Armas Taipale

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Armas Taipale
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Armas Taipale at the 1912 Olympics
Personal information
Born 27 July 1890
Helsinki, Finland
Died 8 November 1976 (aged 86)
Turku, Finland
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 90-95 kg
Sport
Sport Discus throw
Club HKV, Helsinki

Armas Rudolf Taipale (27 July 1890 – 9 November 1976) was a Finnish athlete. He competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics and won gold medals in two discus throw event, conventional and two-handed, where the total was counted as a sum of best throws with a left hand and with a right hand. After World War I he won a silver medal in the conventional discus throw at the 1920 Olympics and finished tenth in the shot put. At the 1924 Olympics he competed only in the discus throw and finished in 12th place.

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