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August Kippasto

Full name: Avgust (-August) Johannes Kippasto
Original name: Август Киппасто
Gender: Male
Born: August 28, 1887 in Rannu, Tartumaa, Estonia
Died: September 24, 1973 in Coogee, New South Wales, Australia
Affiliations: Tervis Tartu
Country: RUS Russia
Sport: Wrestling


Estonian August Kippasto was selected to the Russian 1912 Olympic team in wrestling’s lightweight class along with two other Estonians [Georg Baumann] and [Oskar Kaplur]. In Stockholm Kippasto lost his first two matches, his first in the second minute to Bohemian [Karel Halík] and his second in the fourth minute to Hungarian [Ödön Radvány], who finally placed fourth, and Kippasto did not advance. Kippasto emigrated later to Australia, where he worked as a piano tuner and he also tried his hand in professional wrestling under the name Russian Strongman Ragozin, but without success. He died in Coogee, New South Wales, aged 86.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman Russia RUS AC r2/8

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Wrestling Russia RUS Round Two Match #12 2 1912-07-09 Halík (BOH) fall (2:00), Kippasto (RUS)
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Wrestling Russia RUS Round One Match #14 2 1912-07-08 Radvány (HUN) fall (4:00), Kippasto (RUS)
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