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Väinö Penttala

Full name: Väinö Verner Penttala (-Vaissalo)
Nickname(s): Kyröön pantteri
Gender: Male
Born: January 16, 1897 in Isokyrö, Pohjanmaa, Finland
Died: February 28, 1976 in Isokyrö, Pohjanmaa, Finland
Affiliations: Kyrön Voima, Kyrö (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

The 1920 Olympic Games were Väinö Penttala’s only major international tournament. In addition to his Olympic silver, Penttala was the Finnish champion in 1923 in freestyle welterweight, in 1924 and 1927 in freestyle middleweight and in 1925 in freestyle light-heavyweight. He was later elected as the president of his club, Kyrön Voima.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Freestyle Finland FIN 2 Silver

Men's Middleweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match 1/2 2 1920-08-27 Leino (FIN) , Penttala (FIN)
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1920-08-27 Penttala (FIN) , Frantz (USA)
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1920-08-27 Penttala (FIN) , Derkinderen (BEL)
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #1 1 1920-08-26 Penttala (FIN) decision, Bacon (GBR)
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #1 1 1920-08-25 Penttala (FIN) fall (7:15), Backsman (FRA)