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Kaarlo Mäkinen

Full name: Kaarlo Edvin Mäkinen
Nickname(s): Kalle, Mäkis-Kalle
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 56-65 kg
Born: May 14, 1892 in Mariehamn, Åland, Finland
Died: May 11, 1980 in Turku, Varsinais-Suomi, Finland
Affiliations: Turun Riento, Turku (FIN) / Turun Voimamiehet, Turku (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Kaarlo Mäkinen was one of the world’s top bantamweight wrestlers during the 1920s. Being equally strong in both styles of wrestling, he won most of his international awards in freestyle. In Greco-Roman, Mäkinen won silver and bronze at the 1921 and 1922 World Championships respectively, while in freestyle he captured Olympic gold in 1928 and silver in 1924. At the Finnish Championships Mäkinen won four titles: in 1921 and 1923 in Greco-Roman bantamweight, in 1923 in freestyle featherweight and in 1928 in freestyle bantamweight.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Freestyle Finland FIN 9T
1924 Summer 31 Paris Wrestling Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle Finland FIN 2 Silver
1928 Summer 36 Amsterdam Wrestling Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle Finland FIN 1 Gold

Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1924 Summer 31 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match 1/2 2 1924-07-14 Pihlajamäki (FIN) decision, Mäkinen (FIN)
1924 Summer 31 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1924-07-13 Mäkinen (FIN) fall, Larsson (SWE)
1924 Summer 31 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1924-07-12 Mäkinen (FIN) decision, Sansum (GBR)
1924 Summer 31 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #7 1 1924-07-11 Mäkinen (FIN) decision, Ducayla (FRA)
1924 Summer 31 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN 2nd-Place Final Round Match #1 1 1924-07-14 Mäkinen (FIN) decision, Hines (USA)
1924 Summer 31 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN 2nd-Place Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1924-07-14 Mäkinen (FIN) decision, Darby (GBR)
1928 Summer 36 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match #1 1 1928-08-01 Mäkinen (FIN) , Hewitt (USA)
1928 Summer 36 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1928-07-31 Mäkinen (FIN) , Spapen (BEL)
1928 Summer 36 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #3 1 1928-07-30 Mäkinen (FIN) , Sansum (GBR)

Men's Featherweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #2 2 1920-08-25 Gerson (USA) decision, Mäkinen (FIN)
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