Aukusti Sihvola

Aukusti Sihvola ( born March 7, 1895 in Sippola, † June 18, 1947 in Luumäki ) was a Finnish wrestler. He won a silver medal in the free style in the heavyweight division at the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam.


Aukusti Sihvola who started for the wrestler club Hallan Visa, reached the Finnish top class in wrestling at the age of 30 years. He weighed about 90 kg and was able to start as a light heavyweight (then to 87 kg body weight) or heavyweight (then over 87 kg body weight). In 1927 he became Finnish Champion in free style in the heavyweight division for the first time. Throughout his career, he won six until 1934 Finnish champion in free style. In Greco-Roman style, he was less successful. He could not pass in this style in Finland Hjalmar Nyström, Edil Rosenqvist and Onni Pellinen.

Aukusti Sihvola took in his career, only once in an international championship wrestler in part. That was at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam, where he started in the heavyweight division in free style. He won it on Edvard George from the United States and Edmond lady from France. Against Johan Richthoff from Sweden he lost. These results led him to 2nd place, with which he won an Olympic silver medal.

1934 ranking Aukusti Sihvola in Helsinki in an international match against Sweden against Knut Fridell, the Berlin Olympic champion in the light heavyweight division should be in free style two years later and this subject on points.

International success

Finnish Championships

Aukusti Sihvola was Finnish champion in free style at light heavyweight in the years 1929, 1930 and 1934 and in the heavyweight division in the years 1927, 1928 and 1931. The Greco -Roman style, he finished 1930 3rd place and 1931 2nd place Light Heavyweight.


  • Journal athletics from 1929 to 1934
  • Documentation of International Wrestling Championships, FILA, 1976