Ari-Pekka Nikkola

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Ari-Pekka Nikkola
Country  Finland
Born (1969-05-16) 16 May 1969 (age 47)
Kuopio, Finland
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Personal best 183 m (600 ft)
Kulm, Jan 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)
NH/LH titles 1 (1996)
Updated on 10 February 2016.

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

Career[edit]

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[edit]

Standings[edit]

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

Wins[edit]

No. Season Date Place 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

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