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TOIVAINEN Mikael
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Finland   
GenderMen
Age50
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
SH-VI
Further Personal Information
Family
Two daughters, one son
Residence
Vaasa, FIN
Languages
Finnish
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
He practised weightlifting in his youth. He later took up shooting as a hobby.
Club / Team
Vasa Skyttegille - Vaasan Ampujat: Finland
Name of coach
Mikko Taussi [national]
General Interest
Hobbies
Bowling, swimming, listening to music, spending time with family. (mt-hieronta.fi, 01 Jan 2021)
Impairment
He has a hereditary retinal degeneration condition. (mt-hieronta.fi, 01 Jan 2021)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He runs MT Massage and Physio [MT Hieronta ja Fysio] in Vaasa, Finland. He qualified at the Arla Institute, a vocational school for the vision impaired, in June 1999. "The deterioration of my vision 'forced' me to think about retraining. Since I had been involved in weightlifting and several other sports in my youth, when massage and taking care of my own muscle condition became familiar, I decided to study to become a masseuse. I can do it even if I become blind." (mt-hieronta.fi, 01 Jan 2021)

Competition Highlights (historical)
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2022 VI - 10m Air Rifle Standing 325.6
11 2022 VI - 10m Air Rifle Prone 591.4