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Taavi Tamminen

Full name: Taavi Nikolai Tamminen
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (174 cm)
Weight: 67-74 kg
Born: March 10, 1889 in Uurainen, Keski-Suomi, Finland
Died: January 19, 1967 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Affiliations: Viipurin Voimailijat, Vyborg (RUS)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Along with Emil Väre, Oskari Friman, Heikki Kähkönen and Aleksanteri Toivola, Taavi Tamminen was one of five wrestlers from the wrestling club Viipurin Voimailijat that dominated the lighter classes of the Greco-Roman wrestling scene at the start of the 1920s. Tamminen made his international début at the 1920 Olympic Games, where he reached the final of the Greco-Roman lightweight class, but lost there to his more famous clubmate Väre. Next Tamminen competed at the 1921 World Championships, where he won gold in middleweight. Tamminen was also Nordic lightweight champion in 1921 and won his only Finnish title in 1922 as a lightweight. After finishing his sporting career, Tamminen acted as a wrestling referee and also was the Finnish 1936 Olympic team masseur.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 2 Silver

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match 1/2 2 1920-08-20 Väre (FIN) fall (4:30), Tamminen (FIN)
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1920-08-19 Tamminen (FIN) decision (27:19), Andersen (NOR)
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1920-08-18 Tamminen (FIN) fall (12:34), Frydenlund (NOR)
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #5 1 1920-08-17 Tamminen (FIN) fall (0:30), Kopřiva (TCH)
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN 2nd-Place Final Round Match #1 1 1920-08-20 Tamminen (FIN) fall (11:57), Frisenfeldt (DEN)
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN 2nd-Place Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1920-08-20 Tamminen (FIN) fall (13:33), Janssens (BEL)