Heikki Savolainen

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Birthday
28, 1907
Birthplace
Finland
Death Date
Nov 29, 1997 (90)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
28, 1907
Birthplace
Finland
Death Date
Nov 29, 1997 (90)

About

Finnish gymnast who won nine Olympic medals and became the oldest gymnastics medalist ever in 1952 at 44 years of age.

Before Fame

He won the first ever Olympic medal for Finland in 1928 when he took bronze in the pommel horse event.

Trivia

He competed in a total of five Olympic Games spanning across 24 years.

Family Life

He had a son named Alexei with his wife Galina.

Associated With

He is a member of the International Gymnasts Hall of Fame along with Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci.

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