Hietanen (left) and Kurt Wires at the 1952 Olympics
|Born||12 July 1927
|Died||26 March 2011 (aged 83)
|Height||174 cm (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||72–74 kg (159–163 lb)|
Yrjö Jalmari "Yka" Hietanen (12 July 1927 – 26 March 2011) was a Finnish sprint canoer who competed at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics. In 1952 he won two gold medals with Kurt Wires in the 1000 m and 10000 m events. In 1956 he placed seventh over 10000 m.
- Yrjö Hietanen. Sports Reference.com
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