Lauri Koskela

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Lauri Koskela
Lauri Koskela 2.jpg
Personal information
Born 16 May 1907
Lapua, Finland
Died 3 August 1944 (aged 37)
Baryshevo, Leningrad, Russia
Height 167 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 62–68 kg (137–150 lb)
Sport
Sport Greco-Roman wrestling
Club Lapuan Virkiä

Lauri Koskela (16 May 1907 – 3 August 1944) was a Greco-Roman wrestler from Finland. He competed at the 1932 and 1936 Olympics and won a bronze and a gold medal, respectively. Koskela was the European champion in 1935, 1937 and 1938 and placed third in 1939. Domestically, he won seven titles in 1932–33, 1936 and 1940–43. He was killed in action during the Continuation War.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lauri Koskela. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Lauri Koskela (1907–1944). helemi.lapua.fi (24 July 2013)