Kaarlo Mäkinen

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Kaarlo Mäkinen
Kaarlo Edvin Makinen.jpg
Kaarlo Edvin Makinen at the 1928 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1892-05-14)14 May 1892
Maarianhamina, Finland
Died 11 May 1980(1980-05-11) (aged 87)
Turku, Finland
Sport Wrestling
Club Turun Riento
Turun Voimamiehet

Kaarlo Mäkinen (14 May 1892 – 11 May 1980) was a Finnish wrestler who competed at the 1920, 1924 and 1928 Olympics in freestyle wrestling. In 1920 he was eliminated in the preliminary round in the featherweight event. After that he moved to the bantamweight category and won a silver and a gold medal in 1924 and 1928, respectively. He also won two medals in Greco-Roman wrestling at the world championships of 1921 and 1922, as well as four national titles: three in Greco-Roman (1921–1923) and one in freestyle wrestling (1928).[1]


  1. ^ "Kaarlo Mäkinen Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2013-09-01.