Hermanni Pihlajamaki
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Hermanni Pihlajamaki

Hermanni Pihlajamäki
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Personal information
Born11 November 1903
Nurmo, Finland
Died4 June 1982(1982-06-04) (aged 78)
Ähtäri, Finland
Sport
SportWrestling
ClubVaasan Voima-Veikot

Herman Matinpoika "Hermanni" Pihlajamäki (11 November 1903 - 4 June 1982) was a Finnish wrestler. He competed in freestyle wrestling at the 1932 and 1936 Olympics and won a gold and a bronze medal, respectively. At the European championships he won a freestyle gold medal in 1931, and two silver medals in 1935, in freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling.[1]

Pihlajamäki won six Finnish titles: in 1927, 1930, 1932 and 1935-1937, five of them in freestyle wrestling. He worked as a policeman. His cousin Kustaa was also a policeman and an Olympic champion in wrestling.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Hermanni Pihlajamäki". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.



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