Vilho Ilmari YLÖNEN

Finland FIN

Shooting

  • Olympic Medals
    2 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    5
  • First Olympic Games
    Helsinki 1952
  • Year of Birth
    1918
Olympic Results

Biography

Vilho Ilmari YLÖNEN

Sergeant Vilho Ylönen débuted at the Olympic Games in the winter of 1948, when he took part in the military ski patrol demonstration event and finished second with the Finnish team. Although a decent skier, who regularly competed in biathlon, Ylönen found his fame in sport shooting. As a sport shooter, Ylönen competed at four consecutive Olympics, starting in 1952 and won the small-bore rifle, three positions silver in 1952 and free rifle, three positions bronze in 1956.

Ylönen won four shooting World titles, as follows\: 1952 free rifle, kneeling; 1958 free rifle, three positions; 1958 small-bore rifle, kneeling; and 1949 small-bore rifle, three positions team. He also won four World Championship silvers, one in 1952, and three in 1958; and six World Championship bronzes – three in 1954, two in 1958 and one in 1962. At the European Championships, Ylönen was less successful, winning only one title (free rifle, prone in 1955), but adding six silvers and two bronzes. Ylönen was also a three-time Nordic champion and 44 times a Finnish champion.

By profession, Ylönen was a career soldier, serving as a non-commissioned officer at the Finnish Air Force base in Tikkakoski. After retiring from the Air Force, Ylönen worked as a factory representative with Tikkakoski Arms Factory.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Tokyo 1964

#43
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres Shooting
#15
Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres
Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres Shooting
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Rome 1960

#17
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres Shooting
#4
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres Shooting
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Melbourne 1956

#15
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres Shooting
#5
Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres
Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres Shooting
B
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres Shooting
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Helsinki 1952

#11
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres Shooting
S
Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres
Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres Shooting
#5
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres Shooting
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

St. Moritz 1948

S
Military Ski Patrol
Military Ski Patrol Military Ski Patrol