Kalevi Laitinen

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Not to be confused with the Finnish Olympic speed skater Kalevi Laitinen (speed skater).
Kalevi Laitinen
Medal record
Representing  Finland
Men’s Gymnastic
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1948 London Team
Bronze medal – third place 1952 Helsinki Team

Kalevi Johannes Laitinen (May 19, 1918 – January 6, 1997) was a Finnish gymnast and Olympic Champion.

He was born and died in Kotka.

Laitinen competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London where he received a gold medal in team combined exercises.[1] At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki he received a bronze medal in team combined exercises with the Finnish team.


  1. ^ "1948 Summer Olympics – London, United Kingdom – Gymnastics" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on April 3, 2008)