Finland 3 Bronze
  Floor Exercise, Men Olympic =37
  Horse Vault, Men Olympic 48
  Parallel Bars, Men Olympic =27
  Horizontal Bar, Men Olympic 13
  Rings, Men Olympic 44
  Pommelled Horse, Men Olympic 53
1948 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) Individual All-Around, Men Olympic 12 Representing Finland    
  Team All-Around, Men Olympic Finland 1 Gold
  Floor Exercise, Men Olympic =47
  Horse Vault, Men Olympic 7
  Parallel Bars, Men Olympic 12
  Horizontal Bar, Men Olympic 8
  Rings, Men Olympic =27
  Pommelled Horse, Men Olympic 18