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Anniversary book

A book was published due to the anniversary of 75 years old Finnish Weightlifting Federation.

The book is written unfortunatelly in Finnish only. The title is: “EINO MÄKINEN – Kurun Karhu” (Eino Mäkinen – the bear from Kuru). 191 photos and illustrations decorate the book.
The author is Lauri Järvinen. His work is a biography of the first ever Finnish weightlifter, who won medals in continental and world level, it gives a good picture on the history of weightlifting in Finland as a whole.

Eino Mäkinen was born June 13th 1926. He is retired from Tampere Town as a Chief engineer and lives in Tampere with his wife Aila.


(by Taisto Kuoppala)