Ari-Pekka Nikkola

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

Ari-Pekka Nikkola
Country Finland
Born (1969-05-16) 16 May 1969 (age 51)
Kuopio, Finland
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Personal best183 m (600 ft)
Kulm, 9-11 February 1996
World Cup career
Seasons19861998
Individual wins9
Team wins4
Indiv. podiums42
Team podiums6
Indiv. starts192
Team starts7
Overall titles1 (1990)
JP titles1 (1996)
Updated on 10 February 2016.

CareerEdit

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 CupEdit

StandingsEdit

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   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     5 N/A  
1996/97 12 6 22 11
1997/98 29 20 59 23

WinsEdit

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

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