Armas Rudolf TAIPALE

Finland FIN

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
    1 S
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Stockholm 1912
  • Year of Birth
    1890
Olympic Results

Biography

Armas Rudolf TAIPALE

Armas Taipale’s talent was discovered when he took part in school competitions in 1908, and he soon was in Finland’s top class in. His most successful Olympic appearance was in 1912, winning two gold medals in both discus throw events, with both hands and best hand. In 1920, he took silver again in the discus. His 1924 Olympic appearance was somewhat disappointing, as he ranked 12th. Domestically Taipale won three championships with the discus and two in the shot put. In 1914 he was British champion both in the shot put and discus throw.

Taipale was a versatile athlete, representing Finland at the Nordic Games in Greco-Roman wrestling in the heavyweight class and was an excellent soccer player. He bettered the Finnish Record in the discus throw seven times from 1912-16, in the both hands discus throw twice in 1913, and set two unofficial world records in the discus. In 1923 Taipale emigrated to the United States, but returned to Finland in 1974. He was a businessman and lawyer.

Personal Bests\: SP – 13.855 (1919); DT – 48.90 (1914).

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Paris 1924

#12
Discus Throw
Discus Throw Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Antwerp 1920

#10 QR
Shot Put
Shot Put Athletics
S
Discus Throw
Discus Throw Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Stockholm 1912

G
Discus Throw
Discus Throw Athletics
G
Discus Throw, Both Hands
Discus Throw, Both Hands Athletics