Yrjö Hietanen

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Yrjö Hietanen
Yrjö Hietanen and Kurt Wires 1952.jpg
Hietanen (left) and Kurt Wires at the 1952 Olympics
Personal information
Born 12 July 1927
Helsinki, Finland
Died 26 March 2011 (aged 83)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 72–74 kg (159–163 lb)
Sport
Sport Canoe racing
Club Merimelojat, Helsinki

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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yrjö Hietanen. Sports Reference.com