Eila Pyrhönen

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Eila Pyrhönen
Personal information
Born (1945-10-25)25 October 1945
Helsinki, Finland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Sport Swimming
Club Marjaniemen Uimarit, Helsinki

Eila Marjatta "Ellu" Pyrhönen (born 25 October 1945) is a retired Finnish swimmer who won a bronze medal in the 100 m butterfly at the 1966 European Aquatics Championships.[1] She finished fourth in the same event at the 1964 Summer Olympics, becoming the first Finnish woman to reach Olympic finals in swimming.[2]

In 1966, she was selected as the Finnish Sports Personality of the Year and in 2002 received the Finnish Pro Urheilu Sports Award.[3]


  1. ^ Eila PYRHÖNEN. les-sports.info
  2. ^ Eila Pyrhönen. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ Vuoden 2002 Pro Urheilu -tunnustuspalkinnot ja -mitalit 14 urheilijalle. minedu.fi (2002-12-16).