Eino Penttilä

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Eino Penttilä
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Personal information
Born 27 August 1906
Joutseno, Finland
Died 24 November 1982 (aged 76)
Pori, Finland
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Javelin throw
Club HKV, Helsinki
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 70.64 m (1932)[1][2]

Eino Penttilä (27 August 1906 – 24 November 1982) was a Finnish javelin thrower who won a bronze medal at the 1932 Summer Olympics, behind team mates Matti Järvinen and Matti Sippala.[1]

Penttlä was a cross-country skier and shooter, and changed to javelin throw at the age of 15. He won the national title in 1926–1928, and set a new world record in October 1927. He was a favorite at the 1928 Olympics, but finished sixth due to an elbow injury. After that he lost domestic competitions to Matti Järvinen, and at the 1932 Games finished third. He retired in 1936 due to the old injury.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Eino Penttilä. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Eino Penttilä. trackfield.brinkster.net