Reino Kangasmäki

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameReino Kalervo•Kangasmäki
Used nameReino•Kangasmäki
Born2 July 1916 in Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa (FIN)
Died26 September 2010 in Vaasa, Pohjanmaa (FIN)
Measurements162 cm / 52-55 kg
AffiliationsVaasan Toverit, Vaasa (FIN)
NOC Finland
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


Reino Kangasmäki captured a surprising bronze medal in the newly created Greco-Roman wrestling flyweight class that was contested at the 1948 Olympics for the first time. The 1948 Olympics were Kangasmäki’s only major international tournament. Domestically, Kangasmäki never won a Finnish title, earning Greco-Roman bantamweight bronze in 1943 and Greco-Roman flyweight silver in 1947, although he didwin the Finnish Workers’ Sports Federation Greco-Roman flyweight title in 1948, while taking bronze in Greco-Roman bantamweight in 1943 and 1945.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Wrestling FIN Reino Kangasmäki
Flyweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze