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Kyösti Luukko

Full name: Aukusti "Kyösti" Luukko
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 82-84 kg
Born: February 17, 1903 in Nurmo, Seinäjoki, Etelä-Pohjanmaa, Finland
Died: October 27, 1970 in Nurmo, Seinäjoki, Etelä-Pohjanmaa, Finland
Affiliations: Nurmon Jymy, Nurmo, Seinäjoki (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Kyösti Luukko was the best Finnish freestyle middleweight wrestler in the 1930s. The high point of his career was the 1932 Olympics, where he won a silver medal. Luukko also competed at the 1936 Olympics, where he was sixth, and won bronze at the 1931 European Championships. Domestically, Luukko won nine Finnish titles: in 1931-33 and 1936 in freestyle middleweight, in 1935, 1937 and 1938 in freestyle light-heavyweight and in 1928 and 1933 in Greco-Roman light-heavyweight. Luukko worked as a farmhand.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Freestyle Finland FIN 2 Silver
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Freestyle Finland FIN 6

Men's Middleweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Final Standings 2 1932-08-01
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match #1 1 1932-08-03 Luukko (FIN) fall (7:29), Tunyogi (HUN)
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three 4 1932-08-02 4
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #1 2 1932-08-02 Hess (USA) fall (5:03), Luukko (FIN) 3
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two 1 1932-08-02 1
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #4 AC 1932-08-02 Luukko (FIN) 0
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Round One 4T 1932-08-01 1
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #3 1 1932-08-01 Luukko (FIN) decision, Johansson (SWE) 1
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Final Standings 6 1936-08-02
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four 6 1936-08-04 7
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #2 2 1936-08-04 Voliva (USA) injury, Luukko (FIN) 3
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three 6 1936-08-04 4
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #4 1 1936-08-04 Luukko (FIN) decision (3-0), Sysel (TCH) 1
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two 7T 1936-08-04 3
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #5 2 1936-08-04 Poilvé (FRA) decision (3-0), Luukko (FIN) 3
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round One 1T 1936-08-02 0
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #5 1 1936-08-02 Luukko (FIN) fall (5:12), Van Hoorebeke (BEL) 0
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