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Onni Pellinen

Full name: Onni Wilhelm Pellinen
Nickname(s): Onni-Passa
Gender: Male
Born: February 14, 1899 in Hankasalmi, Keski-Suomi, Finland
Died: October 30, 1945 in İstanbul, İstanbul, Turkey
Affiliations: HKV, Helsinki (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver, 2 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Onni Pellinen was one of the top Greco-Roman light-heavyweight wrestlers in the world during the 1920s and early 1930s. During his career, Pellinen won Olympic silver in 1932 and bronze in 1924 and 1928. He never competed at the World Championships, but won the 1929 and 1931 European titles, placing sixth at the 1935 European Championships. Domestically, Pellinen earned Finnish Greco-Roman light-heavyweight titles in 1926-27, 1929, 1931-32 and 1935 and a freestyle light-heavyweight title in 1933. He also won the Finnish Workers' Sports Federation championships in Greco-Roman middleweight in 1922 and in 1923 in Greco-Roman light-heavyweight. After finishing his career in 1935, Pellinen worked for 10 years as head coach of the Turkish national wrestling team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 25 Paris Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 3 Bronze
1928 Summer 29 Amsterdam Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 3 Bronze
1932 Summer 33 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 2 Silver

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1924 Summer 25 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match #2 AC 1924-07-10 Pellinen (FIN)
1924 Summer 25 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Six Match #1 2 1924-07-10 Svensson (SWE) decision, Pellinen (FIN)
1924 Summer 25 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Five Match #3 AC 1924-07-09 Pellinen (FIN)
1924 Summer 25 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #4 1 Pellinen (FIN) decision, Loo (EST)
1924 Summer 25 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #5 1 1924-07-08 Pellinen (FIN) decision, Misset (NED)
1924 Summer 25 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #8 1 1924-07-07 Pellinen (FIN) fall (3:45), Dömény (HUN)
1924 Summer 25 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #9 1 1924-07-06 Pellinen (FIN) decision, Nađ (YUG)
1928 Summer 29 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Round Five Match #2 2 1928-08-05 Moustafa (EGY) decision, Pellinen (FIN)
1928 Summer 29 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #3 1 1928-08-05 Pellinen (FIN) fall, Szalay (HUN)
1928 Summer 29 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #4 1 1928-08-04 Pellinen (FIN) fall, Pētersons (LAT)
1928 Summer 29 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #4 1 1928-08-03 Pellinen (FIN) decision, Pohla (EST)
1928 Summer 29 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #4 1 1928-08-02 Pellinen (FIN) decision, Westergren (SWE)
1932 Summer 33 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Final Standings 2 1932-08-05
1932 Summer 33 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two 2T 1932-08-06 3
1932 Summer 33 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #1 1 1932-08-06 Pellinen (FIN) fall (14:31), Gruppioni (ITA) 0
1932 Summer 33 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Round One 3 1932-08-05 3
1932 Summer 33 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #1 2 1932-08-05 Svensson (SWE) decision, Pellinen (FIN) 3
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