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Kalle Anttila

Full name: Kaarlo Johan Jalmari "Kalle" Anttila
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 61-67 kg
Born: August 30, 1887 in Muhos, Pohjois-Pohjanmaa, Finland
Died: January 1, 1975 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Kalle Anttila was accomplished at both forms of international wrestling. He won the 1920 Olympic lightweight championship in freestyle and the 1924 Olympic title in Greco-Roman featherweight. Anttila is one of three wrestlers to have won Olympic gold medals in both styles, the others being Kristjan Palusalu and Ivar Johansson. Anttila also won two World titles, both of those in Greco-Roman featherweight class in 1921-22. At the Finnish championships, Anttila won six titles: in 1918-19 in Greco-Roman featherweight, in 1920 in Greco-Roman middleweight, in 1924 and 1929 in freestyle lightweight and in 1929 in Greco-Roman lightweight. By profession Anttila was a tailor who opened his own shop in Helsinki in 1908. In 1932 he founded Anttilan Pukimo OY (later Kalle Anttila OY), which manufactures men’s work outfits. His son, also named Kalle Anttila, was a successful businessman who founded the Anttila department store chain that now operates over 30 department stores in Finland, Estonia and Latvia.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Freestyle Finland FIN 1 Gold
1924 Summer 36 Paris Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 1 Gold

Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1924 Summer 36 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match 1/2 1 1924-07-10 Anttila (FIN) decision, Toivola (FIN)
1924 Summer 36 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Seven Match #2 1 1924-07-10 Anttila (FIN) decision, Nord (NOR)
1924 Summer 36 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Six Match #1 1 1924-07-10 Anttila (FIN) fall (10:45), Svensson (SWE)
1924 Summer 36 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Five Match #4 AC Anttila (FIN)
1924 Summer 36 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #6 1 Anttila (FIN) decision, Käpp (EST)
1924 Summer 36 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #7 1 1924-07-08 Anttila (FIN) fall (12:00), Eriksen (DEN)
1924 Summer 36 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #10 1 1924-07-07 Anttila (FIN) fall (17:28), Dyršmíd (TCH)
1924 Summer 36 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #11 1 Anttila (FIN) fall (5:50), Torgensen (DEN)

Men's Lightweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match 1/2 1 1920-08-27 Anttila (FIN) , Svensson (SWE)
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1920-08-27 Anttila (FIN) , Thijs (BEL)
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1920-08-26 Anttila (FIN) decision, Shimmon (USA)
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #1 1 1920-08-25 Anttila (FIN) fall (5:20), Deligny (FRA)
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