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TASKINEN Tomi
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Finland   
GenderMale
Age29
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Lahti, FIN
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
English, Finnish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began snowboarding in 1999 in the Messila ski resort in Finland. He got involved in Para snowboarding in 2013.
Club / Team
LHS Snowboarders: Finland
Name of coach
Mikko Wendelin, FIN, from 2018
General Interest
Hobbies
Cycling, going to the gym, jogging, bouldering. (Athlete, 08 Jan 2019)
Most influential person in career
His physiotherapist. (Athlete, 08 Jan 2019)
Hero / Idol
Finnish Para snowboarder Matti Suur-Hamari. (Athlete, 08 Jan 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never say never." (Athlete, 08 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 08 Jan 2019)
Impairment
He fell at a snowboarding contest in February 2011 and hit his head. He was in a coma for two weeks and required a total of six operations on his injuries. (Athlete, 08 Jan 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
10 2018/2019 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:04.92