Aleksanteri Saarvala

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Aleksanteri Saarvala
Country represented  Finland
Born (1913-04-09)April 9, 1913
Died October 7, 1989(1989-10-07) (aged 76)
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics

Aleksanteri Saarvala (April 9, 1913 – October 7, 1989) was a Finnish gymnast and Olympic champion. He competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin where he received a gold medal in horizontal bar, and a bronze medal in team combined exercises.[1]

1948 Olympics[edit]

Saarvala also participated at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, where he finished shared 4th in horizontal bar, and 17th all-around. The Finnish team won gold medals, but as he was 7th best Finn he did not receive a medal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1936 Summer Olympics – Berlin, Germany – Gymnastics" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on March 29, 2008)