Arvo Aaltonen

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Arvo Aaltonen
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Personal information
Born 2 December 1892
Pori, Finland
Died 17 June 1949 (aged 59)
Pori, Finland
Sport
Sport Swimming

Arvo Ossian Aaltonen (2 December 1892 – 17 June 1949) was a Finnish breaststroke swimmer who competed at the 1912, 1920 and 1924 Summer Olympics. He won bronze medals in the 200 m and 400 m events in 1920, and failed to reach the finals in 1912 and 1924.[1]

Aaltonen was the first, and until 1992 the only Finnish Olympic medalist in swimming. He won the 200 m event at the 1923 Nordic Championships, and he held 22 Finnish titles: in the 100 m (1912, 1915–17), 200 m (1909, 1911–13, 1915–16, 1919–21, 1923, 1925–27) and 400 m (1912–13, 1915–17). In 1924–30 and 1946–47 he was a board member of the Finnish Swimming Federation. He immigrated to Canada in 1929, but returned to Finland in 1937.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Arvo Aaltonen. sports-reference.com