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Veikko Rantanen

Full name: Toivo Veikko Rantanen
Nickname(s): Heinolan painin isä
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 73-80 kg
Born: January 5, 1932 in Sysmä, Päijät-Häme, Finland
Died: February 28, 2014 in Heinola, Päijät-Häme, Finland
Affiliations: Heinolan Isku, Heinola (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Veikko Rantanen had the following finishes at major championships – 1955 World Championship: 73.0 kg. Greco-Roman (5th); 1959 World Championship: 73.0 kg. Freestyle (6th).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 4
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Freestyle Finland FIN AC
1960 Summer 28 Roma Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Freestyle Finland FIN 23

Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Final Standings 4 1956-12-03
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three 4T 1956-12-05 5
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #2 1 1956-12-05 Rantanen (FIN) decision (3-0), Szilvásy (HUN) 1
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two 7T 1956-12-04 4
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #3 1 1956-12-04 Rantanen (FIN) decision (3-0), Schäfer (GER) 1
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round One 8T 1956-12-03 3
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #4 2 1956-12-03 Maneyev (URS) decision (3-0), Rantanen (FIN) 3

Men's Welterweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Final Standings AC 1956-11-28 Withdrew r2/5 3
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round One 9T 1956-11-28 3
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #6 2 1956-11-28 Balavadze (URS) decision (3-0), Rantanen (FIN) 3
1960 Summer 28 Roma Wrestling Finland FIN Round One 13T 1960-09-01 3
1960 Summer 28 Roma Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #7 2 1960-09-01 Carlsson (SWE) decision, Rantanen (FIN) 3
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