Vilho Tuulos

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Vilho Tuulos
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Vilho Tuulos in 1920
Personal information
Born26 March 1895
Tampere, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire
Died2 September 1967 (aged 72)
Tampereen, Finland
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s) Long jump, triple jump
ClubTampereen Pyrintö
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)LJ – 7.31 m (1923)
TJ – 15.48 m (1923) [1] [2]

Vilho "Ville" Immanuel Tuulos (26 March 1895 – 2 September 1967) was a Finnish triple jumper and long jumper.

He won a gold medal in the triple jump at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. The 14.50 meter jumps he made during the qualifying round was counted for the main event and were enough for the win. Tuulos also won bronze medals at the 1924 and 1928 Olympics. In the long jump, his best result was a fourth place at the 1924 Olympics. [1]

Tuulos improved the European record in triple jump twice: on 20 July 1919 in Tampere with a result of 15.30 meters and on 6 July 1923 in Borås with 15.48 metres. [2] The latter result stayed as the European record for over sixteen years, until Kaare Strøm jumped 15.49 metres in 1939. [3]

Tuulos was the uncle of the Olympic figure skater Kalle Tuulos. He died in Tampere, aged 72. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Ville Tuulos". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
  2. 1 2 Track & Field Statistics". Brinkster. Retrieved on 29 July 2015.
  3. "Kaare Strøms 15,82 må strykes som rekord". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). 30 March 1946. p. 8.