Tyyne Järvi

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameTyyne Maria•Järvi (-Sjöblad)
Used nameTyyne•Järvi
Born4 February 1891 in Vaasa, Pohjanmaa (FIN)
Died4 April 1929 in Lapinjärvi, Itä-Uusimaa (FIN)
AffiliationsVaasan Uimaseura, Vaasa (FIN)
NOC Finland


Tyyne Järvi was a Finnish swimmer who represented Vaasan Uimaseura. At the 1911 Finnish championships in aquatics Järvi won the 100 metres freestyle event in a time of 1:43.2. Järvi was the first female competitor to represent Finland at the Olympics when she competed in the 100 metres freestyle event at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. She finished in fifth place in her heat and did not progress to the next round.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) FIN Tyyne Järvi
100 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 5 h1 r1/3

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