Taavi Tamminen

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Taavi Tamminen
Emil Väre and Taavi Tamminen, Antwerpen 1920.jpg
Emil Väre and Taavi Tamminen (right) at the 1920 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1889-03-30)30 March 1889
Uurainen, Central Finland
Died 19 January 1967(1967-01-19) (aged 77)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 67–74 kg (148–163 lb)
Sport
Sport Greco-Roman wrestling
Club Viipurin Voimailijat, Vyborg

Taavi Tamminen (30 March 1889 – 19 January 1967) was a Greco-Roman wrestler from Finland. He won a silver Olympic medal in 1920, losing in the final to his clubmate Emil Väre, a world title in 1921, and a national title in 1922. After retiring from competitions he worked as a wrestling referee and masseur, attending the 1936 Summer Olympics with the Finnish team.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taavi Tamminen. Sports Reference.com