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Väinö Kajander

Full name: Väinö Viktor Kajander (-Kajukorpi)
Nickname(s): Kaiju
Gender: Male
Born: November 30, 1893 in Elimäki, Kouvola, Kymenlaakso, Finland
Died: September 16, 1978 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Affiliations: Helsingin Jyry, Helsinki (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

The high point of Väinö Kajander’s career was the 1932 Olympics, where he won a silver medal in Greco-Roman welterweight. At the time of the Olympics, Kajander was already 39-years-old and he continued to compete until 1936. In 1930, Kajander also won gold at the Workers’ World Championships. Kajander never won a Finnish title, but was the Finnish Workers' Sports Federation Greco-Roman middleweight champion in 1920-23, 1926 and 1928. By profession, Kajander was a machinist.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 38 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 2 Silver

Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1932 Summer 38 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Final Standings 2 1932-08-04
1932 Summer 38 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match #1 2 1932-08-07 Johansson (SWE) decision, Kajander (FIN)
1932 Summer 38 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four 1T 1932-08-06 0
1932 Summer 38 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #1 1 1932-08-06 Kajander (FIN) fall (11:39), Gallegati (ITA) 0
1932 Summer 38 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three 1T 1932-08-06 0
1932 Summer 38 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #2 1 1932-08-06 Kajander (FIN) fall (3:06), Jensen (DEN) 0
1932 Summer 38 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two 1T 1932-08-05 0
1932 Summer 38 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #4 AC 1932-08-05 Kajander (FIN) 0
1932 Summer 38 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Round One 1T 1932-08-04 0
1932 Summer 38 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #4 1 1932-08-04 Kajander (FIN) fall (11:34), Yoshida (JPN) 0
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