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Erik Wilén

Erik Wilén
Erik Wilén in 1929
Personal information
Born 15 July 1898
Helsinki, Finland
Died 23 July 1982 (aged 84)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 72–74 kg
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 200–800 m, 400 m hurdles, triple jump
Club HIFK, Helsinki
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 200 m – 22.6 (1919)
400 m – 49.0 (1923)
800 m – 1:57.0 (1921)
400 mH – 53.6e (1924)
TJ – 13.59 m (1918)[1][2]

Erik Wilhelm "Erkka" Wilén (15 July 1898 – 23 July 1982) was a Finnish sprinter. He competed at the 1920, 1924 and 1928 Summer Olympics in the 400 m and 400 m hurdles events and won a silver medal in the 400 m hurdles in 1924. He failed to reach the finals in all his other events.[1]


  1. ^ a b Erkka Wilén.
  2. ^ Erik Wilén.
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