Ari-Pekka Nikkola

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Ari-Pekka Nikkola
Country  Finland
Born (1969-05-16) 16 May 1969 (age 49)
Kuopio, Finland
Height 172 m (564 ft 4 in)
Personal best 183 m (600 ft)
Kulm, 9-11 February 1996
World Cup career
Seasons 19861998
Individual wins 9
Team wins 4
Indiv. podiums 42
Team podiums 6
Yellow bibs 22
Indiv. starts 192
Team starts 7
Overall titles 1 (1990)
JP titles 1 (1996)
Updated on 10 February 2016.

Ari-Pekka Nikkola (born 16 May 1969) is a Finnish former ski jumper.

Career

He won two gold medals in the Team large hill competition at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary and the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville. His best individual finish was a 15th place in the Individual normal hill at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano.

His biggest successes were at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, where he won seven medals. This included four golds (Team large hill: 1987, 1989, 1995, and 1997), two silver (Individual normal hill: 1989, Team large hill: 1991), and one bronze (Individual normal hill: 1991).

World Cup

Standings

Season Overall 4H SF NT JP
1985/86 47 18 N/A N/A N/A
1986/87 10 31 N/A N/A N/A
1987/88 19 N/A N/A N/A
1988/89 5 30 N/A N/A N/A
1989/90 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 N/A N/A N/A
1990/91 5 6 8 N/A N/A
1991/92 12 8 N/A N/A
1992/93 N/A N/A
1993/94 16 30 N/A N/A
1994/95 8 4 10 N/A N/A
1995/96 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 N/A 1st, gold medalist(s)
1996/97 12 6 22 11
1997/98 29 20 59 23

Wins

No. Season Date Location Hill Size
1 1986/87 28 February 1987   Finland Lahti Salpausselkä K88 NH
2 4 March 1987   Sweden Örnsköldsvik Paradiskullen K82 NH
3 1989/90 10 December 1989   United States Lake Placid MacKenzie Intervale K86 NH
4 4 January 1990   Austria Innsbruck Bergiselschanze K109 LH
5 11 February 1990   Switzerland Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze K120 LH
6 25 March 1990   Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Planica Bloudkova velikanka K120 LH
7 1990/91 4 January 1991   Austria Innsbruck Bergiselschanze K109 LH
8 1995/96 16 December 1995   France Chamonix Le Mont K95 NH
9 21 January 1996   Japan Sapporo Ōkurayama K115 LH

External links

  • Ari-Pekka Nikkola at the International Ski Federation
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Ari-Pekka Nikkola". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.


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