Kaarlo Koskelo

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKaarlo Anton•Koskelo (Ääpälä-)
Used nameKaarlo•Koskelo
Born12 April 1888 in Kymi, Kotka, Kymenlaakso (FIN)
Died21 December 1953 in Astoria, Oregon (USA)
Measurements172 cm / 60-68 kg
AffiliationsKotkan Riento, Kotka (FIN)
NOC Finland
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Kaarlo Koskelo had a very brief wrestling career, which was interrupted by World War I. The 1912 Olympic featherweight title is the only major international title that Koskelo earned and, during his career, he never won a Finnish title. After fighting in WWI and the Finnish Civil War, Koskelo emigrated to the United States in 1919 and settled in Astoria, Oregon, where he became a prominent local businessman.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Wrestling FIN Kaarlo Koskelo
Featherweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold