Jussi Kivimäki

Johan Richard "Jussi" Kivimäki (born 5 February 1885; dead in absentia 1 January 1976) was a Finnish wrestler, who competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics.[2]

Jussi Kivimäki
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Jussi Kivimäki wearing the Helsinki championship belt[1]
Personal information
Full nameJohan Richard Kivimäki
Nickname(s)Juho, Jussi
National teamFinland
Born(1885-02-05)February 5, 1885
Längelmäki, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire
ClubHelsingin Jyry


He won the Helsinki championship belt in 1907[3] and 1908.[4]

He participated the men's Greco-Roman light heavyweight event at the 1908 Olympics, where he was eliminated in his first match by Dutch Jacob van Westrop, tying for the 9th place.[5]

At the unofficial 1909 European Wrestling Championships he placed 6th in the 82.5+ kg Greco-Roman event.[6]

Later he became a professional.[7]


He was declared dead in absentia on 15 December 1976, with death date set to 1 January 1976.[7]

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  1. ^ "mestaruusvyö; painin mestaruusvyö". Finna (in Finnish). Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Jussi Kivimäki". Olympedia. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Painiskelukilpailut Helsingin mestaruudesta". Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish). Helsinki. 28 May 1907. p. 5. ISSN 0355-2047. Retrieved 18 March 2019 – via Digital Collections of National Library of Finland.
  4. ^ J-läinen (May 1908). "Painimestaruuskilpailut Helsingissä". Suomen Urheilulehti (in Finnish). Helsinki. p. 230. ISSN 0355-6085. Retrieved 19 March 2019 – via Digital Collections of National Library of Finland.
  5. ^ Mallon, Bill; Buchanan, Ian (2001). The 1908 Olympic Games: Results for All Competitors in All Events, With Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina, United States: McFarland. pp. 289–290. ISBN 978-0-7864-0598-5.
  6. ^ "unoffical [sic] European Championship". Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland: United World Wrestling. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  7. ^ a b Siukonen, Markku (2001). Urheilukunniamme puolustajat. Suomen olympiaedustajat 1906–2000. Suuri olympiateos (in Finnish). 12. Jyväskylä: Graface. p. 129. ISBN 978-951-98673-1-1.

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