Paavo Lonkila

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Paavo Lonkila
Medal record
Men's cross-country skiing
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1952 Oslo 4 x 10 km
Bronze medal – third place 1952 Oslo 18 km
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1950 Lake Placid 4 x 10 km

Paavo Olavi Lonkila, née Lång (born 11 January 1923), was a Finnish farmer and cross-country skier who competed in the 1940s and 1950s.

He was born in Kiuruvesi. He won the 4 x 10 km gold and the 18 km bronze at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo. Lonkila also won a silver in the 4 x 10 km relay at the 1950 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. He also won the 18 km event at the 1951 Holmenkollen ski festival.

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