Paavo Aaltonen

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Paavo Aaltonen
— Gymnast —
Full name Paavo Johannes Aaltonen
Born (1919-12-11)December 11, 1919
Died September 9, 1962(1962-09-09) (aged 42)
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics

Paavo Johannes Aaltonen (December 11, 1919 – September 9, 1962) was a Finnish gymnast and a three-time Olympic champion.

Aaltonen was the second most successful gymnast at the 1948 Summer Olympics taking home four medals, of which three were gold. His fellow countryman, Veikko Huhtanen, managed five medals including three golds. In the pommel horse event Aaltonen, Huhtanen and Heikki Savolainen had the same score and the gold medal was shared between the three.