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Pertti Karppinen


Pertti Karppinen who is born on February 17, 1953 in Finland is a famous Rower. The age of Pertti Karppinen is 63 year old. The birth sign of Pertti Karppinen is Aquarius. Pertti Karppinen has have thousand of fans and supporters in Finland.

BirthdayFebruary 17, 1953
Birth SignAquarius
Weight :98-270 Kg
About Pertti Karppinen

Pertti is a former professional rower from Finland who represented his country internationally in Olympic Games for year 1976, 1980 and 1984 achieving biggest success with three Gold medals as single sculls. He was best known as strong finisher having skills of making long strokes with minimal strain in the game. After his gold win in Olympic Games held at Montreal in 1976 he rose to fame landing into his next competition achieving the World Rowing Championship title in 1977 at Amsterdam followed by the same for the years 1979, 1981, 1985,1986 and 1987 having in total 6 wins. He even rowed for double sculls in 1981 for World Rowing Championship with his brother Reima grabbing the silver in it. Karppinen played for 1988 Summer Olympic Games achieving 7th place as succeeded by Thomas Lange for gold and Peter-Michael Kolbe for silver. He made his 1992 Summer Olympic appearance finishing at 10th place and is now associated with game as coach after retiring.

Pertti Karppinen Before Fame

He is a married man and is father of son, Juho, who is also competing in rowing representing country at international platform.


He was great rival of Peter-Michael Kolbe with Kolbe having more medal achievements in sporting career than Karppinen.

Pertti Karppinen Family Life

He was born on February 17, 1953 in Askainen, Finland. He also has a younger brother Reima who is also a rower.

Associated With

He and Vyasheslav Ivanov from Russia are the only two who had won gold in three consecutive Olympic Games.

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