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Volmar Wikström

Full name: Volmar Valdemar Wikström
Gender: Male
Born: December 27, 1889 in Parainen, Länsi-Turunmaa, Varsinais-Suomi, Finland
Died: June 10, 1957 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Affiliations: HAK, Helsinki (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Volmar Wikström made his international début at the 1912 Olympics, where he defeated his first four opponents by fall, but then lost in the fifth round to eventual silver medalist Gustaf Malmström by decision, and in the sixth round by fall to Carl Erik Lund, thus failing to advance to the final rounds. At the 1914 Unofficial European Championships, Wikström won Greco-Roman lightweight gold, but his career was then interrupted by World War I. After the conflict Wikström continued to compete and won silver in Greco-Roman middleweight at the 1921 World Championships and made his second appearance at the Olympic arena in 1924, capturing a silver medal in freestyle lightweight. Wikström was also the 1919 Nordic champion and won two Finnish titles: in 1914 in Greco-Roman lightweight and in 1924 in freestyle middleweight. After finishing his career, Wikström worked as a sports official. From 1925-34 and 1950-51 he was president of Helsingin Atleetiklubi and, in 1934, was president of the Finnish Boxing Federation. He also worked as a boxing promoter.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN AC r6/8
1924 Summer 34 Paris Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Freestyle Finland FIN 2 Silver

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Wrestling Finland FIN Round Six Match #1 2 1912-07-14 Lund (SWE) fall (33:00), Wikström (FIN)
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Wrestling Finland FIN Round Five Match #3 2 1912-07-14 Malmström (SWE) decision (25:00), Wikström (FIN)
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #1 1 1912-07-13 Wikström (FIN) fall (24:00), Nilsson (SWE)
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #3 1 1912-07-11 Wikström (FIN) fall (10:00), Mathiasson (SWE)
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #6 1 1912-07-09 Wikström (FIN) fall (8:00), Rydström (SWE)
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #5 1 1912-07-08 Wikström (FIN) fall (8:00), Lesieur (FRA)

Men's Lightweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1924 Summer 34 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match 1/2 2 1924-07-14 Vis (USA) fall, Wikström (FIN)
1924 Summer 34 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1924-07-13 Wikström (FIN) decision, Gardiner (GBR)
1924 Summer 34 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1924-07-12 Wikström (FIN) fall, Jourdain (FRA)
1924 Summer 34 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #5 1 1924-07-11 Wikström (FIN) fall, Eriksen (DEN)
1924 Summer 34 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN 2nd-Place Final Round Match #1 1 1924-07-14 Wikström (FIN) decision, Haavisto (FIN)
1924 Summer 34 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN 2nd-Place Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1924-07-14 Wikström (FIN) fall, Montgomery (CAN)