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Tapio Sipilä

Full name: Tapio Olavi Sipilä
Nickname(s): Tapsa
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (177 cm)
Weight: 68-76 kg
Born: November 26, 1958 in Kiiminki, Pohjois-Pohjanmaa, Finland
Affiliations: Muhoksen Voitto, Muhos (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Along with Jouko Salomäki, Tapio Sipilä was the most decorated Finnish wrestler in the 1980s. Wrestling as a Greco-Roman lightweight his entire career, Sipilä won Olympic silver in 1984 and bronze in 1988. He was the 1983 World Champion, while taking silver in 1981 and 1986. At the European Championships, Sipilä earned four bronze medalss in 1980, 1981, 1983 and 1987. Sipilä also captured Nordic titles in 1979, 1981 and 1984 and Finnish titles in 1976, 1980, 1982, 1983 and 1986. Sipilä retired from sports in 1989 and later worked as a wrestling coach.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN AC
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 2 Silver
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 3 Bronze

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR CP
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Wrestling Finland FIN Final Standings AC 1980-07-22 Eliminated r2/6 8,0
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two 13T 1980-07-22 8,0
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #3 2 1980-07-22 Rusu (ROU) fall (3:48), Sipilä (FIN) 4,0
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Wrestling Finland FIN Round One 10T 1980-07-22 4,0
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #3 2 1980-07-22 Nalbandyan (URS) DQ (5:16), Sipilä (FIN) 4,0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Final Standings 2 1984-08-01
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match 1/2 2 1984-08-03 Lisjak (YUG) fall (0:57), Sipilä (FIN)
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Group B - Final 1 1984-08-02 3,0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Group B - Final Match #1 1 1984-08-02 Sipilä (FIN) decision (5-2), Martinez (USA) 3,0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Group B - Round Four 1 1984-08-02 14,0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Group B - Round Four Match #2 1 1984-08-02 Sipilä (FIN) passivity (1:19), Ibrahim (EGY) 3,0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Group B - Round Three 1 1984-08-01 11,0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Group B - Round Three Match #2 1 1984-08-01 Sipilä (FIN) decision (12-0) (2:18), Nakdali (SYR) 4,0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Group B - Round Two 3 1984-08-01 7,0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Group B - Round Two Match #2 1 1984-08-01 Sipilä (FIN) decision (15-3) (1:10), Goldstein (ARG) 4,0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Group B - Round One 3 1984-08-01 3,0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling Finland FIN Group B - Round One Match #2 1 1984-08-01 Sipilä (FIN) decision (5-0), Svensson (SWE) 3,0
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Wrestling Finland FIN Final Standings 3 1988-09-20
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match 3/4 1 1988-09-22 Sipilä (FIN) decision (7-4), Cărare (ROU)
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Wrestling Finland FIN Group A - Round Seven 2 1988-09-22 21,5
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Wrestling Finland FIN Group A - Round Seven Match #1 2 1988-09-22 Kim (KOR) decision (8-3), Sipilä (FIN) 1,0
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Wrestling Finland FIN Group A - Round Six 2 1988-09-22 20,5
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Wrestling Finland FIN Group A - Round Six Match #1 1 1988-09-22 Sipilä (FIN) decision (10-0), Okubo (JPN) 3,5
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Wrestling Finland FIN Group A - Round Five 1T 1988-09-21 17,0
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Wrestling Finland FIN Group A - Round Five Match #1 1 1988-09-21 Sipilä (FIN) decision (2-0), Brekke (NOR) 3,0
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Wrestling Finland FIN Group A - Round Four 1 1988-09-21 14,0
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Wrestling Finland FIN Group A - Round Four Match #4 AC 1988-09-21 Sipilä (FIN) 4,0
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Wrestling Finland FIN Group A - Round Three 1T 1988-09-21 10,0
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Wrestling Finland FIN Group A - Round Three Match #6 1 1988-09-21 Sipilä (FIN) decision (7-0), Souaken (MAR) 3,0
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Wrestling Finland FIN Group A - Round Two 1 1988-09-20 7,0
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Wrestling Finland FIN Group A - Round Two Match #8 1 1988-09-20 Sipilä (FIN) decision (15-0) (0:55), Manzur (ESA) 3,5
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Wrestling Finland FIN Group A - Round One 2 1988-09-20 3,5
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Wrestling Finland FIN Group A - Round One Match #8 1 1988-09-20 Sipilä (FIN) decision (13-0), Sabo (YUG) 3,5