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Kalle Westerlund

Full name: Karl Mauritz "Kalle" Westerlund
Gender: Male
Born: September 22, 1897 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Died: February 11, 1972 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Affiliations: HAK, Helsinki (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Related Olympians: Brother of Edvard Westerlund; Brother of Emil Westerlund.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Kalle Westerlund came from a sporting family, as his brothers Edvard and Emil were also internationally known wrestlers, Edvard winning Olympic Greco-Roman middleweight gold in 1924 and Emil competing at both the 1912 and 1920 Olympics. The high point of Westerlund’s career was probably the 1924 Olympics, where he won bronze in the Greco-Roman lightweight class. Westerlund also finished fourth in Greco-Roman lightweight at the 1921 World Championships, won the Nordic title in 1925 and his only Finnish title in 1927 in Greco-Roman middleweight. After finishing his sporting career, Westerlund worked as a Finnish Presidential State Car chauffeur for 36 years, serving under seven different presidents.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 26 Paris Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 3 Bronze

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1924 Summer 26 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match #2 1 1924-07-10 Westerlund (FIN) decision, Kusnets (EST)
1924 Summer 26 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Five Match #2 AC Westerlund (FIN)
1924 Summer 26 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #2 1 Westerlund (FIN) decision, Praks (EST)
1924 Summer 26 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #3 2 1924-07-08 Keresztes (HUN) fall (7:40), Westerlund (FIN)
1924 Summer 26 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #4 1 1924-07-07 Westerlund (FIN) fall (17:50), Christoffel (BEL)
1924 Summer 26 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #4 1 Westerlund (FIN) fall (3:52), Akbaş (TUR)