Toimi Alatalo

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameToimi Johannes•Alatalo
Used nameToimi•Alatalo
Born4 April 1929 in Savitaipale, Etelä-Karjala (FIN)
Died28 April 2014 in Savitaipale, Etelä-Karjala (FIN)
Measurements174 cm / 66-68 kg
AffiliationsSavitaipaleen Urheilijat, Savitaipale (FIN)
NOC Finland
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Toimi Alatalo won three Finnish Championships during his sporting career, in 1956 and 1959 in the 15 km and in 1958 in the relay. In 1959 he also won the 15 km at the Lahti Ski Games and in 1958-59 he won the 15 km at Ounasvaara. Alatalo made his only international appearance at the 1960 Winter Olympics, where he won gold in the relay, was seventh in 30 km and 23rd in 15 km. By profession Alatalo was a police constable.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) FIN Toimi Alatalo
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 23
30 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 7
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Finland 1 Gold

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