Emil Ernst Väre[1] (28 September 1885 – 31 January 1974) was a Finnish wrestler who won the gold medals in the lightweight class at the 1912 and 1920 Summer Olympics.[2]

Emil Väre
Emil Väre 1912.jpg
Väre at the 1912 Olympics
Personal information
Born28 September 1885
Kärkölä, Finland
Died31 January 1974 (aged 88)
Kärkölä, Finland
SportGreco-Roman wrestling
ClubViipurin Voimailijat, Vyborg

Väre held the 1911 World title, the 1912 unofficial European title, and 1909 and 1911 national titles. Between 1912 and 1916 he won all his wrestling bouts. He retired after the 1920 Olympics to become a wrestling referee and coach. In the 1920s he acted a president, general-secretary, treasurer and vice-president of his wrestling club Viipurin Voimailijat and was a board member of the Finnish Wrestling Federation.[3]


  1. ^ other sources spell his name Eemili Ernesti Väre
  2. ^ "Emil Väre Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Emil Väre". Olympedia. Retrieved 13 June 2021.

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