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Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Finland   
GenderMen
Age58
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
SH-VI
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Jaana, three sons
Residence
Mikkeli, FIN
Languages
Finnish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1996.
Club / Team
Mikkelin Ampujat Ry: Finland
Name of coach
Mikko Taussi [national]
General Interest
Hobbies
Singing, dancing, outdoor activities. (OrCam YouTube channel, 25 Mar 2020)
Awards and honours
In January 2020 he received a sporting achievement award from the city of Mikkeli in Finland. (Mikkelin Kaupunki Facebook page, 22 Jan 2020)
Milestones
In 2019 he became the first vision impaired shooting Para sport athlete representing Finland to win a gold medal at the world championships. He claimed gold in the SH-VI open 10m air rifle prone event at the tournament in Sydney, NSW, Australia. (paralympic.org, 15 Oct 2019; insidethegames.biz, 15 Oct 2019)
Impairment
"When I was around 10 or 12 I started to feel that there was something wrong with my eyesight. That is also the same time I got my first pair of glasses. I was then diagnosed with nyctalopia [night blindness], which was the diagnosis we were expecting. When I was diagnosed with this kind of a genetic condition, it was obvious that my eyesight would worsen. But I was encouraged to live a normal life." (OrCam YouTube channel, 25 Mar 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2019 VI - 10m Air Rifle Prone 242.3
10 2019 VI - 10m Air Rifle Standing 502.7
World Cup (Châteauroux)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2018 VI - 10m Air Rifle Prone 195.3
13 2018 VI - 10m Air Rifle Standing 471.3
3 2022 VI - 10m Air Rifle Standing 157.5
2 2022 VI - 10m Air Rifle Prone 228.8
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2022 VI - 10m Air Rifle Standing 86.3
  2022 VI - 10m Air Rifle Prone  DNS