Akilles Järvinen

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 2
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Other
SexMale
Full nameAkilles Eero Johannes•Järvinen
Used nameAkilles•Järvinen
Nick/petnamesAki
Born19 September 1905 in Jyväskylä (FIN)
Died7 March 1943 in Tampere (FIN)
Measurements187 cm / 86 kg
AffiliationsTampereen Pyrintö, Tampere (FIN)
NOC Finland

Biography

Akilles Järvinen won decathlon silver medals in 1928 and in 1932 but had to abandon in Berlin because of food poisoning. Järvinen carried the Finnish flag at the Opening Ceremonies for all three of his Olympic appearances. He set a decathlon world record in 1930, recording 8,255.475 at Vilpuri. At the 1934 European Championships in 1934, he finished second in the 400 m hurdles, a discipline that is not part of the decathlon. Järvinen was the Finnish champion over 200 m in 1929-31, over 400 m in 1930, in 400 m hurdles in 1933 and 1934, in pentathlon in 1928 and in decathlon in 1930 and 1932. Järvinen died in 1943 during World War II during a military training flight with a VL Pyry as co-pilot.

Personal Best: Dec – 6879 (1932).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Athletics FIN Akilles Järvinen
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS
Decathlon, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics FIN Akilles Järvinen
Decathlon, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1936 Summer Olympics Athletics FIN Akilles Järvinen
Decathlon, Men (Olympic) DNF

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1928 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony FIN Akilles Järvinen
1932 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony FIN Akilles Järvinen
1936 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony FIN Akilles Järvinen

Olympic family relations

Special Notes