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Harri Koskela

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHarri Matias•Koskela
Used nameHarri•Koskela
Nick/petnamesHapa
Born8 October 1965 in Lapua (FIN)
Measurements184 cm / 90-93 kg
AffiliationsLapuan Virkiä, Lapua (FIN)
NOC(s) Finland

Biography

Harri Koskela was the most successful Finnish wrestler of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Wrestling as a Greco-Roman light-heavyweight most of his career, Koskela won Olympic silver in 1988, World Championship silver in 1990 and bronze in 1991 and European Championship bronze in 1987. Koskela also carried the Finnish flag at the Opening Ceremony of the 1992 Olympics, captured four Nordic titles (1987-89 and 1994), nine Finnish light-heavyweight titles (1987-95) and one Finnish heavyweight title (1996).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1988 Summer Olympics Wrestling Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men Olympic 2 Silver FIN Harri Koskela
1992 Summer Olympics Wrestling Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men Olympic AC FIN Harri Koskela
1996 Summer Olympics Wrestling Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men Olympic =20 FIN Harri Koskela

Other participations

Games Role Details
1992 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony