|Born||12 November 1925|
|Died||21 October 1978|
|Occupation(s)||Athlete, mainly javelin|
|1952 Helsinki||Javelin throw|
|1950 Brussels||Javelin throw|
Toivo Armas Hyytiäinen (12 November 1925 in Saarijärvi – 21 October 1978) was a Finnish athlete who competed mainly in the men's javelin throw during his career.
He competed for Finland at the 1952 Summer Olympics held in Helsinki, Finland where he won the bronze medal in the men's javelin throw competition.
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