Voitto Hellstén

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Voitto Hellstén
Medal record
Men’s Athletics
Competitor for  Finland
Bronze medal – third place 1956 Melbourne 400 metres
European Championships
Silver medal – second place Bern 1954 400 metres
Bronze medal – third place Bern 1954 4x400 metres relay

Voitto Valdemar Hellstén[1] (15 February 1932 in Pertteli – 7 December 1998 in Turku), often spelled as Voitto Hellsten,[2][3] was a Finnish athlete who mainly competed in the 400 metres.

He competed for Finland in three Summer Olympics, in 1952, 1956 and 1960. In the 1956 Summer Olympics held in Melbourne, Australia, he won the bronze medal in the 400 metres together with Soviet Ardalion Ignatyev.[1]

Political career[edit]

From 1962 to 1970, Voitto Hellsten was a member of the Finnish parliament, where he represented the Social Democratic Party.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Voitto Hellstén." Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Voitto Hellsten Kansanedustajana 20.02.1962 - 22.03.1970." (Presentation page for Voitto Hellsten, member of Finnish parliament). Retrieved 13 November 2012. (Finnish)
  3. ^ "Voitto Hellsten." Varaslahto.net. Retrieved 13 November 2012. (Finnish)