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Name  Paavo Aaltonen

Role  Olympic athlete
Full name  Paavo Johannes Aaltonen
Born  December 11, 1919 (1919-12-11)
Discipline  Men's artistic gymnastics
Died  September 9, 1962, Sipoo, Finland
Olympic medals  Gymnastics at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Men's Vault
People also search for  Veikko Huhtanen, Heikki Savolainen

Paavo Johannes Aaltonen (11 December 1919 – 9 September 1962) was a Finnish gymnast and a three-time Olympic champion.

Aaltonen was the second most successful gymnast at the 1948 Summer Olympics taking home four medals, of which three were gold. His fellow countryman, Veikko Huhtanen, managed five medals including three golds. In the pommel horse event Aaltonen, Huhtanen and Heikki Savolainen had the same score and the gold medal was shared between the three.

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Paavo Aaltonen Wikipedia


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