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Ari-Pekka Nikkola

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAri-Pekka•Nikkola
Used nameAri-Pekka•Nikkola
Nick/petnamesAaPee
Born16 May 1969 in Kuopio (FIN)
Measurements173 cm / 59 kg
AffiliationsPuijon Hiihtoseura, Kuopio (FIN)
NOC(s) Finland

Biography

Ari-Pekka Nikkola won most of his international championships medals in the team event. Nikkola won two Olympic golds in 1988 and 1992 in team competition. His best individual place at the Olympics was 15th (in 1988 and 1998 in normal hill). Nikkola also won four gold medals at the World Championships, again all of them in the team event in 1987, 1989, 1995 and 1997. He also won silvers in normal hill in 1989 and team event in 1991 and bronze in normal hill in 1991 at the World Championships. Nikkola also won the 1989-90 World Cup. After finishing his sporting career, Nikkola worked as a ski jumping coach, serving as the head coach of Slovenian national team from 2006-08. He also coached the Finnish national team.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1988 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) Normal Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 15 Representing Finland    
  Large Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 16
  Large Hill, Team, Men Olympic Finland 1 Gold
1992 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) Normal Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 53 Representing Finland    
  Large Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 30
  Large Hill, Team, Men Olympic Finland 1 Gold
1994 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) Normal Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 16 Representing Finland    
  Large Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 22
1998 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) Normal Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 15 Representing Finland    
  Large Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 31
  Large Hill, Team, Men Olympic Finland 5

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