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HARKONEN Taneli
Sport Para swimming
NPC Finland   
GenderMen
Age22
Place of BirthLappeenranta, FIN
Height1.75 m
Weight 76 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14
Further Personal Information
Residence
Lappeenranta, FIN
Occupation
Maintenance Worker
Languages
Finnish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2008 in Lappeenranta, Finland.
Why this sport?
His father practised the sport.
Club / Team
Lappeenrannan Uimarit: Finland
Name of coach
Timo Harkonen [national, father], FIN
Training Regime
He has seven training sessions per week.
Senior International Debut
Year
2016
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing the guitar. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Finnish swimmers Antti Kasvio and Jani Sievinen. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with severe dysphasia at an early age. (esaimaa.fi, 07 Feb 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
13 2018 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:24.29
13 2018 100m Backstroke S14 1:18.96
15 2018 100m Butterfly S14 1:16.10