Pekka Vasala

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Pekka Antero Vasala (born 17 April 1948) is a retired Finnish middle-distance athlete who won an Olympic gold medal in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City he failed to advance from the first round of heats in the 1500 m. In Munich he won the 1500 m race in a time of 3 minutes 36.3 seconds, ahead of Kip Keino and Rod Dixon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pekka Vasala has received more than 38,776 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Pekka Vasala is the 696th most popular athlete (up from 771st in 2019), the 288th most popular biography from Finland (up from 307th in 2019) and the 36th most popular Finnish Athlete.

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Among athletes, Pekka Vasala ranks 696 out of 6,025Before him are Pauli Nevala, Guy de Luget, Valerio Arri, James Juvenal, Prosper Bruggeman, and Ivo Trumbić. After him are Tatyana Anisimova, Dorothy Tyler-Odam, Ingrid Auerswald, Karl Johan Svensson, Akio Kaminaga, and Doug Rogers.

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Among people born in 1948, Pekka Vasala ranks 460Before him are Richard Simmons, Robert Trump, Johan Boskamp, Valeri Brainin, Mykola Avilov, and Rocco Buttiglione. After him are Florea Dumitrache, Michael Kitchen, Jan van Beveren, Ernst Jean-Joseph, Wolf Erlbruch, and Norbert Nigbur.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Pekka Vasala ranks 288 out of 751Before him are Laila Kinnunen (1939), Märta Tikkanen (1935), Siiri Rantanen (1924), Kustaa Pihlajamäki (1902), Viljo Heino (1914), and Pauli Nevala (1940). After him are Olavi Virta (1915), Rosa Liksom (1958), Jorma Kinnunen (1941), Pentti Eskola (1883), Emppu Vuorinen (1978), and Sakari Tuomioja (1911).

Among ATHLETES In Finland

Among athletes born in Finland, Pekka Vasala ranks 36Before him are Martti Marttelin (1897), Lauri Lehtinen (1908), Akilles Järvinen (1905), Siiri Rantanen (1924), Viljo Heino (1914), and Pauli Nevala (1940). After him are Jorma Kinnunen (1941), Matti Sippala (1908), Julius Saaristo (1891), Eero Lehtonen (1898), Vilho Tuulos (1895), and Urho Peltonen (1893).