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Martti Ketelä

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMartti Einar•Ketelä
Used nameMartti•Ketelä
Nick/petnamesMara
Born24 October 1944 in Kotka (FIN)
Died26 June 2002 in Helsinki (FIN)
Measurements178 cm / 68-70 kg
NOC Finland

Biography

Martti Ketelä’s biggest accomplishment as a modern pentathlete was probably winning a surprising bronze medal in the team event at the 1972 Olympics. Besides his two Olympic appearances in 1968 and 1972, Ketelä also competed at the 1967, 1969-70 and 1973 World Championships, but did not medal in those competitions, his best individual place being 14th in 1973. Domestically, Ketelä never won a Finnish modern pentathlon title, but won silvers in 1967-68 and a bronze in 1972. Ketelä was also Finnish individual épée champion in 1967 and won the Finnish team épée title six times (1968, 1972, 1976, 1979, 1981 and 1982).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Modern Pentathlon FIN Martti Ketelä
Individual, Men (Olympic) 20
Team, Men (Olympic) Finland 5
1972 Summer Olympics Modern Pentathlon FIN Martti Ketelä
Individual, Men (Olympic) 19
Team, Men (Olympic) Finland 3 Bronze