Page back
KIRJONEN Aleksi
Sport Para athletics, Para ice hockey
NPC Finland   
GenderMen
Age25
Place of BirthPorvoo, FIN
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F56, T54
Further Personal Information
Residence
Porvoo, FIN
Occupation
Motivational Speaker
Languages
Finnish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in year five of high school.
Why this sport?
Finnish Paralympic javelin thrower Markku Niinimaki introduced the sport to him during a visit to his school.
Club / Team
Espoon Tapiot: Finland
Name of coach
Kimmo Kinnunen [national], FIN; Markku Niinimaki [personal], FIN
General Interest
Hero / Idol
US extreme wheelchair athlete Aaron Fotheringham. (hs.fi, 24 May 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The restrictions are only in your own head." (hs.fi, 24 May 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2012 Best Athlete with an Impairment of the Year in Porvoo, Finland. (uusimaa.fi, 06 Feb 2014)
Impairment
Both his legs have been non-functional since birth. (tv1.yle.fi, 19 Feb 2012)
Other information
WEBSITE
He created the website 'Team Finnish Power [TFP]' with national teammate Henry Manni. They post videos of themselves performing stunts and tricks with their wheelchairs. (tfp.fi, 14 Mar 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
11 2012 Shot Put F54-56 11.89
12 2012 Javelin Throw F54/55/56 26.36
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
11 2013 Javelin Throw F54/55/56 29.64
3 2013 Shot Put F56/57 12.73
European Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 Shot Put F57 12.57
1 2014 Javelin Throw F56 31.12
7 2016 Discus Throw F56 31.41
3 2016 Shot Put F57 12.18