18 November 1942|
|Died||17 April 2013
|Height||177 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||90–110 kg (198–243 lb)|
Kauko Kalevi Kangasniemi (18 November 1942 – 17 April 2013) was a Finnish heavyweight weightlifter. He competed in the 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics and placed seventh on both occasions. Between 1969 and 1972 he won three medals at the world and European championships and set five world records in the snatch.
Kangasniemi was born to a blacksmith and had seven brothers and three sisters. Four of his brothers were Finnish champions in weightlifting, and one, Kaarlo, was a world and Olympic champion. The Kangasniemi brothers had a rivalry at the national championships with the four Kailajärvi brothers.
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- Kauko Kangasniemi. chidlovski.net
- Arthur Chidlovski (March 2008) One-on-One with Kaarlo Kangasniemi. chidlovski.net
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