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Arto Nilsson

Full name: Arto Harald Nilsson
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 63-65 kg
Born: March 19, 1948 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Affiliations: Tapanilan Erä, Helsinki (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Arto Nilsson's first international tournament was the 1968 Olympics, where he surprised everyone by reaching the light-welterweight semi-final where he lost to eventual Polish gold medal winner Jerzy Kulej and won a bronze medal. In 1970, Nilsson won the Nordic Championships in welterweight and also competed at the 1971 European Championships, where he lost his first round bout. Domestically, Nilsson was the Finnish welterweight champion in 1970 and 1971 and took bronze in 1972. After finishing his boxing career in 1972, Nilsson founded the Timanttiset Group that has become the leading Finnish retailer and importer of watches, jewelry and giftware. Nilsson was selected to the Finnish Boxing Hall of Fame in 2008.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Boxing Men's Light-Welterweight Finland FIN 3T Bronze

Men's Light-Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR R
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Boxing Finland FIN Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1968-10-24 Kulej (POL) , Nilsson (FIN) 0 58 57 58 58 58 289
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Boxing Finland FIN Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1968-10-23 Nilsson (FIN) , Stoychev (BUL) referee stops contest 2
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Boxing Finland FIN Round Three Match #4 1 1968-10-21 Nilsson (FIN) , Puzicha (FRG) 3 58 59 60 57 60 294 decision
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Boxing Finland FIN Round Two Match #7 1 1968-10-18 Nilsson (FIN) , Olulu (KEN) 3 57 60 57 60 59+ 293 decision
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Boxing Finland FIN Round One Match #15 1 1968-10-13 Nilsson (FIN) bye
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