Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried skiing in 2009, and began sit skiing in 2011.
Why this sport?
"I started on the slopes of Suomu [ski resort in Finland] on skis in 2010 but soon after my doctor banned boots and skis, so I got my first monoski sled imported from Germany. Landing on the monoski was very difficult at first, but I quickly learned the technique."
He trains for around 20 hours a week during the northern hemisphere winter months, and for around 12-15 hours a week during the summer months. "[Winter training] includes two to three physical workouts and three to four slope workouts."
Wakeboarding, cycling. (Facebook profile, 21 Sep 2021)
Hero / Idol
Canadian alpine skier Josh Dueck. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No skiing, no living." (Instagram profile, 05 Jan 2021)
To compete at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2022 and 2026. (alpinerace.fi, 17 Nov 2020; Napapiirin Kuljetus Oy Facebook page, 02 Dec 2021)
He has hereditary spastic paraplegia, a condition his mother also had. (sponsori.fi, Jun 2013)