Kurt Wires

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Kurt Wires
Yrjö Hietanen and Kurt Wires 1952.jpg
Wires (right) and Yrjö Hietanen at the 1952 Olympics
Personal information
Born 28 April 1919
Helsinki, Finland
Died 22 February 1992 (aged 72)
Espoo, Finland
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Sport Canoe racing

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.[1]


  1. ^ Kurt Wires. Sports Reference.com