Eero Tapio

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Eero Tapio
Eero Tapio 1963.jpg
Tapio in 1963
Personal information
Born 3 March 1941 (1941-03-03) (age 75)
Muhos, Finland
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 70–78 kg
Sport
Sport Greco-Roman wrestling
Club Haukiputaan Heitto

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.[1][2] He was voted the Finnish Sports Personality of the Year in 1967, placing within first ten in 1965, 1966 and 1969.[3]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eero Tapio". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 
  2. ^ Tapio, Eero (FIN). iat.uni-leipzig.de
  3. ^ a b Tapio Eero Johannes. tulpaini.fi