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Tommy Uolevi Ekblom (born September 20, 1959 in Porvoo)is a retired long-distance runner from Finland. He twice competed for his native country at the Summer Olympics (1980 and 1984) in the men's 3000 metres steeplechase. Ekblom set his personal best (8.19.40) in that event in 1983. He also coached Jukka Keskisalo, another Finnish steeplechaser, who became the European Champion in 2006.
Vilho "Ville" Eino Ritola was a Finnish long-distance runner. Known as one of the "Flying Finns", he won five Olympic gold medals and three Olympic silver medals in the 1920s. He holds the record of winning most athletics medals at a single Games – four golds and two silvers in Paris 1924 - and ranks second in terms of most athletics gold medals at a single Games.
Pekka Antero Vasala is a retired Finnish middle-distance athlete who won an Olympic gold medal in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.
Bronisław Malinowski was a Polish track and field athlete, who is best known for winning a gold medal in the 3000 m steeplechase race during the 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow, Soviet Union and the silver four years earlier in Montreal. One year after his last Olympic appearance, Malinowski was killed in a car accident in Grudziądz, at the age of 30.
Horace Ashenfelter III was an American athlete. He competed in international athletics from 1947 to 1956. During his career he won fifteen national AAU titles and three collegiate national titles.
Volmari "Vomma" Fritijof Iso-Hollo was a Finnish runner. He competed at the 1932 and 1936 Olympics in the 3000 m steeplechase and 10000 m and won two gold, one silver and one bronze medals. Iso-Hollo was one of the last "Flying Finns", who dominated distance running between the World Wars.
Toivo Aarne Loukola was a Finnish male runner, winner of the 3000 metres steeplechase at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. Loukola set an unofficial world record in the steeplechase just a month before the Olympics.
Finland competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, USSR. 105 competitors, 99 men and 6 women, took part in 71 events in 16 sports.
Finland competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, United States. 86 competitors, 73 men and 13 women, took part in 76 events in 15 sports.
Jukka Pekka Sakari Keskisalo is a Finnish athlete competing in 3000 m steeplechase and 1500 m. He won the 3000 m steeplechase at the 2006 European Championships in Athletics in Gothenburg and was also an Olympian in 2012.
Finland competed at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. 121 competitors, all men, took part in 69 events in 12 sports.
Finland competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. 108 competitors, 103 men and 5 women, took part in 70 events in 14 sports.
George L. Young is an American former track athlete and college coach. He won a bronze medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics in the 3000 meter steeplechase and held several American records in events ranging from the two mile to the 5000 meter race. He broke two world records, in the indoor two and three mile events.
Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad is a French middle-distance runner of Algerian descent who mainly competes in the 3000 metres steeplechase. He has won medals in major international competitions such as the Olympic Games, World Championships, European Championships and European Indoor Championships.
Guillermo Solá Aravena was a middle- and long-distance runner from Chile. He won the gold medal in the men's 3,000 metres steeplechase event at the 1955 Pan American Games. Solá represented his native South American country at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.
The men's 3000 metres steeplechase event at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games took place August 3 and August 8. The final was won by Volmari Iso-Hollo of Finland.
Aarne Kainlauri was a Finnish steeplechaser who competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics, finishing 10th. Through World War II, he was frequently on the podium in the Finnish national Championships, winning the 800 metres in 1940 and 1943. He won both the 1500 metres and steeplechase in 1948, but was selected to the Olympics only in the steeplechase. He repeated his steeplechase victory in 1949 before retiring to work for the Finnish National Railroad. He remained an active cyclist into his 90s. He turned 100 in May 2015. He died on 11 March 2020, aged 104.
Ekblom may refer to:
The steeplechase at the Summer Olympics has been held over several distances and is the longest track event with obstacles held at the multi-sport event. The men's 3000 metres steeplechase has been present on the Olympic athletics programme since 1920. The women's event is the most recent addition to the programme, having been added at the 2008 Olympics. It is the most prestigious steeplechase track race at elite level.
Kristoffersson Motorsport is a Swedish auto racing team owned by racing driver Tommy Kristoffersson. It currently competes in the FIA World Rallycross Championship and Swedish Touring Car Championship, with Tommy's son Johan Kristoffersson as one of the drivers. The team has raced under several sponsored names, such as Team Biogas.se, Volkswagen Dealer Team KMS, Volkswagen Team Sweden, Volkswagen RX Sweden and PSRX Volkswagen World RX Team Sweden.
Ismo Tenho Tapio Toukonen is a retired Finnish runner who specialized in the 3000 metres steeplechase.
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