Veikko HUHTANEN

Finland FIN

Artistic Gymnastics

  • Olympic Medals
    3 G
    1 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    London 1948
  • Year of Birth
    1919
Olympic Results

Biography

Veikko HUHTANEN

Without the doubt, the highlight of Veikko Huhtanen's career was the 1948 Olympics. He was the most successful gymnast of those games with five medals, winning golds in individual all-around, in pommelled horse and in team event, silver in parallel bars and bronze in horizontal bar. At the World Championships, Huhtanen won only two silvers – in horizontal bar and in team event – both in 1950. Domestically, Huhtanen was also not as successful, winning only one individual Finnish title in horizontal bar in 1948 and three team titles (1939, 1941, 1945). He also won Finnish Championship silvers in individual all-around and parallel bars in 1948 and bronzes on vault (1948) and in individual all-around (1949-50). Huhtanen retired after he was not selected to the 1952 Finnish Olympic team and later worked as a machine operator in the factory and also acted as a gymnastics referee.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

London 1948

G
Individual All-Around
Individual All-Around Gymnastics
G
Team All-Around
Team All-Around Gymnastics
#=34
Floor Exercise
Floor Exercise Gymnastics
#6
Horse Vault
Horse Vault Gymnastics
S
Parallel Bars
Parallel Bars Gymnastics
B
Horizontal Bar
Horizontal Bar Gymnastics
#=11
Rings
Rings Gymnastics
G
Pommelled Horse
Pommelled Horse Gymnastics