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Urho Peltonen

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameUrho Pellervo•Peltonen
Used nameUrho•Peltonen
Nick/petnamesKalkki-Petteri
Born15 January 1893 in Nurmes (FIN)
Died4 May 1950 in Helsinki (FIN)
Measurements178 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsTampeeren SLU/Helsingin Kisa-Veikot/Tampereen Pyrintö
NOC Finland

Biography

Urho Peltonen took part in three Olympics starting in 1912, where he won the bronze medal in the both hands javelin, and placed ninth in the “normal” javelin. In 1920 Peltonen won the silver medal, finishing seventh in 1924. At the Finnish Championships he won twice in the javelin with the best arm and five times with both hands. In 1913 he set a world record of 109.93 m (57.96 + 51.97) in the both hands javelin. He later became an official with the International Association of Athletics Federations and wrote Olympialaiskisat Los Angelesissa 1932 about the Los Angeles Olympics.

Personal Best: JT – 64.35 (1916).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics FIN Urho Peltonen
Javelin Throw, Men (Olympic) 9
Javelin Throw, Both Hands, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics FIN Urho Peltonen
Javelin Throw, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1924 Summer Olympics Athletics FIN Urho Peltonen
Javelin Throw, Men (Olympic) 7