Paavo Korhonen

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Paavo Korhonen
Personal information
Born 5 April 1928 (1928-04-05) (age 89)
Joutseno, Finland
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Sport Nordic combined
Club Joutsenon Kullervo

Paavo Jaakko Matias Korhonen (born 5 April 1928) is a retired Finnish nordic skier who won the individual titles at the 1957 Holmenkollen ski festival and 1958 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. He competed at the 1952, 1956 and 1960 Olympics and placed fourth, fourth and ninth, respectively. At the 1952 games he also finished 14th in the 18 km cross-country skiing race, and in 1960 served as the Finnish Olympic flag bearer at the opening ceremony.[1][2]

Korhonen lives in his home town of Joutseno, where a statue is erected in his honor.


  1. ^ Paavo Korhonen.
  2. ^ Finland.

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