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Heikki Kähkönen

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHeikki•Kähkönen
Used nameHeikki•Kähkönen
Born26 December 1891 in Rääkkylä (FIN)
Died30 June 1962 in Imatra (FIN)
Measurements158 cm / 58-62 kg
AffiliationsViipurin Voimailijat, Vyborg (RUS)
NOC Finland

Biography

At the 1920 Olympic Games, a virtually unknown Heikki Kähkönen won a surprising silver medal behind his more famous clubmate Oskari Friman in the Greco-Roman featherweight class. Kähkönen reached the final by defeating three of his five opponents by fall and two by decision, but then lost to Friman by fall in the final. This medal is the only accomplishment of note during Kähkönen’s wrestling career, as his best finish at the Finnish Championships was fifth in 1917.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Wrestling FIN Heikki Kähkönen
Featherweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver