Ilmari SALMINEN

 Finlande FIN

  • Médailles
    1 O
  • Participations
    1
  • Première participation
    Berlin 1936
  • Année de naissance
    1902
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Ilmari SALMINEN

Ilmari Salminen was one of the world’s top distance runners in the 1930s, although he only began running when he was 27. He began his international athletics career in 1934 when he won the 10,000 and took bronze in the 5,000 m at the first European Championships, thus establishing himself as a favorite for the 1936 Olympic 10,000. At the Berlin Olympics, Salminen first placed sixth in the 5K, however, the next day Salminen narrowly defeated his teammate Arvo Askola in the 10K final. In 1937, Salminen set a 10,000 m world record of 30:05.6, also breaking the 6-mile world record en route. Salminen finished his international career with a gold medal in the 10,000 at the 1938 Europeans. He won six Finnish titles, the 5K in 1932 and 1942 and the 10K in 1934-35, 1937 and 1942.

Personal Bests: 5000 – 14:22.0 (1939); 10000 – 30:05.5 (1937).

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