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Väinö Ikonen

Full name: Väinö Vilhelm Johannes Ikonen
Nickname(s): Ikos-Väiski
Gender: Male
Height: 5'5" (166 cm)
Weight: 56-62 kg
Born: October 5, 1895 in Tuusniemi, Pohjois-Savo, Finland
Died: February 10, 1954 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Affiliations: HKV, Helsinki (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Before taking up wrestling at the end of 1910s, Väinö Ikonen was known as a pole vaulter who won bronze at the 1916 Finnish Championships. As a wrestler, Ikonen won Olympic Greco-Roman bantamweight bronze in 1924 and was World Greco-Roman bantamweight champion in 1921. He also won Nordic titles in 1920 and 1921, a Finnish Greco-Roman featherweight title in 1922, and a Finnish freestyle bantamweight title in 1924. After finishing his sporting career, Ikonen worked as a wrestling coach, serving as coach of the Finnish national team. He also served as a wrestling referee, most notably at the 1936 Olympics, and was a board member of the Finnish Wrestling Federation.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 28 Paris Wrestling Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 3 Bronze

Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1924 Summer 28 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match #2 2 1924-07-10 Ahlfors (FIN) decision, Ikonen (FIN)
1924 Summer 28 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Five Match #4 1 Ikonen (FIN) decision, Olsen (NOR)
1924 Summer 28 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #3 1 Ikonen (FIN) decision, Martinsen (NOR)
1924 Summer 28 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #7 1 1924-07-08 Ikonen (FIN) decision, Koolmann (EST)
1924 Summer 28 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #10 2 1924-07-07 Pütsep (EST) decision, Ikonen (FIN)
1924 Summer 28 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #10 1 Ikonen (FIN) decision, Gozzi (ITA)