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Esa Kervinen

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameEsa Einari•Kervinen
Used nameEsa•Kervinen
Born26 December 1929 in Vieremä (FIN)
Died6 April 2016 in Lappeenranta (FIN)
Measurements170 cm / 73-79 kg
NOC Finland

Biography

A career military man, Esa Kervinen was the top Finnish rifle shooter from the 1950s into the 70s. During his career, Kervinen competed at three Olympic Games, his best finishes being sixth in small-bore rifle, three positions in 1960 and in free rifle, three positions in 1964. At the World Championships, he won one gold (1974 team small-bore rifle, prone), two silvers and eight bronze medals. At the European Championships, Kervinen won one gold (1963 individual military rifle, Norwegian match), eight silvers and four bronze medals.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Shooting FIN Esa Kervinen
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 9
Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 6
1964 Summer Olympics Shooting FIN Esa Kervinen
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 6
Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 24
1972 Summer Olympics Shooting FIN Esa Kervinen
Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres, Open (Olympic) 29
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Open (Olympic) 80

Special Notes