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PALSAMAKI Veikko
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Finland   
GenderMen
Age60
Place of BirthHaapajärvi, FIN
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began shooting in 1997.
General Interest
Awards and honours
He was named Para Athlete of the Year at the 2004 Central Ostrobothnia Sports Gala in Finland. (kpurheilugaala.fi, 2016)

He was presented with the Central Ostrobothnia Recognition Award in Finland in 2000. (keskipohjanmaa.fi, 02 Feb 2020)
Impairment
He was competing in speedway when he collided with another motorcycle and sustained spinal cord injuries. (kaleva.fi, 17 Sep 2004)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served on the Council for the Elderly and Impaired of Haapajarvi, Finland, representing the town's Impaired People's Association. (haapajarvi.fi, 30 Apr 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2000 Air Rifle Prone SH1 701.3
Preliminary round 2000 Free Rifle Prone SH1 584
14 2004 Air Rifle Prone SH1 597
5 2004 Free Rifle Prone SH1 689.9
25 2008 Air Rifle Prone SH1 596
30 2008 Free Rifle Prone SH1 579
41 2012 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 591
21 2012 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 582
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2006 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 699.1
48 2010 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1  
27 2010 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1  
67 2014 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 620.2