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Mikko Huhtala

Full name: Mikko Kustaa Huhtala
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 74-83 kg
Born: March 30, 1952 in Lapua, Etelä-Pohjanmaa, Finland
Affiliations: Lapuan Virkiä, Lapua (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Mikko Huhtala took up wrestling in 1959 and mainly competed as a Greco-Roman welterweight, but occasionally wrestled in middleweight later in his career. Huhtala made his international début at the 1976 European Championships and competed at every Olympic Game, World Championship and European Championship between 1976 and 1981. Huhtala won Olympic bronze in 1980, World Championship silver in 1981 and a European Championship silver in 1980, all in Greco-Roman welterweight. Huhtala was the 1982 Nordic middleweight champion and captured Finnish welterweight titles in 1976-78 and 1980 and a middleweight title in 1979. After finishing his sporting career, Huhtala worked as a construction engineer and served as the chairman of Etelä-Pohjanmaa (Southern Ostrobothnia) Building Contractors and Engineers Association.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 4
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 3 Bronze

Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Wrestling Finland FIN Final Standings 4 1976-07-20
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Wrestling Finland FIN Round Five 4 1976-07-23 7,5
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Wrestling Finland FIN Round Five Match #1 2 1976-07-23 Helbing (FRG) fall (2:09), Huhtala (FIN) 4,0
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four 3 1976-07-23 3,5
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #3 2 1976-07-23 Mácha (TCH) decision (4-3), Huhtala (FIN) 3,0
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three 2T 1976-07-22 0,5
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #4 1 1976-07-22 Huhtala (FIN) decision (12-3), Barban (CUB) 0,5
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two 1T 1976-07-21 0,0
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #4 1 1976-07-21 Huhtala (FIN) DQ (4:24), Matthews (USA) 0,0
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Wrestling Finland FIN Round One 1T 1976-07-20 0,0
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #4 1 1976-07-20 Huhtala (FIN) DQ (5:15), Krzesiński (POL) 0,0
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Finland FIN Final Standings 3 1980-07-21
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round One Match #1 2 1980-07-23 Bykov (URS) decision (7-4), Huhtala (FIN)
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Two Match #2 AC 1980-07-23 Huhtala (FIN)
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Finland FIN Round Five 3 1980-07-23 5,0
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Finland FIN Round Five Match #1 2 1980-07-23 Kocsis (HUN) fall (5:44), Huhtala (FIN) 4,0
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four 1T 1980-07-23 1,0
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #4 AC 1980-07-23 Huhtala (FIN) 0,0
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three 1T 1980-07-22 1,0
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #4 1 1980-07-22 Huhtala (FIN) decision (7-3), Dziadura (POL) 1,0
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two 1T 1980-07-21 0,0
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #7 1 1980-07-21 Huhtala (FIN) DQ (5:56), Lutfi Shihad (IRQ) 0,0
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Finland FIN Round One 1T 1980-07-21 0,0
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #6 1 1980-07-21 Huhtala (FIN) fall (1:31), Barban (CUB) 0,0