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Robert Tikkanen

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 2
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameToivo Robert•Tikkanen
Used nameRobert•Tikkanen
Born15 April 1888 in Roma, Roma (ITA)
Died1 June 1947 in Helsinki (FIN)
AffiliationsSuomen Metsästysyhdistys, Helsinki (FIN)
NOC Finland

Biography

Robert Tikkanen was the son of art historian Johan Jakob and grandson of Paavo Tikkanen, who founded the first major newspaper in the Finnish language. Robert’s son Henrik was a famous writer and illustrator, who was married to Märta Tikkanen, writer and philosopher. Robert was a well-known architect, who worked mainly in Helsinki. As a sports shooter he participated in two Olympics. At the 1920 Antwerpen Olympics he won a silver medal in team running deer, single shot and a bronze medal in the team running deer, double shot. In 1924 Tikkanen won another bronze medal in the team clay pigeon shooting at the Games in Paris.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Shooting FIN Robert Tikkanen
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Finland 11
Running Target, Single Shot, Men (Olympic) 5
Running Target, Single Shot, Team, Men (Olympic) Finland 2 Silver
Running Target, Double Shot, Team, Men (Olympic) Finland 3 Bronze
1924 Summer Olympics Shooting FIN Robert Tikkanen
Running Target, Single Shot, Men (Olympic) =15
Running Target, Single Shot, Team, Men (Olympic) Finland 5
Running Target, Double Shot, Men (Olympic) 6
Running Target, Double Shot, Team, Men (Olympic) Finland 4
Trap, Men (Olympic) AC
Trap, Team, Men (Olympic) Finland 3 Bronze