Veikko Kankkonen

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Veikko Kankkonen (born 5 January 1940) is a retired Finnish ski jumper who competed at the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Winter Olympics. He won two medals in 1964 with a gold in the individual normal hill and a silver in the individual large hill event. That same year he won the jumping competition at the Holmenkollen ski festival, which also earned him the Holmenkollen medal (shared with Eero Mäntyranta, Georg Thoma, and Halvor Næs). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Veikko Kankkonen has received more than 15,292 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Veikko Kankkonen is the 283rd most popular athlete (up from 306th in 2019), the 187th most popular biography from Finland (down from 171st in 2019) and the 20th most popular Finnish Athlete.

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Among athletes, Veikko Kankkonen ranks 283 out of 3,055. Before him are Kenenisa Bekele, Eero Berg, Adolfo Consolini, Viljo Heino, Elfriede Kaun, and Étienne Gailly. After him are Jonni Myyrä, Robert Kerr, Henry Carr, Perikles Kakousis, Roman Steinberg, and Balbir Singh Sr..

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Among people born in 1940, Veikko Kankkonen ranks 284Before him are Zhuang Zedong, Zvonko Bego, Jean-Paul Proust, Vincenzo Cerami, Jia Qinglin, and Mirjam Pressler. After him are George Ritzer, Tommy Lawrence, Richard Lynch, Eberhard Weber, Brigitte Hamann, and Fakhruddin Ahmed.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Veikko Kankkonen ranks 187 out of 509. Before him are Ralf Törngren (1899), Ahti Karjalainen (1923), Aino Ackté (1876), Johannes Linnankoski (1869), Eero Berg (1898), and Viljo Heino (1914). After him are Jonni Myyrä (1892), Valtteri Bottas (1989), Henrik Gabriel Porthan (1739), Arvo Askola (1909), Toivo Loukola (1902), and Toivo Kuula (1883).

Among ATHLETES In Finland

Among athletes born in Finland, Veikko Kankkonen ranks 20Before him are Armas Toivonen (1899), Lauri Lehtinen (1908), Elias Katz (1901), Armas Taipale (1890), Eero Berg (1898), and Viljo Heino (1914). After him are Jonni Myyrä (1892), Arvo Askola (1909), Toivo Loukola (1902), Julius Saaristo (1891), Heikki Liimatainen (1894), and Matti Sippala (1908).