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Arvo Lindén

Full name: Arvo Leander Lindén (-Linko)
Nickname(s): Foxterrieri
Gender: Male
Height: 5'5" (166 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: February 27, 1887 in Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland
Died: March 18, 1941 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Affiliations: Tampereen Pyrintö, Tampere (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Arvo Lindén was a skilled swimmer, diver, gymnast and cyclist, but his most important accomplishments came in wrestling. After winning his only Finnish wrestling title in 1908 in Greco-Roman lightweight, Lindén was selected to the 1908 Finnish Olympic team and at the Olympics, after defeating his first three opponents by fall, he lost to Russian Nikolay Orlov by decision in a semifinal and had to settle for a bronze medal. In 1908, Lindén also won silver at the Nordic Championships and, as Finland was then an autonomous part of the Russian Empire, Lindén also won the 1909-10 Russian lightweight titles. Lindén retired in 1910 and opened his own shoe repair shop, but he emigrated to Canada at the start of World War I. Lindén returned to Finland in the 1920s and settled in Helsinki, working as a night guard. He also took up diving again and became the Finnish Workers' Sports Federation champion, at over 40-years-old.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 21 London Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 3 Bronze

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1908 Summer 21 London Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match 3/4 1 1908-07-25 Lindén (FIN) , Persson (SWE)
1908 Summer 21 London Wrestling Finland FIN Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1908-07-23 Orlov (RUS) decision, Lindén (FIN)
1908 Summer 21 London Wrestling Finland FIN Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1908-07-23 Lindén (FIN) fall (13:32), Møller (DEN)
1908 Summer 21 London Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #1 1 1908-07-23 Lindén (FIN) fall (4:15), Carlsen (DEN)
1908 Summer 21 London Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #1 1 1908-07-23 Lindén (FIN) fall (2:33), Hansen (BEL)