Heikki LIIMATAINEN

 Finlande FIN

  • Médailles
    2 O
    1 B
  • Participations
    2
  • Première participation
    Anvers 1920
  • Année de naissance
    1894
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Biographie

Heikki LIIMATAINEN

Heikki Liimatainen competed at the 1920 Antwerpen Olympics and in 1924 at Paris. Individually his greatest achievement was the bronze medal in the 1920 cross-country run, trailing only the legendary Paavo Nurmi, and Swedish runner Eric Backman. However, he won team cross-country gold medals at both Olympics. In Paris it took him two minutes to master the last 30 metres of the cross-country run, known as the “red-hot battle of Colombes,” because he was completely dehydrated due to ambient temperatures of about 45° C. Nevertheless, he finished 12th, to help Finland repeat as the gold medalists. Liimatainen was the Finnish 10 000 m champion from 1918-20.

Personal Best\: 10000 – 32:08.2 (1920).

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Résultats Événement Sport

Paris 1924

#12
Cross-Country, Individual
Cross-Country, Individual Athletics
O
Cross-Country, Team
Cross-Country, Team Athletics
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Anvers 1920

#7
10,000 metres
10,000 metres Athletics
B
Cross-Country, Individual
Cross-Country, Individual Athletics
O
Cross-Country, Team
Cross-Country, Team Athletics