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Sten Suvio

Full name: Sten Suvio (Schuschin-)
Nickname(s): Stepa
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 65-68 kg
Born: November 25, 1911 in Lipovka, Leningrad, Russia
Died: October 19, 1988 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


As a youth, Sten Suvio played football and was also a promising wrestler and speed skater. Suvio took up boxing in 1927 and at his first Finnish Championship in 1929 he won a silver, repeating that medal in 1930. From 1933-36, Suvio was the Finnish welterweight champion four times in a row. At the 1936 Olympics, Suvio defeated all his five opponents by decision to win an Olympic welterweight gold. After the Olympics, Suvio turned professional and fought until 1949, winning the Finnish professional welterweight title in 1946. Suvio retired from professional boxing with a record of 34 wins (KO 15), 9 losses and 3 draws. After his boxing career, Suvio worked as a boxing coach, serving as the coach of the Swedish national boxing team from 1949-57 and after that worked three years as a coach with the Turkish national boxing team. Suvio was selected to the Finnish Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Boxing Men's Welterweight Finland FIN 1 Gold

Men's Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Boxing Finland FIN Final Round Match 1/2 1 1936-08-15 Suvio (FIN) , Murach (GER) decision
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Boxing Finland FIN Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1936-08-14 Suvio (FIN) , Pedersen (DEN) decision
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Boxing Finland FIN Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1936-08-13 Suvio (FIN) , Mándi (HUN) decision
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Boxing Finland FIN Round Two Match #6 1 1936-08-11 Suvio (FIN) , Cook (AUS) decision
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Boxing Finland FIN Round One Match #11 1 1936-08-10 Suvio (FIN) , Ri (JPN) decision
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