Väinö Korhonen

Väinö Korhonen

Korhonen (right) at the 1956 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1926-12-21) 21 December 1926
Jääski, Finland
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Sport Modern pentathlon, fencing

Väinö Korhonen (born 21 December 1926) is a retired Finnish modern pentathlete and épée fencer who competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics. He won two bronze medals in the individual and team modern pentathlon events.[1]

Korhonen won three team medals at the world championships of 1957–1959; his best individual result was fourth place in 1957. Domestically he won the Finnish title in 1954 and 1955, placing second in 1957 and 1962, and third in 1951, 1959, 1961, 1964 and 1967. Korhonen was also a Finnish champion in fencing, swimming and water polo. He was selected as the best Finnish modern pentathlete of the year in 1954, 1957 and 1962.[1]


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