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Kyösti Lehtonen

Full name: Kyösti Eemil Lehtonen
Nickname(s): Köpi
Gender: Male
Height: 5'5" (166 cm)
Weight: 67-74 kg
Born: March 13, 1931 in Jämsä, Keski-Suomi, Finland
Died: November 15, 1987 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Affiliations: Jämsänkosken Kiri, Jämsä (FIN) / Jämsänkosken Voimailijat, Jämsä (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Wrestling in the Greco-Roman lightweight class most of his career, Kyösti Lehtonen won Olympic gold in 1956 and World Championship silver in 1953 and 1955. He also competed at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics and 1958 and 1962 World Championships, but did not medal, with his best finish in those tournaments being fifth at the 1960 Olympics. Lehtonen also won nine Finnish titles during his career: in 1952-57, 1960 and 1962 in Greco-Roman lightweight and in 1961 in Greco-Roman welterweight. Lehtonen finished his sporting career after the 1964 Olympics and later worked as a wrestling coach. After coaching the Norwegian national team for half of a year, and then coaching the Danish national team for another half of a year, Lehtonen returned to Finland and was the coach of Helsingin Paini-Miehet from 1965-67. From 1971-74 Lehtonen was head coach of the Finnish national team and was later a board member of Finnish Wrestling Federation.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 1 Gold
1960 Summer 29 Roma Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 5T
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN AC

Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Wrestling Finland FIN Final Standings AC 1964-10-16 Withdrew r4/6 3
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three 5T 1964-10-18 3
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #5 1 1964-10-18 Lehtonen (FIN) decision, Schneider (GER) 1
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two 6T 1964-10-17 2
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #11 1T 1964-10-17 Lehtonen (FIN) , Petrov (BUL) draw 2
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Wrestling Finland FIN Round One 1T 1964-10-16 0
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #5 1 1964-10-16 Lehtonen (FIN) fall (1:18), Leibovich (ARG) 0

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Final Standings 1 1956-12-03
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match #1 1 1956-12-06 Lehtonen (FIN) fall (8:06), Tóth (HUN)
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round Seven 1 1956-12-06 2
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round Seven Match #2 AC 1956-12-06 Lehtonen (FIN) 0
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round Six 1T 1956-12-06 2
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round Six Match #1 1 1956-12-06 Lehtonen (FIN) decision (2-1), Doğan (TUR) 1
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round Five 1 1956-12-06 1
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round Five Match #2 AC 1956-12-06 Lehtonen (FIN) 0
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four 1 1956-12-06 1
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #3 AC 1956-12-06 Lehtonen (FIN) 0
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three 1 1956-12-05 1
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #1 1 1956-12-05 Lehtonen (FIN) decision (3-0), Stoyanov (BUL) 1
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two 1 1956-12-04 0
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #1 1 1956-12-04 Lehtonen (FIN) walkover 0
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round One 1T 1956-12-03 0
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #2 1 1956-12-03 Lehtonen (FIN) fall (4:10), Evans (USA) 0
1960 Summer 29 Roma Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four 6T 1960-08-30 7
1960 Summer 29 Roma Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #3 2 1960-08-30 Stoyanov (BUL) decision, Lehtonen (FIN) 3
1960 Summer 29 Roma Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three 3T 1960-08-29 4
1960 Summer 29 Roma Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #2 1T 1960-08-29 Koridze (URS) draw, Lehtonen (FIN) 2
1960 Summer 29 Roma Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two 3T 1960-08-27 2
1960 Summer 29 Roma Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #3 1 1960-08-27 Lehtonen (FIN) decision, Kitamura (JPN) 1
1960 Summer 29 Roma Wrestling Finland FIN Round One 3T 1960-08-26 1
1960 Summer 29 Roma Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #2 1 1960-08-26 Lehtonen (FIN) decision, Northrup (USA) 1