Kalle Jalkanen

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Kalle Jalkanen in 1936 where he won his gold medal in the 4 x 10km

Kalle Jalkanen (10 May 1907 in Suonenjoki - 5 September 1941 in Kirjasalo) was a Finnish cross-country skier who competed in the late 1930s. He won a gold medal at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the 4 x 10 km relay. He won the relay along with Sulo Nurmela, Klaes Karppinen and Matti Lähde.

Jalkanen's biggest successes were at the Nordic skiing World Championships where he earned 4 medals, including 1 gold (50 km: 1938), 2 silvers (18 km and 4 x 10 km: both 1937), and 1 bronze (18 km: 1938)

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