Veikko Huhtanen

Veikko Huhtanen
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Personal information
Country represented  Finland
Born (1919-06-05)5 June 1919
Viipuri, Finland
Died 29 January 1976(1976-01-29) (aged 56)
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics

Veikko Aarne Aleks Huhtanen (5 June 1919 – 29 January 1976) was a Finnish artistic gymnast. He was the most successful gymnast at the 1948 Summer Olympics by taking home five medals, including three gold medals. In the pommel horse event Huhtanen and two other Finns, Heikki Savolainen and Paavo Aaltonen, had the same score and the gold medal was shared between the three.[1]

Huhtanen won two silver medals at the 1950 World Championships, in horizontal bar and with a team. Domestically he won only one individual title, in horizontal bar in 1948. Huhtanen retired after failing to qualify for the 1952 Olympics. He later worked as a machine operator in a factory and remained involved with gymnastics as a referee.[1]


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Veikko Huhtanen". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.

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