Väinö KOSKELA

Finland FIN

Athletics

  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    London 1948
  • Year of Birth
    1921
Olympic Results

Biography

Väinö KOSKELA

Väinö Koskela was a Finnish distance runner who ran the 5,000 metres at the 1948 London Olympics, finishing seventh, and the 10,000 metres at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, placing 16th. At the 1950 European Championships Koskela won bronze in the 10K behind Emil Zátopek and Alain Mimoun. He competed in 16 internationals between 1947-52, and in 1949-51 ran 30 hard races at his favored distance, the 5K. Koskela was Finnish Champion in the 5K in 1948-49 and won the national cross-country title in 1948.

Personal Bests: 5000 – 14:13.2 (1949); 10000 – 30:10.0 (1951).

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Helsinki 1952

#11 h3 r1/2
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Athletics
#16
10,000 metres
10,000 metres Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

London 1948

#7
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Athletics