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MERILAINEN Tapani
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Finland   
GenderMen
Age67
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence
Finland
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He started competitive shooting in 1996.
Club / Team
Joensuun Ampujat [Joensuun Shooters]: Finland
Name of coach
Pirjo Peltola, Tapio Säynevirta
Coach from which country?
Finland
Senior International Debut
Year
1997
Competing for
Finland
Tournament
European Championships
General Interest
Hobbies
Photography. (joeninva.kotisivukone.com, 01 Jan 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You should strive to turn negative thinking into positive thinking." (joeninva.kotisivukone.com, 01 Jan 2011).

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
37 2008 Air Rifle Prone SH1 592
39 2008 Free Rifle Prone SH1 566
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
45 2006 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1