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MANNI Tuomas
Sport Para athletics, Para ice hockey, Para swimming, Wheelchair Rugby
NPC Finland   
GenderMen
Age26
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T34, F34
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Finnish
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
Turunseudun Kenttaurheilijat: Turku, FIN
Name of coach
Janne Keranen [club]
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do what you love and love what you do. And never give up on the first hurdle, for everything will pass with time." (jalostaja.fi, 01 Jan 2019)
Awards and honours
He was the flag bearer for Finland at the opening ceremony of the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (IPC, 20 Aug 2018)
Other sports
He represented Finland in wheelchair rugby at the 2017 European Championships in Koblenz, Germany. He has also competed in wheelchair basketball and Para swimming at national level in Finland. (lansi-uusimaa.fi, 31 Jan 2013; parasport-news.com, 28 Jan 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 22 Mar 2020)
Famous relatives
His older brother Henry has represented Finland in Para athletics and won a bronze medal in the T34 100m at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He has also competed in Para canoe sprint and won bronze in the K1 200m TA event at the 2010 World Championships in Poznan, Poland. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 Mar 2020; tfp.fi, 09 Sep 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (sport.fi, 12 Aug 2014)
Impairment
He has a degenerative condition that causes stiffness in his muscles. (lansi-uusimaa.fi, 31 Jan 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
European Championships - Wheelchair Rugby
Rank Year Event Result
8 2017 Team  
World Championships (Overall) - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
9 2015 400m T34 58.35
10 2015 800m T34 1:53.50
Heats 2015 100m T34 17.44
Heats 2015 200m T34  DSQ
12 2019 Shot Put F34 8.46
11 2019 Javelin Throw F34 22.48
European Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016 400m T34 56.94
5 2016 100m T34 17.18
4 2016 200m T34 30.95
5 2016 800m T34 1:59.01
6 2018 Javelin Throw F34 20.55
4 2018 Shot Put F34 8.29
8 2021 Shot Put F34 8.40
4 2021 Javelin Throw F34 22.89