Paavo Lonkila

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Paavo Lonkila
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Personal information
Born 11 January 1923 (1923-01-11) (age 94)
Kiuruvesi, Finland
Height 157 cm (5 ft 2 in)
Weight 53–54 kg (117–119 lb)
Sport Cross-country skiing
Club Kiuruveden Jänne, Kiuruvesi

Paavo Olavi Lonkila (born Lång on 11 January 1923) is a retired Finnish cross-country skier. He won a gold medal in the 4×10 km relay at the 1952 Olympics and finished third in the individual 18 km race, 11 seconds behind his teammate Tapio Mäkelä. Earlier his 4×10 km relay team placed second at the 1950 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, where he finished fifth over 18 km. He won the 18 km event at the 1951 Holmenkollen ski festival. Lonkila was a farmer by occupation.[1]


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