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Pentti Lammio

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePentti Johannes•Lammio
Used namePentti•Lammio
Born24 October 1919 in Tampere (FIN)
Died25 July 1999 in Kulju, Lempäälä (FIN)
Measurements72 kg
AffiliationsTampereen Pyrintö, Tampere (FIN)
NOC Finland


Pentti Lammio made his international début at the 1939 European All-around Championships, where he surprised everyone by winning a silver in the 1,500, his only distance medal at the World or European All-around Championships. His best places in all-around at the World or European Championships were 12th in the 1948 Worlds and ninth at the 1952 Europeans. After 1939, the high point of Lammio’s career was the 1948 Winter Olympics, where he won a surprising bronze medal in the 10K behind his teammate Lassi Parkkinen. At the Finnish Championships, Lammio won three distance titles (5,000 in 1948 and 10,000 in 1948 and 1952) and one silver (1948) and two bronzes (1947, 1949) in the all-around. After his competitive career Lammio worked as a speed skating coach and also acted as a judge and starter at speed skating competitions.

Personal Bests: 500 – 46.7 (1939); 1500 – 2:23.9 (1948); 5000 – 8:17.3 (1952); 10000 – 17:01.1 (1952).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) FIN Pentti Lammio
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 21
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 8
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1952 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) FIN Pentti Lammio
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 7
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 4