Very desirable official gold medal winner’s diploma issued to Finland’s Veikko Hakulinen for the 4 x 10 kilometer relay cross-country skiing event at the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Olympics, 9.25 x 12.25, with images of the gold medal sides and bold text with Olympic rings: “VIII, Olympic Winter Games, Squaw Valley, California 1960, Diploma, Veikko Hakulinen, Mens 4x10 KM Cross Country Relay, First.” In fine condition.
Hakulinen was one of Finland’s most decorated Olympic skiers, amassing a total of seven medals over four Olympic Games. At Squaw Valley, Hakulinen earned medals in three cross-country skiing events: a gold in the 4 x 10 km relay, a silver in the 50 km, and a bronze in the 15 km. In Finland, Hakulinen was chosen as sports personality of the year in 1952, 1953, 1954, and 1960.
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