Veli Saarinen

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Birthday
16, 1902
Birthplace
Finland
Death Date
Mar 12, 1969 (66)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
16, 1902
Birthplace
Finland
Death Date
Mar 12, 1969 (66)

About

Finnish cross-country skier who won a gold medal at the 1932 Winter Olympics in the 50 km event.

Before Fame

He won his first gold medal in International Competition at the 1929 World Championships.

Trivia

He won a total of six medals in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships from 1926 to 1934.

Family Life

He was raised as an only child in Martinsaari, Finland.

Associated With

He competed in the 1932 Olympics, as did four-time Olympic Champion speed skater Ivar Ballangrud.