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Reima Virtanen

Full name: Reima Valdemar Virtanen
Nickname(s): Kila, Rema
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 72-74 kg
Born: November 5, 1947 in Kemi, Lappi, Finland
Affiliations: Kemin Into, Kemi (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Reima Virtanen took up boxing in 1959 and won the Finnish Middleweight Championships in 1969, 1971 and 1972. He was also selected as the best Finnish boxer all those years. The 1972 Olympics were probably the best tournament for Virtanen as he reached the final, where he lost to Soviet Vyacheslav Lemeshev by knockout in the first round and earned a silver medal. Previously, Virtanen had won bronzes at the 1969 and 1971 European Championships and golds at the 1970 and 1972 Nordic Championships. Virtanen was selected to the Finnish Boxing Hall of Fame in 2008.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 24 München Boxing Men's Middleweight Finland FIN 2 Silver

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP R T
1972 Summer 24 München Boxing Finland FIN Final Round Match 1/2 2 1972-09-10 Lemeshev (URS) , Virtanen (FIN)
1972 Summer 24 München Boxing Finland FIN Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1972-09-08 Virtanen (FIN) , Amartey (GHA) decision 3 59+ 59+ 58 60 58 294
1972 Summer 24 München Boxing Finland FIN Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1972-09-07 Virtanen (FIN) , Stachurski (POL) referee stops contest 3 2:17
1972 Summer 24 München Boxing Finland FIN Round Two Match #1 1 1972-09-04 Virtanen (FIN) , Simba (TAN) decision 3 58+ 58+ 57 57 58+ 288
1972 Summer 24 München Boxing Finland FIN Round One Match #1 1 1972-08-29 Virtanen (FIN) bye