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Aleksi Kirjonen

Athletics

Biography

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)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F54-56 Final Round 2012-09-01 11
Men's Javelin F54-56 Final Round 2012-09-08 12
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F54-56 Final 1 2013-07-24 11
Men's Shot Put F56/57 Final 1 2013-07-26 3