7 January 1900|
|Died||22 April 1977
|Height||172 cm (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||66–74 kg (146–163 lb)|
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.
- "Arvo Haavisto Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
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