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Pertti Ukkola

Full name: Pertti Olavi Ukkola
Nickname(s): Pertsa
Gender: Male
Height: 5'7" (169 cm)
Weight: 52-62 kg
Born: August 10, 1950 in Sodankylä, Lappi, Finland
Affiliations: Koovee, Tampere (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Pertti Ukkola was the world’s leading Greco-Roman bantamweight wrestler in the middle of the 1970s. Ukkola, who took up wrestling in 1960, made his international début at the 1970 European Championships and, during his career, competed at three Olympics (1972, 1976, 1980), five World Championships (1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1981), and three European Championships (1970, 1973, 1977). Ukkola was the 1976 Greco-Roman Olympic champion and 1977 World and European Champion. He also won World Championship bronze in 1975 and 1981, Nordic titles in 1971-73 and 1976, Finnish flyweight titles in 1968 and 1969 and Finnish bantamweight titles in 1971-74, 1977 and 1980. Ukkola was named as the best Finnish athlete of the year in 1977. After finishing his wrestling career, Ukkola worked as a wrestling coach.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 22 München Wrestling Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN AC
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Wrestling Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 1 Gold
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Wrestling Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN AC

Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP
1972 Summer 22 München Wrestling Finland FIN Final Standings AC 1972-09-05 Withdrew r2/6 3,0
1972 Summer 22 München Wrestling Finland FIN Round One 11T 1972-09-05 3,0
1972 Summer 22 München Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #11 2 1972-09-05 Michalik (POL) decision, Ukkola (FIN) 3,0

Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR RE
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Wrestling Finland FIN Final Standings 1 1976-07-20
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match #1 1 1976-07-24 Ukkola (FIN) decision (5-4), Frgić (YUG)
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Wrestling Finland FIN Round Six 1 1976-07-24 4,5
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Wrestling Finland FIN Round Six Match #2 AC 1976-07-24 Ukkola (FIN) 0,0
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Wrestling Finland FIN Round Five 1T 1976-07-23 4,5
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Wrestling Finland FIN Round Five Match #2 1 1976-07-23 Ukkola (FIN) DQ (5:19), Boţilă (ROU) 0,0
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four 1T 1976-07-23 4,5
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #5 1 1976-07-23 Ukkola (FIN) decision (14-3), Doncsecz (HUN) 0,5
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three 2T 1976-07-22 4,0
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #4 2 1976-07-22 Lipień (POL) decision (9-4), Ukkola (FIN) 3,0
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two 2T 1976-07-21 1,0
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #6 1 1976-07-21 Ukkola (FIN) decision (6-5), Mustafin (URS) 1,0
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Wrestling Finland FIN Round One 1T 1976-07-20 0,0
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #6 1 1976-07-20 Ukkola (FIN) DQ (5:31), Veil (FRG) 0,0
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Wrestling Finland FIN Final Standings AC 1980-07-22 7,0 Eliminated r3/6
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three 8T 1980-07-23 7,0
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #3 2 1980-07-23 Boţilă (ROU) decision (6-4), Ukkola (FIN) 3,0
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two 7T 1980-07-23 4,0
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #5 1 1980-07-23 Ukkola (FIN) DQ (8:43), Pérez (CUB) 0,0
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Wrestling Finland FIN Round One 10T 1980-07-22 4,0
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #5 2 1980-07-22 Donev (BUL) fall (7:23), Ukkola (FIN) 4,0