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MANNI Tuomas
Sport Para athletics, Para ice hockey, Para swimming, Wheelchair Rugby
NPC Finland   
GenderMen
Age23
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F34, T34
Further Personal Information
Languages
Finnish
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
Turunseudun Kenttaurheilijat: Turku, FIN
Name of coach
Mikko Peltonen [national], FIN
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 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 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 hereditary muscle stiffness condition that progressively worsens with age. (lansi-uusimaa.fi, 31 Jan 2013)
Other information
PROJECT TOKYO 2020
He along with 10 other Finnish Para athletes created the Jalostaja Para Team to the promote and support the athletes' efforts on the path to the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (jalostaja.fi, 01 Jan 2019)

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