Vilho Tuulos

Last updated

Vilho Tuulos
Vilho Tuulos 1920.jpg
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)
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]

Related Research Articles

Inessa Kravets Soviet and Ukrainian triple and long jumper

Inessa Mykolajivna Kravets is a Ukrainian former triple jumper and long jumper. She was among the most prominent female triple jumpers during the period that the event was added to competition programmes at major competitions, and she is the current world record holder, her record is one of the most durable in women's athletics.

Emma Green (athlete) Swedish high jumper

Emma Anna-Maria Green, also known as Emma Green Tregaro is a retired Swedish high jumper. She won a bronze medal in the event at the 2005 IAAF World Championships. She represented Sweden at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. She finished 2nd at the 2010 European Athletics Championships with a new personal best of 2.01 m.

Hrysopiyi Devetzi Greek triple jumper

Hrysopiyi "Piyi" Devetzi is a retired Greek athlete who competed in the triple jump and long jump.

Galina Valentinovna Chistyakova is a retired athlete who represented the Soviet Union and later Slovakia. She is the current world record holder in the long jump, jumping 7.52 metres on 11 June 1988. She is the 1988 Olympic bronze medallist and the 1989 World Indoor champion. She is also a former world record holder in the triple jump with 14.52 metres in 1989.

Robert Emmiyan Soviet long jumper from Armenia

Robert Emmiyan is a retired long jumper who represented the USSR and Armenia. He is the fourth best long jumper in history and the best long jumper not of African-American descent. His personal best jump of 8.86 metres, which he achieved in Tsakhkadzor in May 1987, is the current European record.

Gyula Pálóczi was a Hungarian athlete who specialized in the long jump and triple jump. He won two medals at the European Indoor Championships, and due to his versatility the European Athletic Association has called him "the most successful jumper Hungary has ever produced".

Andrew Howe Italian athlete

Andrew Howe is an Italian athlete who specializes in the long jump. He won this event as well as the 200 metres at the 2004 World Junior Championships. He was successful at senior level at a young age, winning a long jump bronze at the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships before becoming the European Champion later that year. In 2007 he became the European Indoor Champion and won the silver medal at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics.

Viktor Andriyovych Kuznyetsov is a Ukrainian long jumper and triple jumper.

Rune Nilsen was a Norwegian triple jumper. He represented IF Tønsberg-Kameratene and IL i BUL.

Viktoriya Gurova-Valyukevich is a Russian triple jumper.

Teddy Tamgho French triple jumper

Teddy Tamgho is a French triple jumper and long jumper. He specialises in the triple jump. He is the current triple jump world indoor record holder at 17.92 m, achieved in winning the final and gold medal at the 2011 European Indoor Championships. He is the world's sixth best ever triple jumper outdoors, with his best mark of 18.04 metres achieved in winning the final and gold medal at the 2013 World Championships.

Fabrizio Donato Italian triple jumper and long jumper

Fabrizio Donato is an Italian athlete competing in the triple jump and occasionally in the long jump. He is known for winning gold medals at the 2001 Mediterranean Games and the 2009 European Indoor Championships, the latter in a new championship record of 17.59 metres. He is the Italian record holder with 17.60 metres outdoor and 17.73 indoor.

Margrethe Renstrøm is a Norwegian long jumper. She has competed with modest results in international junior and senior championships, most notably the 2009 World Championships. She is best known for her personal best is 6.68 metres, achieved in July 2010 in Barcelona, which is the current Norwegian record. When she broke the record, it was the oldest existing athletics record in Norway. Renstrøm also has 13.25 metres in the triple jump, achieved in July 2006 at Bislett stadion.

Paraskevi Papachristou Greek triple jumper

Paraskevi "Voula" Papachristou is a Greek triple jumper and long jumper. She won two gold medals at the European Athletics U23 Championships and represented Greece at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics. She was removed from the Greek team for the 2012 London Olympics by the Greek Olympic Committee after making an insensitive comment online in 2011. She participated at the 2016 Summer Olympics' final in Rio de Janeiro, taking 8th place.

Kaare Strøm was a Norwegian long jumper and triple jumper.

Mayookha Johny Indian track and field athlete

Mayookha Johny is an Indian track and field athlete from Kerala who specialises in long jump and triple jump. She holds the current Indian National record for triple jump with a mark of 14.11 m. She is the first Indian woman to cross the fourteen-metre mark.

Christian Taylor (athlete) American track and field athlete

Christian Taylor is an American track and field athlete who competes in the triple jump and has a personal record of 18.21 m, which ranks 2nd on the all-time list. He is the reigning Olympic champion and current World Champion.

Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko Israeli long jumper of Ukrainian descent

Hanna Victorivna Knyazyeva-Minenko is a former Ukrainian and a current Israeli triple jumper and long jumper.

Hugues Fabrice Zango Burkinabé athlete

Hugues Fabrice Zango is a Burkinabé athlete who specialises in the triple jump and the long jump. Zango competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At the Olympics, he competed in the triple jump. He has also competed in World Championships, two African athletics championships, a Jeux de la Francophonie, two Summer Universiades and two African Games. He became the first ever medalist for Burkina Faso with a bronze medal and African record at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha.

Fabian Florant Dominican born Dutch triple jumper

Fabian Florant is a Dominican born Dutch triple jumper. Florant qualified to compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the men's triple jump.


  1. 1 2 3 "Ville Tuulos". 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.