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 Paavo Ilmari “Bear of Hämeenkyrö” Yrjölä

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Paavo Ilmari “Bear of Hämeenkyrö” Yrjölä

Birth
Hämeenkyrö, Hämeenkyrö Municipality, Pirkanmaa, Finland
Death 11 Feb 1980 (aged 77)
Vilppula, Mänttä-Vilppula Municipality, Pirkanmaa, Finland
Burial Hämeenkyrö, Hämeenkyrö Municipality, Pirkanmaa, Finland
Plot Sec 4, Row 28, #348
Memorial ID 130952398 View Source
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Olympic Gold Medalist. He won the decathlon in the Amsterdam Games of 1928. Over his career he set the world record 3 times in total points in the decathlon.

Bio by: Tim Reynolds


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  • Originally Created by: MarreKrisu
  • Added: 6 Jun 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 130952398
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/130952398/paavo-ilmari-yrj%C3%B6l%C3%A4 : accessed ), memorial page for Paavo Ilmari “Bear of Hämeenkyrö” Yrjölä (18 Jun 1902–11 Feb 1980), Find a Grave Memorial ID 130952398, citing Hämeenkyrö vanha hautausmaa, Hämeenkyrö, Hämeenkyrö Municipality, Pirkanmaa, Finland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .