Wires (right) and Yrjö Hietanen at the 1952 Olympics
|Born||28 April 1919
|Died||22 February 1992 (aged 72)
|Height||176 cm (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||74 kg (163 lb)|
Kurt Oskar "Kurre" Wires (28 April 1919 – 22 February 1992) was a Finnish sprint canoer who competed in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics. In 1948 he won a silver medal in the individual 10000 m event. Four years later he earned two gold medals in the 1000 m and 10000 m doubles, together with Yrjö Hietanen.
- Kurt Wires. Sports Reference.com
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