Voitto Hellsten

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Voitto Hellsten
Voitto Hellstén, Hans-Joachim Reske 1960.jpg
Voitto Hellsten chasing Hans-Joachim Reske in the 400 m heats at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Born 15 February 1932
Pertteli, Finland
Died 7 December 1998 (aged 66)
Turku, Finland
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 70–74 kg (154–163 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 100, 200, 400 m
Club TuTo, Turku
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 m – 10.6 (1955)
200 m – 21.3 (1956)
400 m – 46.20 (1956)

Voitto Valdemar Hellsten[1][2][3] (15 February 1932 – 7 December 1998), sometimes spelled as Voitto Hellstén,[4] was a Finnish sprinter. Hellsten[5] competed in 100–400 m events at the 1952, 1956 and 1960 Olympics and won a bronze medal in the 400 m in 1956, shared with Ardalion Ignatyev.[4]

Hellsten was often successful at the annual athletics meetings between Finland and Sweden.[6]

From 1962 to 1970, Voitto Hellsten was a member of the Finnish parliament, where he represented the Social Democratic Party.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Voitto Hellsten Kansanedustajana 20.02.1962 – 22.03.1970." (Presentation page for Voitto Hellsten, member of Finnish parliament). Retrieved 13 November 2012. (Finnish)
  2. ^ "Voitto Hellsten." Varaslahto.net. Retrieved 13 November 2012. (Finnish)
  3. ^ Lindfors, Jukka: "Melbournen suomalaismitalisteja". yle.fi. Retrieved 7 August 2016. (Finnish)
  4. ^ a b "Voitto Hellstén." Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  5. ^ "THE OFFICIAL REPORT OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR THE GAMES OF THE XVI OLYMPIAD MELBOURNE 1956", p. 740. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Voitto Hellsten". ne.se. Retrieved 7 August 2016 (Swedish)