Kalervo Rauhala

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKalervo Juhani•Rauhala
Used nameKalervo•Rauhala
Nick/petnamesKassu, Ylistaron karhunpentu
Born19 October 1930 in Ylistaro, Seinäjoki, Etelä-Pohjanmaa (FIN)
Died21 September 2016 in Seinäjoki, Etelä-Pohjanmaa (FIN)
Measurements174 cm / 80-90 kg
AffiliationsYlistaron Kilpa-Veljet, Seinäjoki (FIN)
NOC Finland
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


Kalervo Rauhala won Greco-Roman middleweight silver at the 1952 Olympics and Greco-Roman middleweight bronze at the 1953 World Championships. He also competed at the 1955 World Championships but, after defeating his first opponent, had to withdraw from the competition due to a rib injury. Domestically, Rauhala won eight Finnish titles: in 1951-52, 1955 and 1957 in Greco-Roman middleweight and in 1953-55 and 1958 in freestyle middleweight. His brother Veikko was a national level wrestler and his nephews Jukka and Pekka represented Finland in wrestling at the Olympic Games, with Jukka winning a bronze medal in freestyle lightweight at the 1984 Olympics.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Wrestling FIN Kalervo Rauhala
Middleweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver

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