Kaarlo Kangasniemi

1941 - Today

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Kaarlo Olavi Kangasniemi (born 4 February 1941) is a retired Finnish weightlifter. Between 1968 and 1972 he won one Olympic, two world and two European titles in the 90 kg division, becoming the only Finnish weightlifter to win either an Olympic or world title. In the same period he set 16 ratified world records: four in the press, seven in the snatch and five in the total. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kaarlo Kangasniemi has received more than 21,750 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Kaarlo Kangasniemi is the 1,345th most popular athlete (down from 969th in 2019), the 379th most popular biography from Finland (down from 336th in 2019) and the 65th most popular Finnish Athlete.

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Among athletes, Kaarlo Kangasniemi ranks 1,345 out of 6,025Before him are Ingemar Hedberg, Commodore Cochran, Ion Drîmbă, Ferenc Németh, Felix Gottwald, and Inge Helten. After him are Juan Rodríguez, Steve Prefontaine, Harald Julin, Freddie Wolff, Roberto Larraz, and Gwen Torrence.

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Among people born in 1941, Kaarlo Kangasniemi ranks 528Before him are Christopher Connelly, Nambi Narayanan, John C. Malone, Wolfgang Fahrian, John Nicholson, and Jürgen Nöldner. After him are Long John Baldry, Jean-Jacques Schuhl, Péter Balázs, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Michael Howard, and Kim Eui-tae.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Kaarlo Kangasniemi ranks 379 out of 751Before him are Antti Kalliomäki (1947), Hannu Salama (1936), Sari Essayah (1967), Väinö Ikonen (1895), Sulo Nurmela (1908), and Aulis Rytkönen (1929). After him are Eino Purje (1900), Kelpo Gröndahl (1920), Eero Kolehmainen (1918), Toimi Alatalo (1929), Matti Lähde (1911), and Tony Kakko (1975).

Among ATHLETES In Finland

Among athletes born in Finland, Kaarlo Kangasniemi ranks 65Before him are Teodor Koskenniemi (1887), Veli Lehtelä (1935), Kaarlo Tuominen (1908), Kaarlo Maaninka (1953), Väinö Ikonen (1895), and Sulo Nurmela (1908). After him are Eino Purje (1900), Eero Kolehmainen (1918), Toimi Alatalo (1929), Väinö Siikaniemi (1887), Pentti Linnosvuo (1933), and Toivo Hyytiäinen (1925).