|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Paavo (Paul-)•Johansson (-Jaale)|
|Nick/petnames||Pekka, Suomen Jim Thorpe|
|Born||21 October 1895 in Helsinki (FIN)|
|Died||5 December 1983 in Helsinki (FIN)|
|Measurements||170 cm / 70 kg|
|Affiliations||HKV, Helsinki (FIN)|
Pekka Johansson’s bronze medal in the javelin at the 1920 Olympics was the international highlight of his career. He competed again in 1924, finishing eighth. In 1920 Johansson also took part in the decathlon, but had to retire after four events due to an injury. He later changed his name to the Finnish Jaale. He was a three-time Finnish Champion in the decathlon (1918-20), also winning three national titles in football as a forward with HJK Helsinki (1917-19). Johansson set national records in the decathlon in 1920 and in the standing triple-jump in 1916, 1917, and 1920.
Personal Bests: JT – 64.64 (1919); Dec – 7474.385 (1919).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1920 Summer Olympics||Athletics||FIN||Paavo Johansson|
|Javelin Throw, Men (Olympic)||3||Bronze|
|Decathlon, Men (Olympic)||AC|
|1924 Summer Olympics||Athletics||FIN||Paavo Johansson|
|Javelin Throw, Men (Olympic)||8|