Finnish Wrestling Federation

Finnish Wrestling Federation
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General Secretary    
Pertti Vehviläinen
+358 400 625 414

Office Manager
Merja Lintala

Project coordinator
Antti Pekkala

Coach GR
Marko Yli-Hannuksela

Coach GR
Juha Lappalainen

Coach GR
Jarkko Ala-Huikku

Coach WW-FS
Ahto Raska

Coach FS
Niko Kettunen

  • The first wrestling club, Helsingin Atleettiklubi (HAK) was founded in 1891
  • The first Finnish Championship was held on 23 October 1898
  • The Wrestling section was founded on 10 May 1910
  • Finnish Wrestling Federation was founded on 11 October 1931
  • Finnish wrestlers have won over 500 medals over the years in the Olympic Games, World and European Championships
  • Nowadays we have 105 wrestling clubs
  • Dr Tuomo Karila has been elected as the new President of our federation on 9 December 2017. He has won silver medal at the 1994 World Championships in GR 82 kg and two silver medals at the European Championships in 1990 and 1991 in GR 74 kg.
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