Klaes Karppinen

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Klaes Karppinen
Medal record
Men's cross-country skiing
Olympic Games
Gold 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 4 x 10 km
World Championships
Gold 1934 Sollefteå 4 x 10 km
Gold 1935 Vysoké Tatry 18 km
Gold 1935 Vysoké Tatry 4 x 10 km
Gold 1938 Lahti 4 x 10 km
Gold 1939 Zakopane 4 x 10 km
Silver 1935 Vysoké Tatry 50 km
Silver 1937 Chamonix 4 x 10 km
Silver 1937 Chamonix 50 km
Silver 1939 Zakopane 18 km
Silver 1939 Zakopane 50 km

Klaes or Klaus Karppinen (9 October 1907 Iisalmi – 24 January 1992), was a Finnish cross-country skier who competed in the 1930s. He won a gold medal at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the 4 x 10 km relay.

Karppinen's biggest successes were at the Nordic skiing World Championships where he earned 10 medals, including 5 golds (18 km: 1935, 4 x 10 km: 1934, 1935, 1938, 1939) and 5 silvers (18 km: 1939; 50 km: 1935, 1937, 1939; and 4 x 10 km: 1937).

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