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Tapio Sipilä

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameTapio Olavi•Sipilä
Used nameTapio•Sipilä
Nick/petnamesTapsa
Born26 November 1958 in Kiiminki (FIN)
Measurements177 cm / 68-76 kg
AffiliationsMuhoksen Voitto, Muhos (FIN)
NOC Finland

Biography

Along with Jouko Salomäki, Tapio Sipilä was the most decorated Finnish wrestler in the 1980s. Wrestling as a Greco-Roman lightweight his entire career, Sipilä won Olympic silver in 1984 and bronze in 1988. He was the 1983 World Champion, while taking silver in 1981 and 1986. At the European Championships, Sipilä earned four bronze medalss in 1980, 1981, 1983 and 1987. Sipilä also captured Nordic titles in 1979, 1981 and 1984 and Finnish titles in 1976, 1980, 1982, 1983 and 1986. Sipilä retired from sports in 1989 and later worked as a wrestling coach.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1980 Summer Olympics Wrestling FIN Tapio Sipilä
Lightweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) AC
1984 Summer Olympics Wrestling FIN Tapio Sipilä
Lightweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1988 Summer Olympics Wrestling FIN Tapio Sipilä
Lightweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze