Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Vintage Ski Poles

These ski poles were purchased at an antique store in Walsenburg, CO.  After doing some research, I found out they were used by Ecko Jarvinen in the 1928 olympics (the 1st official winter olympics).  At the 1928 winter olympics, he finished fourth in the nortic combined competition and 22nd in the ski jump competition.  He also competed in the military patrol event which was held as a demonstration sport and finished second with the Finnish team.  He won an individual bronze at the 1929 FIS Nordic World Ski Championship in Zakopane.

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