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Aleksanteri Toivola

Full name: Aleksanteri Toivola
Nickname(s): Santtu
Gender: Male
Born: March 4, 1893 in Vyborg, Leningrad, Russia
Died: August 27, 1987 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Affiliations: Viipurin Voimailijat, Vyborg (RUS)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Related Olympians: Granduncle of Jukka Toivola.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Along with Emil Väre, Oskari Friman, Heikki Kähkönen and Taavi Tamminen, Aleksanteri Toivola was one of five wrestlers from the wrestling club Viipurin Voimailijat that dominated the lighter classes of Greco-Roman wrestling scene at the start of the 1920s. Wrestling in Greco-Roman featherweight, however, Toivola was under the shadow of Kalle Anttila most of his career. Toivola won silver behind Anttila at the 1921 Worlds and 1924 Olympics. He never won a Finnish title, but won silver medals at the Finnish championships in 1922-23. His son Lassi became one of the top wrestling referees, who officiated at the 1972, 1980, 1984, 1988 and 1992 Olympics, at 32 World Championships tournaments, at 35 European Championships tournaments and was elected to the FILA International Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2005. Toivola’s grandnephew Jukka Toivola competed in the marathon at the 1976 Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 31 Paris Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 2 Silver
1928 Summer 35 Amsterdam Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 6T

Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1924 Summer 31 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match 1/2 2 1924-07-10 Anttila (FIN) decision, Toivola (FIN)
1924 Summer 31 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Seven Match #1 1 1924-07-10 Toivola (FIN) decision, Malmberg (SWE)
1924 Summer 31 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Six Match #3 AC 1924-07-10 Toivola (FIN)
1924 Summer 31 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Five Match #1 2 Svensson (SWE) decision, Toivola (FIN)
1924 Summer 31 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #5 1 Toivola (FIN) fall (12:00), Torgensen (DEN)
1924 Summer 31 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #6 1 1924-07-08 Toivola (FIN) decision, Dyršmíd (TCH)
1924 Summer 31 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #8 1 1924-07-07 Toivola (FIN) decision, Mezulian (AUT)
1924 Summer 31 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #9 1 Toivola (FIN) fall (2:20), Eriksen (DEN)
1928 Summer 35 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #4 2 1928-08-04 Steinig (GER) decision, Toivola (FIN)
1928 Summer 35 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #3 2 1928-08-03 Malmberg (SWE) decision, Toivola (FIN)
1928 Summer 35 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #8 1 1928-08-03 Toivola (FIN) fall, Mollet (FRA)
1928 Summer 35 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #9 1 1928-08-02 Toivola (FIN) fall, Nolten, Jr. (NED)
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