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Vilho Pekkala

Full name: Vilho Ferdinand Pekkala
Gender: Male
Born: April 3, 1898 in Kotka, Kymenlaakso, Finland
Died: October 20, 1974 in Kotka, Kymenlaakso, Finland
Affiliations: HKV, Helsinki (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Vilho Pekkala made his international début at the 1924 Olympics, where he won a bronze medal in freestyle middleweight. Four years later, at the 1928 Olympics, Pekkala was seventh in the same class. Pekkala won his only Finnish title in 1928 in freestyle middleweight.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 26 Paris Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Freestyle Finland FIN 3 Bronze
1928 Summer 30 Amsterdam Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Freestyle Finland FIN 7

Men's Middleweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1924 Summer 26 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1924-07-13 Ollivier (BEL) decision, Pekkala (FIN)
1924 Summer 26 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1924-07-12 Pekkala (FIN) decision, Smith (USA)
1924 Summer 26 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #7 1 1924-07-11 Pekkala (FIN) decision, Wright (USA)
1924 Summer 26 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN 3rd-Place Final Round Match #1 1 1924-07-14 Pekkala (FIN) decision, Penttilä (FIN)
1924 Summer 26 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN 3rd-Place Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1924-07-14 Pekkala (FIN) decision, Bonassin (ITA)
1924 Summer 26 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN 3rd-Place Quarter-Finals Match #1 AC 1924-07-14 Pekkala (FIN)
1928 Summer 30 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1928-07-31 Hammonds (USA) , Pekkala (FIN)
1928 Summer 30 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1928-07-30 Pekkala (FIN) , Deniel (FRA)
1928 Summer 30 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #8 AC 1928-07-30 Pekkala (FIN)
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