Paavo Nurmi

Paavo Nurmi

Birth
Turku, Turku Municipality, Finland Proper, Finland
Death 2 Oct 1973 (aged 76)
Helsinki, Helsinki Municipality, Uusimaa, Finland
Burial Turku, Turku Municipality, Finland Proper, Finland
Memorial ID 12301420 · View Source
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Olympic Games Gold Medalist Athlete. A Finnish runner who broke many records in the 1920s, he was in his first Olympics at the age of twenty-three in 1920, where he won a silver medal. He won all of his medals in a relatively short period of time, and was last in the Olympics in 1928, after his main event (the cross-country run) was dropped from the program. In total, he won nine gold medals, one of only four athletes to have done so. Later in life, Paavo Nurmi worked as a business contractor, until his death in 1973. He is well known as "The Flying Finn."

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  • Originally Created by: Namida
  • Added: 10 Nov 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 12301420
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Paavo Nurmi (13 Jun 1897–2 Oct 1973), Find a Grave Memorial no. 12301420, citing Turku Cemetery, Turku, Turku Municipality, Finland Proper, Finland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .