Heikki Hasu

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Heikki Hasu
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Personal information
Born 21 March 1926 (1926-03-21) (age 90)
Sippola, Finland
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
Sport Nordic skiing
Club Myllykosken Kilpa-Veikot

Heikki Vihtori Hasu (born 21 March 1926) is a retired Finnish Nordic skier who competed in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics. He won a gold and a silver medal in the individual Nordic combined event, respectively, and a gold in the 4×10 km cross-country relay in 1952. He placed fourth in the individual 18 km race at both Olympics, losing the bronze medal by seconds, and served as the Finnish flag bearer in 1952.[1][2]

Hasu won two medals at the 1950 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, with a gold in the Nordic combined and a silver in the 4×10 km relay. He won the Nordic combined event at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1953. Hasu became the first Finn to be awarded the Holmenkollen medal in 1952 (shared with Stein Eriksen, Torbjørn Falkanger and Nils Karlsson). He is also the last Holmenkollen medalist to win in more than one nordic skiing discipline. Hasu was selected as the Finnish Sportsperson of the Year in 1948 and 1950.[1]

Hasu was a farmer, and after retiring from competitions served two terms in the Parliament of Finland in 1962–66 and 1967–70. A statue in his honor is erected in Anjalankoski.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Heikki Hasu. Sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Finland. sports-reference.com

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