Eero Kolehmainen

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Eero Kolehmainen
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Kolehmainen at the 1956 Olympics
Personal information
Born 24 March 1918
Anttola, Finland
Died 7 December 2013 (aged 95)
Mikkeli, Finland
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
Sport Cross-country skiing
Club Anttolan Urheilijat

Eero Johannes Kolehmainen (24 March 1918 – 7 December 2013) was a Finnish cross country skier. He competed in the 50 km event at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics and won a silver medal in 1952, placing fourth in 1956. In 1957, aged 39, he won the 50 km races at the Holmenkollen ski festival and Lahti Ski Games. The same year, he was awarded the Holmenkollen medal. Kolehmainen's best finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was fifth over 50 km in 1958. He was a farmer by occupation.[1]

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  1. ^ Eero Kolehmainen. sports-reference.com

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