Veli Nieminen

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHeikki Veli•Nieminen
Used nameVeli•Nieminen
Born1 February 1886 in Tyrväntö, Hattula (FIN)
Died1 April 1936 in Hämeenlinna (FIN)
AffiliationsRiihimäen Ampumaseura, Riihimäki (FIN)
NOC Finland

Biography

Veli Nieminen was a versatile Finnish sportsman. As a gymnast, he was on the national team that won bronze in the team all-around at the 1908 Olympics together with his teammate Magnus Wegelius. In shooting, both competed at the 1920 and 1924 Olympics, winning a bronze in team running target double shot at Antwerpen. From 1927-36 Nieminen served as secretary of the Finnish Sport Shooting Federation, and was a member of the board from 1919-33.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) FIN Veli Nieminen
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Finland 3 Bronze
1920 Summer Olympics Shooting FIN Veli Nieminen
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) AC
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Finland 4
Military Rifle, Prone, 300 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Finland 3 Bronze
Military Rifle, Prone, 600 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Finland 8
Military Rifle, Prone, 300 and 600 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Finland 10
Trap, Men (Olympic) AC
1924 Summer Olympics Shooting FIN Veli Nieminen
Free Rifle, Prone, 600 metres, Men (Olympic) =31
Free Rifle, 400, 600 and 800 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Finland 5