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Erkki Penttilä

Full name: Erkki Eino Antero Penttilä
Gender: Male
Height: 5'6" (167 cm)
Weight: 62-70 kg
Born: June 14, 1932 in Nurmo, Seinäjoki, Etelä-Pohjanmaa, Finland
Died: April 19, 2005 in Nurmo, Seinäjoki, Etelä-Pohjanmaa, Finland
Affiliations: Nurmon Jymy, Nurmo, Seinäjoki (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Erkki Penttilä took up wrestling in 1942 and made his international début at the 1954 World Championships, where he was eliminated after two rounds in freestyle lightweight. Switching back and forth between the freestyle featherweight and lightweight classes his entire career, Penttilä had his best results as a featherweight, winning Penttilä Olympic bronze in 1956 and coming in fourth and xith at the 1957 and 1959 World Championships respectively. As a lightweight, Penttilä competed at the 1965 World Championships and 1966 European Championships, but was eliminated from competition early. Domestically, Penttilä won 12 Finnish titles, all of them in freestyle lightweight in 1954-64 and 1966. After retiring in 1967, Penttilä worked as a farmer, raising broilers and pigs. At the end of the 1960s, he was also briefly the coach of the Finnish national freestyle team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Freestyle Finland FIN 3 Bronze
1960 Summer 28 Roma Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Freestyle Finland FIN 15

Men's Featherweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Final Standings 3 1956-11-28
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four 2T 1956-12-01 4
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #4 AC 1956-12-01 Penttilä (FIN) 0
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three 6T 1956-11-30 4
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #4 1 1956-11-30 Penttilä (FIN) decision (2-1), Givehchi (IRI) 1
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two 7T 1956-11-29 3
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #6 2 1956-11-29 Mewis (BEL) decision (3-0), Penttilä (FIN) 3
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round One 1T 1956-11-28 0
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #5 1 1956-11-28 Penttilä (FIN) fall (11:00), Hall (GBR) 0
1960 Summer 28 Roma Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three 15 1960-09-03 8
1960 Summer 28 Roma Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #4 2 1960-09-03 Rubashvili (URS) fall (3:12), Penttilä (FIN) 4
1960 Summer 28 Roma Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two 14T 1960-09-02 4
1960 Summer 28 Roma Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #3 1 1960-09-02 Penttilä (FIN) decision, Kellermann (HUN) 1
1960 Summer 28 Roma Wrestling Finland FIN Round One 15T 1960-09-01 3
1960 Summer 28 Roma Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #3 2 1960-09-01 Dağıstanlı (TUR) decision, Penttilä (FIN) 3