Aino Autio

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAino Eliisa•Autio (-Isomäki)
Used nameAino•Autio
Born4 January 1932 in Seinäjoki, Etelä-Pohjanmaa (FIN)
Died17 November 2022 in Hämeenlinna, Kanta-Häme (FIN)
Measurements162 cm / 54 kg
AffiliationsSeinäjoen Urheilijat, Seinäjoki (FIN)
NOC Finland


Aino Autio captured her only Finnish national athletics title in 1951, when she won the 80 metres hurdles and also came in second in the 4x100 metres relay. In 1952, she took silver again in the relay, as well as the 80 metres hurdles and the 200 metres dash, and set a national record in the latter event. She was eliminated in the first round of both the 80 metres hurdles and the 4x100 metres relay at that year’s Helsinki Olympics, in the latter alongside Maire Österdahl, Leena Sipilä, and Ulla Pokki. Autio earned one more national podium finish, silver once more in the relay in 1953, before retiring from active competition. She later worked as a teacher of both sport and home industry.

Personal Bests: 100 – 13.1 (1952); 80H – 11.8 (1952).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Athletics FIN Aino Autio
80 metres Hurdles, Women (Olympic) 6 h5 r1/3
4 × 100 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Finland 5 h3 r1/2