Arvo Haavisto

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Arvo Haavisto
Arvo Haavisto.jpg
Personal information
Born (1900-01-07)7 January 1900
Ilmajoki, Finland
Died 22 April 1977(1977-04-22) (aged 77)
Ilmajoki, Finland
Height 172 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 66–74 kg
Sport
Sport Freestyle wrestling
Club Ilmajoen Kisailijat

Arvo Jaakko Haavisto (7 January 1900 – 22 April 1977) was a Finnish wrestler. He won a bronze medal at the 1924 Olympics and a gold medal in 1928, both in freestyle wrestling.[1]

Haavisto took up wrestling in 1918 and won four Finnish titles: in 1925–1927 in freestyle and in 1925 in Greco-Roman wrestling. After retiring from competitions he worked as a wrestling coach and referee, attending the 1936 Olympics in this capacity. Since 1992 an annual Greco-Roman wrestling tournament has been held in his honor in his native Ilmajoki.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Arvo Haavisto Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 8 September 2013.