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LÄHTEENMÄKI Leo
Sport Para swimming
NPC Finland   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthTampere, FIN
Height1.78 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9
Further Personal Information
Residence
Jyväskylä, FIN
Languages
Finnish, Swedish, English
Higher education
Chemistry - University of Jyvaskyla: Finland
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 11 in Tampere, Finland.
Why this sport?
He found the sport fun.
Club / Team
Swimming Jyvaskyla: Finland
Name of coach
Jari Nordblom [national], FIN
Senior International Debut
Year
2004
Competing for
Finland
Location
Esbjerg, DEN
General Interest
Injuries
He was affected by a shoulder injury throughout 2010. (ksml.fi, 13 Mar 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he received a sporting achievement award from the city of Jyvaskyla in Finland. (Swimming Jyvaskyla Facebook page, 28 Mar 2018)

In 2013 and 2014 he was named Para Swimmer of the Year by the Finnish Swimming Association. (swimswam.com, 09 Feb 2015; sportti.com, 14 Jan 2014)
Impairment
He is missing fingers on his left hand. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2016 100m Freestyle S9 59.08
10 2016 50m Freestyle S9 26.74 
Heats 2016 100m Butterfly S9 1:09.43
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
14 2010 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:34.33
11 2010 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:18.02
13 2010 50m Freestyle S9 27.73
Heats 2013 100m Freestyle S9 58.24
3 2013 50m Freestyle S9 26.27
Heats 2013 400m Freestyle S9 4:47.79
Heats 2013 100m Butterfly S9 1:07.34
8 2015 100m Freestyle S9 58.98
7 2015 50m Freestyle S9 26.91
Heats 2015 100m Butterfly S9 1:09.34
Heats 2015 400m Freestyle S9 4:51.09
Heat 2015 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:37.12
Heats 2017 100m Freestyle S9 1:01.16
3 2017 50m Freestyle S9 26.67
Heats 2019 100m Freestyle S9 58.20
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S9 26.57
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 50m Freestyle S9 26.14
7 2014 100m Freestyle S9 58.62
2 2016 50m Freestyle S9 26.17
8 2016 100m Butterfly S9 1:07.21
6 2016 100m Freestyle S9 58.48
7 2016 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:19.14
9 2018 100m Freestyle S9 59.54
11 2018 100m Butterfly S9 1:07.99
4 2018 50m Freestyle S9 26.53