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Jouko Salomäki

Full name: Jouko Johannes Salomäki
Nickname(s): Jokke
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: August 26, 1962 in Kauhajoki, Etelä-Pohjanmaa, Finland
Affiliations: Nurmon Jymy, Nurmo, Seinäjoki (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Along with Tapio Sipilä, Jouko Salomäki was the most decorated Finnish wrestler in the 1980s. Wrestling as a Greco-Roman welterweight most of his career, Salomäki won the 1984 Olympic title and a 1987 World title. He also won bronze at the 1983 and 1985 World Championships, silver at the 1987 European Championships and bronze at the 1986 European Championships. Salomäki earned two Nordic titles (1982, 1984), one Finnish Greco-Roman flyweight title (1977) and seven Finnish Greco-Roman welterweight titles (1980, 1982-85, 1987, 1989). In 1990, at Helsinki Airport, Salomäki was arrested in possession of anabolic steroids, with 200 tablets and 40 ampules found in his luggage, and received a two-year ban from sports, which effectively ended his wrestling career. After his retirement, Salomäki founded earthmoving equipment dealer company E-P Maansiirtokone OY, which sells Hitachi heavy earthmoving equipment.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 1 Gold
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN AC

Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result CP MR RE
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Final Standings 1 1984-07-31
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match 1/2 1 1984-08-02 Salomäki (FIN) decision (5-4), Tallroth (SWE)
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Group B - Final 1 1984-08-01 4,0
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Group B - Final Match #2 2 1984-08-01 Kasap (YUG) decision (5-1), Salomäki (FIN) 1,0
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Group B - Final Match #3 1 1984-08-01 Salomäki (FIN) criteria (6:00), Rusu (ROU) 3,0
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Group B - Round Four 1 1984-08-01 14,0
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Group B - Round Four Match #2 1 1984-08-01 Salomäki (FIN) grand superiority (3:50), Hamad (EGY) 4,0
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Group B - Round Three 1 1984-07-31 10,0
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Group B - Round Three Match #1 1 1984-07-31 Salomäki (FIN) decision (3-0), Stuebing (CAN) 3,0
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Group B - Round Two 2 1984-07-31 7,0
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Group B - Round Two Match #2 1 1984-07-31 Salomäki (FIN) criteria (6:00), Rusu (ROU) 3,0
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Group B - Round One 1T 1984-07-31 4,0
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Group B - Round One Match #2 1 1984-07-31 Salomäki (FIN) decision (12-0) (1:23), Faris (IRQ) 4,0
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Wrestling Finland FIN Final Standings AC 1988-09-19 2,0 Eliminated r2/6 Group B
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Wrestling Finland FIN Group B - Round Two 7 1988-09-19 2,0
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Wrestling Finland FIN Group B - Round Two Match #2 2 1988-09-19 Mischler (FRA) decision (4-3), Salomäki (FIN) 1,0
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Wrestling Finland FIN Group B - Round One 6T 1988-09-19 1,0
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Wrestling Finland FIN Group B - Round One Match #1 2 1988-09-19 Tallroth (SWE) decision (7-5), Salomäki (FIN) 1,0
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