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Marko Juhani Yli-Hannuksela (born 21 December 1973 in Ilmajoki) is a Finnish former wrestler. His most notable accomplishments are his two Olympic medals and a world championship in Greco-Roman wrestling. After failing to qualify for 2008 Olympic Games, he decided to retire in August 2008.

Marko Yli-Hannuksela
Medal record
Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling
Representing  Finland
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens Light Welterweight
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Welterweight

His local sports team are the Ilmajoen Kisailijat, and he is coached by his father Seppo Yli-Hannuksela. He has five children with his wife Gita.

AccomplishmentsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 2005 - bronze (74 kg)
  • 2003 - 7. (74 kg)
  • 2002 - 9. (74 kg)
  • 2001 - 6. (76 kg)
  • 1999 - 10. (76 kg)
  • 1998 - 9. (76 kg)
  • 1997 - gold (76 kg)
  • 1995 - 8. (68 kg)
  • 1994 - 6. (68 kg)

European ChampionshipsEdit

  • 2003 - 8. (74 kg)
  • 2002 - bronze (74 kg)
  • 2001 - 9. (76 kg)
  • 2000 - 12. (76 kg)
  • 1999 - 6. (76 kg)
  • 1998 - 7. (76 kg)
  • 1997 - 4. (69 kg)
  • 1996 - 5. (68 kg)
  • 1995 - bronze (68 kg)
  • 1994 - 12. (68 kg)

ReferencesEdit