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Martti Nieminen

Full name: Martin Aleksander "Martti" Nieminen
Other name(s): Martti Aleksanteri Nieminen
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: November 3, 1891 in Salo, Varsinais-Suomi, Finland
Died: March 29, 1941 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

In addition to his Olympic bronze, Martti Nieminen won a silver medal in Greco-Roman heavyweight at the 1921 World Championships. He was also Nordic heavyweight champion in 1920, while taking silver in 1919 and 1921, and Finnish Greco-Roman heavyweight champion in 1921 and 1922, while taking bronze in 1924.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 3 Bronze

Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 1920-08-19 Hansen (DEN) fall (1:46), Nieminen (FIN)
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #4 1 1920-08-18 Nieminen (FIN) fall (20:43), Larsen (DEN)
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN 3rd-Place Final Round Match #1 1 1920-08-20 Nieminen (FIN) , Weyand (USA)
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN 3rd-Place Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1920-08-20 Nieminen (FIN) fall (2:48), Willkie (USA)
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