Johan Werner Weckman ( fin. Johan Verner Weckman ; July 26, 1882 , Loviisa , Newland Governorate , Russian Empire - February 22, 1968 , Helsinki ) - Finnish Greco-Roman wrestler , champion of the 1908 Summer Olympics .
|Johan verner weckman|
|Full name||Johan Werner Weckman|
|Date of Birth||July 26, 1882|
|Place of Birth||Loviisa , Russian Empire|
|Date of death||February 22, 1968 (85 years)|
|Place of death||Helsinki , Finland|
At the 1908 Games in London, Vekman competed in the weight category up to 93.0 kg. He won all four of his meetings and became a champion, receiving a gold medal.
In addition, Vekman participated in the unofficial Olympics 1906 in Athens . He became a champion in weight up to 85 kg and won a silver award in the open class, but these medals are not recognized by the International Olympic Committee , since the Games were held without his consent.
Since 1921, Vekman worked at the cable factory "Kaapelitehdas". He worked on it for 35 years - first as a technical director, and later as an executive director. In 1953 he was awarded the honorary title of mountain adviser .
In 1937, Werner Vekman became President of the Finnish Cable Works (FCW, later Nokia). Worked in 1909–21 a mining engineer at Russian enterprises, he knew Russian well. Knowledge of the Soviet economic system and the preserved ties in Soviet industrial circles helped Werner organize sales of Nokia Group products in the USSR even before the start of World War II, and then continue to trade with the Soviet Union in the post-war period, which allowed the concern to maintain stability and prepare a base for Nokia’s further market advance in the 1950s – 1960s ( here and here ).
- One hundred wonderful Finns. Kaleidoscope of biographies = 100 suomalaista pienoiselämäkertaa venäjäksi / Ed. Timo Vihavainen ( Timo Vihavainen ); per. from Finnish. I. M. Solomeshcha. - Helsinki : Finnish Literature Society ( Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura ), 2004. - 814 p. - ISBN 951-746-522-X . . - Electronic version (Verified January 26, 2009)