31 January 1980 |
|Height||1.64 m (5 ft 4 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||60 kg (132 lb)|
|Coached by||Seppo Yli-Hannuksela|
Jarkko Ala-Huikku (born January 31, 1980 in Seinäjoki) is an amateur Finnish Greco-Roman wrestler, who played for the men's lightweight category. 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. 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.
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.
- "Jarkko Ala-Huikku". London 2012. Archived from the original on 30 April 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
- "Jarkko Ala-Huikku". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
- "Ala-Huikku tog EM-guld" [Ala Huikku took the European Championship gold] (in Swedish). Yle Neheter. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
- "Men's Greco-Roman 60kg (132 lbs) Round of 16 Final Official". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
- "Men's 60kg Greco-Roman Round of 16 Final Official". London 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
- Profile – International Wrestling Database
- Profile – Suomen Olympiakomitea (in Finnish)
- NBC Olympics Profile
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