Vilho Tuulos

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Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for  Finland
Gold medal – first place 1920 Antwerp Triple jump
Bronze medal – third place 1924 Paris Triple jump
Bronze medal – third place 1928 Amsterdam Triple jump

Vilho ("Ville") Immanuel Tuulos (26 March 1895, Tampere – 2 September 1967) was a Finnish triple jumper and long jumper.

He was born in Tampere, and represented the sports club Tampereen Pyrintö. He won an Olympic gold medal in triple jump in the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. The 14.50 meter jumps he took during qualifying were counted during the main event and were enough for the win. Tuulos also won bronze in the 1924 and 1928 Olympics. In long jump, his best result was a fourth place in the 1924 Olympics, but he also competed at the 1928 Olympics.[1]

Tuulos improved the European record in triple jump twice: on 20 July 1919 in Tampere with a result of 15.30 meters and on 6 July 1923 in Borås with 15.48 metres.[citation needed] The latter result stayed as the European record for over sixteen years, until Kaare Strøm of Norway jumped 15.49 metres in 1939.[2] In the long jump Tuulos had 7.31 metres as a personal best.[1]

Tuulos was the uncle of Kalle Tuulos. He died in Tampere, aged 72.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ville Tuulos". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Kaare Strøms 15,82 må strykes som rekord". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). 30 March 1946. p. 8.