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Paavo Nurmi

Turku 1897 - Helsinki 1973
Finnish middle and long distance runner
(Wikipedia)
Wäinö Aaltonen
1925 (1952)

Helsinki /  Paavo Nurmi   Helsinki /  Paavo Nurmi

Description

Bronze statue of Paavo Nurmi.

Inscription(s)

PAAVO
NURMI

Information Sign

PAAVO NURMI 1987-1971

antwerpen 1920
paris 1924
amsterdam 1928

9 kultamitalia
goldmedaljer
gold medals
3 hopeamitalia
silvermedaljer
silver medals
22 maailmanennätystä (1921-1931)
världsrekords
world records

kuvanveistäja / skulptör / sculptor wäinö aaltonen

Signature

wäinö 1924 / aaltonen

Sculptor

Annotation

Five full-length (2,2 metres) bronze casts were made of the statue. Four of the sculptures are in Finland. This one is situated in front of the Helsinki Olympic Stadium and was erected in 1952. Others are at The Art Museum of Ateneum in Helsinki, at Jyväskylä University, and in the city of Turku. The fifth sculpture is in the Parc Olympique in Lausanne.

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Item Code: fi148; Photograph: 3 July 2013
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