Kalevi Viskari

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKalevi•Viskari
Used nameKalevi•Viskari
Born15 June 1928 in Svetogorsk, Leningrad (RUS)
Died13 November 2018 in Vantaa, Uusimaa (FIN)
Measurements178 cm / 65 kg
NOC Finland
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


Kalevi Viskari had a fairly successful gymnastics career during the first half of the 1950s. He first major success was in winning silver in the team all-around at the 1950 World Championships alongside Paavo Aaltonen, Veikko Huhtanen, Kalevi Laitinen, Kaino Lempinen, Olavi Rove, Heikki Savolainen, and Esa Seeste. His next stop was the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, where he took bronze in the team all-around with the same lineup, except with Onni Lappalainen and Berndt Lindfors replacing Huhtanen and Seeste. Individually, Viskari’s best finish was joint-11th (with Aaltonen and Switzerland’s Hans Eugster) in the horizontal bar. He also won gold medals at the Finnish Championships in 1953 and the Nordic Championships in 1955. Following his retirement from active competition, he coached for both the Finnish and Norwegian national gymnastics teams.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) FIN Kalevi Viskari
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 38
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Finland 3 Bronze
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =78
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =19
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) =40
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) =11
Rings, Men (Olympic) =90
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 28