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Reino Kangasmäki

Full name: Reino Kalervo Kangasmäki
Gender: Male
Height: 5'4" (162 cm)
Weight: 52-55 kg
Born: July 2, 1916 in Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa, Finland
Died: September 26, 2010 in Vaasa, Pohjanmaa, Finland
Affiliations: Vaasan Toverit, Vaasa (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Reino Kangasmäki captured a surprising bronze medal in the newly created Greco-Roman wrestling flyweight class that was contested at the 1948 Olympics for the first time. The 1948 Olympics were Kangasmäki’s only major international tournament. Domestically, Kangasmäki never won a Finnish title, earning Greco-Roman bantamweight bronze in 1943 and Greco-Roman flyweight silver in 1947, although he didwin the Finnish Workers' Sports Federation Greco-Roman flyweight title in 1948, while taking bronze in Greco-Roman bantamweight in 1943 and 1945.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 32 London Wrestling Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 3 Bronze

Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1948 Summer 32 London Wrestling Finland FIN Final Standings 3 1948-08-03
1948 Summer 32 London Wrestling Finland FIN Round Five 4T 1948-08-06 6
1948 Summer 32 London Wrestling Finland FIN Round Five Match #2 2 1948-08-06 Szilágyi (HUN) decision (2-1), Kangasmäki (FIN) 2
1948 Summer 32 London Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four 3T 1948-08-05 4
1948 Summer 32 London Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #1 2 1948-08-05 Lombardi (ITA) decision (3-0), Kangasmäki (FIN) 3
1948 Summer 32 London Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three 1T 1948-08-05 1
1948 Summer 32 London Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #1 1 1948-08-05 Kangasmäki (FIN) fall (6:09), Faure (FRA) 0
1948 Summer 32 London Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two 1T 1948-08-04 1
1948 Summer 32 London Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #1 1 1948-08-04 Kangasmäki (FIN) decision (2-1), Möller (SWE) 1
1948 Summer 32 London Wrestling Finland FIN Round One 1T 1948-08-03 0
1948 Summer 32 London Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #7 AC 1948-08-03 Kangasmäki (FIN) 0