Tapio in 1963
|Born||3 March 1941 (age 75)
|Height||170 cm (5 ft 7 in)|
Eero Johannes "Erkka" Tapio (born 3 March 1941) is a retired Greco-Roman wrestler from Finland who won four medals at the world championships of 1965–69, including a gold medal in 1967. He competed at the 1964, 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics and placed fifth-sixth in 1964 and 1968. He was voted the Finnish Sports Personality of the Year in 1967, placing within first ten in 1965, 1966 and 1969.
Tapio was born to a farmer, and through his life worked as a painter, janitor, wrestling coach and sports official. In the 1970s–80s he worked with the national wrestling team. He is married and has two children, born in 1966 and 1968.
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