Yrjö Nikkanen

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJouko Yrjö•Nikkanen
Used nameYrjö•Nikkanen
Born31 December 1914 in Pobeda, Leningrad (RUS)
Died18 November 1985 in Suoniemi, Nokia (FIN)
Measurements182 cm / 77 kg
AffiliationsPölläkkälän Ura
NOC Finland


Yrjö Nikkanen had the following podium finishes at major championships: 2nd in the 1936 Olympics Javelin Throw; 2nd in the 1938 European Championships Javelin Throw, 2nd in the 1946 European Championships Javelin Throw.

Personal Best: JT – 78.70 (1938).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Athletics FIN Yrjö Nikkanen
Javelin Throw, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver

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