Paavo Lonkila

1923 - 2017

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Paavo Olavi Lonkila (born Lång on 11 January 1923 – 22 September 2017) was a Finnish cross-country skier. He won a gold medal in the 4 × 10 km relay at the 1952 Olympics and finished third in the individual 18 km race, 11 seconds behind his teammate Tapio Mäkelä. Earlier his 4 × 10 km relay team placed second at the 1950 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, where he finished fifth over 18 km. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paavo Lonkila has received more than 12,247 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Paavo Lonkila is the 31st most popular skier (down from 26th in 2019), the 204th most popular biography from Finland (down from 150th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Finnish Skier.

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Among skiers, Paavo Lonkila ranks 31 out of 540Before him are Alf Andersen, Anders Haugen, Gustav Thöni, Kjetil André Aamodt, Bjørn Wirkola, and Antti Hyvärinen. After him are Juha Mieto, Noriaki Kasai, Toralf Engan, Toini Gustafsson, Nils Karlsson, and Pirmin Zurbriggen.

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Among people born in 1923, Paavo Lonkila ranks 260Before him are Charlie Mariano, Devan Nair, Sara Lidman, Bülent Ulusu, Lygia Fagundes Telles, and Palden Thondup Namgyal. After him are Bob Barker, Adãozinho, Thad Jones, Netti Witziers-Timmer, Eugénio de Andrade, and Otar Korkia. Among people deceased in 2017, Paavo Lonkila ranks 301Before him are Betty Cuthbert, Paul J. Weitz, Robert Guillaume, Michael Ogio, Darlanne Fluegel, and Robert Alt. After him are Lola Albright, Mikhail Nikolayevich Zadornov, Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, Eugene Garfield, Derek Parfit, and Tatiana Zatulovskaya.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Paavo Lonkila ranks 204 out of 509Before him are Antti Hackzell (1881), Lasse Mårtenson (1934), August Ahlqvist (1826), Jukka Nevalainen (1978), Antti Hyvärinen (1932), and Christian von Steven (1781). After him are Emil Väre (1885), Rainer von Fieandt (1890), V. J. Sukselainen (1906), Reino Kuuskoski (1907), Heikki Liimatainen (1894), and Juha Mieto (1949).

Among SKIERS In Finland

Among skiers born in Finland, Paavo Lonkila ranks 3Before him are Matti Nykänen (1963) and Antti Hyvärinen (1932). After him are Juha Mieto (1949), Toini Gustafsson (1938), Heikki Hasu (1926), Janne Ahonen (1977), Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi (1955), Jouko Törmänen (1954), Harri Kirvesniemi (1958), Helena Takalo (1947), and Mika Myllylä (1969).