Väinö Huhtala

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Väinö Huhtala
Full name Väinö Veikko Sakari Huhtala
Born (1935-12-24)24 December 1935
Revonlahti, Finland
Died 18 June 2016(2016-06-18) (aged 80)
Jämsä, Finland[1]
Height 165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Ski club Revonlahden Reipas
Jämsänkosken Ilves

Väinö Veikko Sakari Huhtala (24 December 1935 – 18 June 2016) was a Finnish former cross-country skier who competed in the early 1960s. He won two medals in the 4x10 km relay at the Winter Olympics with a gold in 1960 and a silver in 1964. Huhtala also finished 4th in the 15 km event at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck.

He also won a silver medal in the 1962 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in the 4x10 km relay.


  1. ^ "Hiihdon olympiavoittaja Väinö Huhtala kuollut" (in Finnish). Yle. 25 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 

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