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Heikki Kähkönen

Full name: Heikki Kähkönen
Gender: Male
Height: 5'2" (158 cm)
Weight: 58-62 kg
Born: December 26, 1891 in Rääkkylä, Pohjois-Karjala, Finland
Died: June 30, 1962 in Imatra, Etelä-Karjala, Finland
Affiliations: Viipurin Voimailijat, Vyborg (RUS)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

At the 1920 Olympic Games, a virtually unknown Heikki Kähkönen won a surprising silver medal behind his more famous clubmate Oskari Friman in the Greco-Roman featherweight class. Kähkönen reached the final by defeating three of his five opponents by fall and two by decision, but then lost to Friman by fall in the final. This medal is the only accomplishment of note during Kähkönen’s wrestling career, as his best finish at the Finnish Championships was fifth in 1917.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 2 Silver

Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match 1/2 2 1920-08-20 Friman (FIN) fall (4:22), Kähkönen (FIN)
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1920-08-19 Kähkönen (FIN) decision (25:00), Pütsep (EST)
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1920-08-18 Kähkönen (FIN) fall (7:07), Torgensen (DEN)
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #7 1 1920-08-17 Kähkönen (FIN) fall (7:00), Brian (USA)
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN 2nd-Place Final Round Match #1 1 1920-08-20 Kähkönen (FIN) fall (5:40), Boumans (BEL)
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN 2nd-Place Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1920-08-20 Kähkönen (FIN) decision (31:34), Svensson (SWE)