Olavi Rokka

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameOlavi Antero•Rokka
Used nameOlavi•Rokka
Nick/petnamesOlli
Born9 August 1925 in Vyborg, Leningrad (RUS)
Died21 December 2011 in Hyvinkää (FIN)
Measurements172 cm / 70 kg
NOC Finland

Biography

At the 1952 Olympics, Olavi Rokka was 13th in the individual event and won a bronze in the team event. Two years later, at the 1954 World Championships, he finished 14th in the individual event and was fourth in the team event. Domestically, Rokka never won a Finnish title, earning three bronzes in modern pentathlon at the Finnish Championships (1952, 1953, 1957). He also won two individual épée silvers at the Finnish Championships (1952, 1955) and represented Finland at the 1957 Fencing World Championships. By profession, Rokka was a lawyer and from 1970 until his retirement in 1990 he worked as a civil judge with the Hyvinkää magistrate.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Modern Pentathlon FIN Olavi Rokka
Individual, Men (Olympic) 13
Team, Men (Olympic) Finland 3 Bronze