Heikki Liimatainen (athlete)

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Heikki Liimatainen
Personal information
Full name Heikki Liimatainen
Nationality  Finland
Born (1894-03-14)March 14, 1894
Karstula
Died December 24, 1980(1980-12-24) (aged 86)
Porvoo
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 60 kg (130 lb)
Sport
Sport Running
Event(s) Cross country

Heikki Liimatainen (14 March 1894, Karstula – 24 December 1980) was a Finnish athlete who competed mainly in the Cross Country Team.

He competed for Finland in the 1920 Summer Olympics held in Antwerp, Belgium in the Cross Country where he won the bronze medal and helped the Finnish team of multiple gold medalist Paavo Nurmi and Teodor Koskenniemi. He returned four years later to the 1924 Summer Olympics held in Paris, France in the Cross Country Team where he again won the gold medal with the gold and silver medal winners Paavo Nurmi and Ville Ritola

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