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Kalervo Rauhala

Full name: Kalervo Juhani Rauhala
Nickname(s): Kassu, Ylistaron karhunpentu
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 80-90 kg
Born: October 19, 1930 in Ylistaro, Seinäjoki, Etelä-Pohjanmaa, Finland
Affiliations: Ylistaron Kilpa-Veljet, Seinäjoki (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Related Olympians: Uncle of Jukka Rauhala; Uncle of Pekka Rauhala.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Kalervo Rauhala won Greco-Roman middleweight silver at the 1952 Olympics and Greco-Roman middleweight bronze at the 1953 World Championships. He also competed at the 1955 World Championships but, after defeating his first opponent, had to withdraw from the competition due to a rib injury. Domestically, Rauhala won eight Finnish titles: in 1951-52, 1955 and 1957 in Greco-Roman middleweight and in 1953-55 and 1958 in freestyle middleweight. His brother Veikko was a national level wrestler and his nephews Jukka and Pekka represented Finland in wrestling at the Olympic Games, with Jukka winning a bronze medal in freestyle lightweight at the 1984 Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 2 Silver

Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MMR/RE BP MR
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling Finland FIN Final Standings 2 1952-07-24 1-1
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match #1 1 1952-07-27 Rauhala (FIN) decision (3-0), Belov (URS)
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four 3T 1952-07-27 5
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #2 1 1952-07-27 Rauhala (FIN) decision (3-0), Németi (HUN) 1
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three 4 1952-07-26 4
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #3 1 1952-07-26 Rauhala (FIN) fall (11:06), Gocke (GER) 0
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two 7T 1952-07-25 4
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #3 1 1952-07-25 Rauhala (FIN) decision (3-0), Moustafa (EGY) 1
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling Finland FIN Round One 7T 1952-07-24 3
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #2 2 1952-07-24 Grönberg (SWE) decision (3-0), Rauhala (FIN) 3
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