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Eero Kolehmainen

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameEero Johannes•Kolehmainen
Used nameEero•Kolehmainen
Nick/petnamesHämyrtsaaren isäntä, Anttolan isäntä
Born24 March 1918 in Anttola, Mikkeli (FIN)
Died7 December 2013 in Mikkeli (FIN)
Measurements171 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsAnttolan Urheilijat, Anttola, Mikkeli (FIN)
NOC Finland

Biography

Although known as a long-distance skier, Eero Kolehmainen’s first biggest accomplishment was an 18 km victory at Holmenkollen in 1950. At the 1952 Olympic Winter Games he won a silver in the 50 km, behind the great Veikko Hakulinen, in his only start at that Olympics. At the 1954 World Championships Kolehmainen again started only in the 50 km and was 11th. At the 1956 Winter Olympics he placed fourth at 50 km, while at the 1958 World Championships he was fifth in the 50 km. Kolehmainen also won the 50 km at the Lahti Ski Games in 1956 and 1957 and in 1959 won his only Finnish Championship, again over 50 km. By profession Kolehmainen was a farmer.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) FIN Eero Kolehmainen
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1956 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) FIN Eero Kolehmainen
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 4

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