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Paavo Korhonen

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full namePaavo Jaakko Matias•Korhonen
Used namePaavo•Korhonen
Born5 June 1928 in Joutseno, Lappeenranta (FIN)
Died29 September 2019
Measurements171 cm / 78 kg
AffiliationsJoutsenon Kullervo, Joutseno, Lappeenranta (FIN)
NOC Finland

Biography

Finland’s Paavo Korhonen took part in three editions of the individual Olympic Nordic combined tournament, just missing the podium twice in 1952 and 1956 and placing ninth in 1960. In his final year, he was Finland’s flagbearer in the Opening Ceremony and, in 1952, he also competed in cross-country skiing’s 18 kilometres event, finishing 14th. His greatest international achievements were capturing the individual titles at the 1957 Holmenkollen Ski Festival and the 1958 World Championships. He had competed previously at the 1954 World Championships, where he placed 12th in the individual Nordic combined. He was a five-time national champion in this event in 1951, 1954, 1956, 1957, and 1960.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) FIN Paavo Korhonen
18 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 14
Nordic Combined (Skiing) FIN Paavo Korhonen
Individual, Men (Olympic) 4
1956 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) FIN Paavo Korhonen
Individual, Men (Olympic) 4
1960 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) FIN Paavo Korhonen
Individual, Men (Olympic) 9

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1960 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony FIN Paavo Korhonen

Special Notes