Ilmari Salminen

1902 - 1986

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Ilmari R. Salminen (21 September 1902 – 5 January 1986) was a Finnish long-distance runner, winner of the 10,000 metres at the 1936 Summer Olympics. Salminen became one of the best long-distance runners in the 1930s when he began his international athletics career in 1934 by winning the 10,000 m and taking bronze in 5000 m at the first European Championships in Turin, thus becoming a main favorite at the Olympic 10,000 m run. On the first day of competitions in the Berlin Olympics, Salminen won the 10,000 m final before compatriots Arvo Askola and Volmari Iso-Hollo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ilmari Salminen has received more than 27,504 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Ilmari Salminen is the 237th most popular athlete (down from 229th in 2019), the 153rd most popular biography from Finland (up from 160th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Finnish Athlete.

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Among athletes, Ilmari Salminen ranks 237 out of 6,025Before him are Walter Tewksbury, Milkha Singh, Ugo Frigerio, Aleksander Klumberg, Dragutin Šurbek, and Meriones. After him are Terry Fox, Asafa Powell, Giulio Gaudini, Dominik Hašek, Tatyana Kazankina, and Erik Lundqvist.

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Among people born in 1902, Ilmari Salminen ranks 174Before him are Shen Congwen, Erik Eriksen, Herbert Feigl, Andrés Mazali, Valerian Zorin, and Sergey Lebedev. After him are Edward Condon, Juan Evaristo, Henry Hansen, Emanuel Feuermann, Carlos Vidal, and Vissarion Shebalin. Among people deceased in 1986, Ilmari Salminen ranks 134Before him are Valerian Zorin, D. R. Kaprekar, Teddy Wilson, Moses Finley, W. Averell Harriman, and Lili Kraus. After him are Keenan Wynn, Yasuzo Masumura, Broderick Crawford, Ivan Papanin, Murray Hamilton, and Tahir Yahya.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Ilmari Salminen ranks 153 out of 751Before him are Lill Lindfors (1940), Johan Wilhelm Rangell (1894), Jorma Panula (1930), Ernst Leonard Lindelöf (1870), Paavo Talvela (1897), and Toivo Mikael Kivimäki (1886). After him are Gustaf Molander (1888), Christian von Steven (1781), Erkki Aaltonen (1910), Paavo Haavikko (1931), Volmari Iso-Hollo (1907), and Aino Ackté (1876).

Among ATHLETES In Finland

Among athletes born in Finland, Ilmari Salminen ranks 9Before him are Ville Ritola (1896), Lasse Virén (1949), Matti Järvinen (1909), Albin Stenroos (1889), Gunnar Höckert (1910), and Elias Katz (1901). After him are Volmari Iso-Hollo (1907), Juhani Suutarinen (1943), Lauri Virtanen (1904), Vilho Niittymaa (1896), Jonni Myyrä (1892), and Eero Berg (1898).