Juho Halme

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohan Waldemar "Juho"•Halme (Eliasson-)
Used nameJuho•Halme
Born24 May 1888 in Helsinki (FIN)
Died1 February 1918 in Helsinki (FIN)
Measurements178 cm / 85 kg
AffiliationsIisalmen Visa, Iisalmi (FIN)
NOC Finland


Juho Halme was an active athlete while working as a sports journalist. He competed for several different Finnish clubs, including Lisalmen Visa, Helsinki Brisk, and Helsingin Kisa-Veikkoja. Between 1907-17 Halme won six Finnish Championships, in the long jump, triple jump, javelin throw, and pentathlon. In 1913 he became the second Finn to throw the javelin over 60 metres.

During the Finnish Winter War, on 1 February 1918, Halme was executed on the steps of St. Nicholas’s Church (now Helsinki Cathedral) by Finnish Red Guards and the Bolsheviks.

Personal Bests: TJ – 14.51 (1914); SP – 12.61 (1910); JT – 60.88 (1914).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics FIN Juho Halme
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) AC
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) AC
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) DNS
Discus Throw, Greek Style, Men (Olympic) DNS
Javelin Throw, Men (Olympic) 6
Javelin Throw, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 9
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics FIN Juho Halme
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) 11
Javelin Throw, Men (Olympic) 4
Javelin Throw, Both Hands, Men (Olympic) 9

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