Paavo Johansson

1895 - 1983

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Paavo ("Pekka") Johansson (later Jaale) (21 October 1895 in Helsinki – 5 December 1983) was a Finnish athlete who competed mainly in the javelin throw.Johansson competed for Finland in the 1920 Summer Olympics held in Antwerp, Belgium, winning the bronze behind Jonni Myyrä and Urho Peltonen and ahead of Julius Saaristo as Finland claimed the first four spots. He also took part in the decathlon, but dropped out after the first day. He returned to Olympics four years later at Paris, this time competing only in the javelin, but failed to make the six man final.He also played football as a forward. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paavo Johansson has received more than 6,417 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Paavo Johansson is the 444th most popular athlete, the 238th most popular biography from Finland and the 32nd most popular Finnish Athlete.

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Among athletes, Paavo Johansson ranks 444 out of 3,055Before him are Olga Gyarmati, Jorma Kinnunen, Bobby Pearce, Archie Williams, Ernst Schultz, and Eino Penttilä. After him are Anni Steuer, Bill Holland, Ivan Patzaichin, Maria Itkina, Aleksandra Chudina, and Leonid Spirin.

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Among people born in 1895, Paavo Johansson ranks 194Before him are Bert Lahr, Hertha Sponer, Frank Foss, Jan Burgers, Vilho Tuulos, and Morris Kirksey. After him are Ben Sharpsteen, Karel Koželuh, William Petersson, Leo Ornstein, Alfredo Zibechi, and Sidney Blackmer. Among people deceased in 1983, Paavo Johansson ranks 173Before him are Eva Pawlik, Bo Ekelund, Luís Mesquita de Oliveira, George Hodgson, Pentti Saarikoski, and Jacqueline Logan. After him are Anton Buttigieg, Nina Dumbadze, Nikolaus Pevsner, Richard Llewellyn, Pat O'Brien, and Dora Gabe.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Paavo Johansson ranks 238 out of 509Before him are Claes Andersson (1937), Mari Kiviniemi (1968), Jorma Kinnunen (1941), Kustaa Pihlajamäki (1902), Katri Helena (1945), and Eino Penttilä (1906). After him are Marion Rung (1945), Timo Kotipelto (1969), Sakari Tuomioja (1911), Teemu Sippo (1947), Emppu Vuorinen (1978), and Akilles Järvinen (1905).

Among ATHLETES In Finland

Among athletes born in Finland, Paavo Johansson ranks 32Before him are Matti Sippala (1908), Paavo Yrjölä (1902), Vilho Tuulos (1895), Eero Lehtonen (1898), Jorma Kinnunen (1941), and Eino Penttilä (1906). After him are Akilles Järvinen (1905), Pauli Nevala (1940), Ville Pörhölä (1897), Verner Järvinen (1870), Teodor Koskenniemi (1887), and Pekka Vasala (1948).