Kalle Anttila

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Kalle Anttila
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Personal information
Born(1887-08-30)30 August 1887
Muhos, Finland
Died1 January 1975(1975-01-01) (aged 87)
Helsinki, Finland
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb)
67 kg (148 lb)
ClubSport Tallinn
Coached byAnton Ohaka

Kaarlo Johan Jalmari "Kalle" Anttila (30 August 1887 – 1 January 1975) was a Finnish wrestler. He won Olympic gold medals in the freestyle lightweight category in 1920 and in the Greco-Roman featherweight division in 1924. He also won world titles in the Greco-Roman featherweight in 1921 and 1922. Anttila was the Finnish champion in Greco-Roman wrestling in 1918–20 and 1929 and in freestyle wrestling in 1924 and 1929.[1]

In 1908 Anttila opened a shop in Helsinki, where he worked as a tailor. In 1932 he founded Anttilan Pukimo OY (later Kalle Anttila OY), a company producing work outfits. His son, also Kalle Anttila, later took over his father's business and founded the Anttila department store chain that now operates in Finland, Estonia and Latvia.[1]


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Kalle Anttila". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.