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Eino Virtanen

Full name: Eino Mauno Virtanen
Gender: Male
Born: August 19, 1908 in Uskela, Salo, Varsinais-Suomi, Finland
Died: December 3, 1980 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Affiliations: HPM, Helsinki (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Related Olympians: Brother of Lasse Virtanen.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Eino Virtanen had a very long career, over 20 years, as a wrestler, although his best years were probably during World War II. Virtanen won Greco-Roman welterweight Olympic bronze in 1936 and captured the 1946 European middleweight title. He also won European Championships Greco-Roman welterweight bronze in 1939 and silver at the 1931 Workers’ Olympiad. Domestically, Virtanen won five Finnish titles: in 1936, 1939, 1943 and 1945 in Greco-Roman welterweight and in 1946 in freestyle middleweight. His brother Lasse was a track & field athlete, who won 5 and 10K Olympic bronze medals in 1932.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 3 Bronze

Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Final Standings 3 1936-08-06
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Six 3 1936-08-09 7
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Six Match #1 2 1936-08-09 Schäfer (GER) fall (1:53), Virtanen (FIN) 3
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Five 3 1936-08-09 4
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Five Match #1 2 1936-08-09 Svedberg (SWE) decision (3-0), Virtanen (FIN) 3
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four 1T 1936-08-08 1
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #1 1 1936-08-08 Virtanen (FIN) decision (3-0), Baytorun (TUR) 1
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three 1T 1936-08-08 0
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #1 1 1936-08-08 Virtanen (FIN) fall (15:03), Tozzi (ITA) 0
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two 1T 1936-08-07 0
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #7 AC 1936-08-07 Virtanen (FIN) 0
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round One 1T 1936-08-06 0
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #7 1 1936-08-06 Virtanen (FIN) fall (9:02), Vincze (HUN) 0
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