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The Flying Finn

Date of occurrence:

01/01/1920

Paavo Nurmi runs to the gold- During the Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium, Paavo Nurmi, the legendary Finnish runner wins 3 gold medals in cross-country running: 10,000m, cross country event, and the cross country team event.
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The 3 gold medals and 1 silver medal that Nurmi won in Antwerp were just the starting point in his legendary Olympic career, in which he won 9 gold medals and 3 silver medals.

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