Heikki Hasu

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Heikki Hasu
Medal record
Men's Nordic skiing
Olympic Games
Gold 1948 St. Moritz Nordic combined
Gold 1952 Oslo 4 x 10 km
Silver 1952 Oslo Nordic combined
World Championships
Gold 1950 Lake Placid Nordic combined
Silver 1950 Lake Placid 4 x 10 km
Heikki Hasu

Heikki Vihtori Hasu (born 21 March 1926 in Sippola) is a Finnish Nordic skier who competed in the late 1940s and early 1950s who was born in Sippola.

Competing in two Winter Olympics, he won three medals with two medals in nordic combined (gold: 1948, silver: 1952) and one in cross country skiing (4 x 10 km: 1952).

Hasu also won two medals at the 1950 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lake Placid, New York with a gold in the Nordic combined and a silver in the 4 x 10 km.

He won the Nordic combined event at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1953. For his Nordic combined and cross country skiing successes, Hasu became the first Finn to be awarded the Holmenkollen medal in 1952 (shared with Stein Eriksen, Torbjørn Falkanger, and Nils Karlsson.). He is also the last Holmenkollen medalist to win in more than one nordic skiing discipline.

A statue in Hasu's honor is located in Anjalankoski.

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