10 Facts About Arto Bryggare


Arto Kalervo Bryggare was born on 26 May 1958 in Kouvola and is a Finnish former hurdling athlete.

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Arto Bryggare was a member of the Parliament of Finland, representing the Social Democratic Party of Finland from 1995 to 1999 and 2003 to 2007.

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Undoubtedly, Arto Bryggare was the finest ever Finnish high hurdler winning medals in almost every major championship he competed.

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Arto Bryggare began 1979 strongly, finishing second at European Indoors beaten only by the best European high-hurdler in 70's, Thomas Munkelt from East Germany.

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Arto Bryggare continued improving and started 1981 with winning his first European Indoor title when he was winner over 50m hurdles at championships held in Grenoble.

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Arto Bryggare couldn't have better chance for that feat because inaugural World Championships were held on his home soil, at Helsinki in 1983.

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Arto Bryggare was in fine form at championships setting new personal best prior to the final and in the final he finished close second, beaten only by great Greg Foster from USA.

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Arto Bryggare started bravely setting new personal best in a time of 13.

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Arto Bryggare attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, which features a distinguished track program.

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Arto Bryggare ended his hurdling career in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, where he considered having been as a "tourist".

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