Ville Ritola

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Birthday
18, 1896
Birthplace
Finland
Death Date
Apr 24, 1982 (86)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
18, 1896
Birthplace
Finland
Death Date
Apr 24, 1982 (86)

About

Finnish long distance runner who won five Olympic gold medals, four of which came during the 1924 Olympics.

Before Fame

He emigrated from Finland to the United States at the age of 17.

Trivia

He won a total of six medals at the 1924 Olympics, four being gold.

Family Life

He was one of eight siblings who all emigrated to the United States.

Associated With

His four gold medals at the 1924 Olympics were one less than Paavo Nurmi's five.