Niilo Turkkila

Niilo Ensio Turkkila (22 March 1921 – 25 August 2012)[1] was a Finnish wrestler. Competing in the 57 kg division he won national titles in Greco-Roman wrestling in 1949–50 and in freestyle wrestling in 1950–51, and placed second in freestyle at the 1951 World Championships. After retiring from competitions he worked as a wrestling referee and sports functionary. He was married and had three children, born in 1946, 1948 and 1954.[2]

Niilo Turkkila
Niilo Turkkila ja Ferninando Carrano Helsingin vapaapainin MM-kisoissa 1951.jpg
Turkkila (top) at the 1951 World Championships
Personal information
Born22 March 1921
Kymi, Finland
Died25 August 2012 (aged 91)[1]
Helsinki, Finland
SportFreestyle wrestling
Greco-Roman wrestling
Medal record
Men's wrestling
Representing  Finland
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1951 Helsinki Freestyle -57 kg


  1. ^ a b Kuolinilmoitus. Helsingin Sanomat, 30 September 2012, p. C9
  2. ^ Turkkila Niilo Ensio.