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Kalevi Kotkas

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKalevi (Kalev-)•Kotkas
Used nameKalevi•Kotkas
Born10 August 1913 in Tallinn (EST)
Died24 August 1983 in Vantaa (FIN)
Measurements194 cm / 100 kg
AffiliationsHKV, Helsinki (FIN)
NOC Finland


Kalevi Kotkas had the following podium finishes at major championships: 1st in the 1934 European Championships High Jump, 2nd in the 1938 European Championships High Jump. In the 1938 European Championships discus throw he finished fourth.

Personal Bests: HJ – 2.04 (1936); DT – 51.27 (1937).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics FIN Kalevi Kotkas
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) 7
1936 Summer Olympics Athletics FIN Kalevi Kotkas
High Jump, Men (Olympic) 4
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) AC r1/2

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