Jarkko Ala-Huikku

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Jarkko Ala-Huikku
Personal information
Nationality  Finland
Born (1980-01-31) 31 January 1980 (age 38)
Seinäjoki, Finland
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Greco-Roman
Club Ilmajoen Kisailijat[1]
Coached by Seppo Yli-Hannuksela[1]

Jarkko Ala-Huikku (born January 31, 1980 in Seinäjoki) is an amateur Finnish Greco-Roman wrestler, who played for the men's lightweight category.[1][2] He won the bronze medal for his division at the 2007 European Wrestling Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, and gold at the 2008 European Wrestling Championships in Tampere.[3] He is also a member of Ilmajoen Kisailijat Wrestling Club in Ilmajoki, and is coached and trained by Seppo Yli-Hannuksela, the father of two-time Olympic medalist Marko Yli-Hannuksela.[1]

At age twenty-eight, Ala-Huikku made his official debut at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he competed in the men's 60 kg class. He received a bye for the second preliminary match, before losing out to Kyrgyzstan's Ruslan Tumenbaev, who was able to score seven points in two straight periods, leaving Ala-Huikku with a single point.[4]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Ala-Huikku, however, lost again in the second preliminary match of men's 60 kg class to France's Tarik Belmadani, with a technical score of 0–4.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Jarkko Ala-Huikku". London 2012. Archived from the original on 30 April 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jarkko Ala-Huikku". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ala-Huikku tog EM-guld" [Ala Huikku took the European Championship gold] (in Swedish). Yle Neheter. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Men's Greco-Roman 60kg (132 lbs) Round of 16 Final Official". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Men's 60kg Greco-Roman Round of 16 Final Official". London 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 

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