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Aarne Reini

Full name: Aarne Eemeli Reini
Nickname(s): Arska
Gender: Male
Born: August 6, 1906 in Vaasa, Pohjanmaa, Finland
Died: February 23, 1974 in Vaasa, Pohjanmaa, Finland
Affiliations: HKV, Helsinki (FIN) / Vaasan Voima-Veikot, Vaasa (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Aarne Reini was one of the world’s top Greco-Roman lightweight wrestlers in the 1930s, although he won his most valuable prize, silver at the 1936 Olympic, as a featherweight, because he was always under the shadow of another great Finnish lightweight, Lauri Koskela. As a lightweight, Reini won European titles in 1933-34 and also competed at the 1932 Olympics, where he finished an unfortunate fourth. As a featherweight, in addition to his Olympic silver, Reini earned silver at the 1931 Workers’ Olympiad. Domestically, Reini captured Finnish Greco-Roman lightweight titles in 1932-35, and 1937-38 and won Finnish Workers' Sports Federation Greco-Roman featherweight titles in 1928 and 1931. During his sporting career, Reini worked as a machinist and later worked as a wrestling coach, serving as head coach of the Finnish national team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN AC
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 2 Silver

Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Final Standings 2 1936-08-06
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match #1 1 1936-08-09 Reini (FIN) decision (2-1), Karlsson (SWE)
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Six 2T 1936-08-09 4
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Six Match #1 1 1936-08-09 Reini (FIN) fall (4:50), Erkan (TUR) 0
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Five 3 1936-08-09 4
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Five Match #3 AC 1936-08-09 Reini (FIN) 0
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four 5 1936-08-08 4
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #4 1 1936-08-08 Reini (FIN) fall (5:48), Horvath (ROU) 0
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three 8T 1936-08-07 4
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #5 2 1936-08-07 Hering (GER) decision (3-0), Reini (FIN) 3
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two 4T 1936-08-07 1
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #6 1 1936-08-07 Reini (FIN) fall (3:56), Kracher (FRA) 0
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round One 7T 1936-08-06 1
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #6 1 1936-08-06 Reini (FIN) decision (3-0), Fincsus (AUT) 1

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Final Standings AC 1932-08-04 Eliminated r3/4 6
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three 4T 1932-08-06 6
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #2 2 1932-08-06 Sperling (GER) decision, Reini (FIN) 3
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two 2T 1932-08-05 3
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #1 2 1932-08-05 Malmberg (SWE) decision, Reini (FIN) 3
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Round One 1T 1932-08-04 0
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #2 1 1932-08-04 Reini (FIN) fall (10:00), Tozzi (ITA) 0