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HEIKKINEN Marjaana
Sport Para athletics
NPC Finland   
GenderWomen
Age51
Place of BirthKuopio, FIN
Height1.75 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F34
Further Personal Information
Marital status
* unknown *
Other names
Marjaana Huovinen
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Finnish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up javelin throw in 2009.
Club / Team
Siilinjarven Ponnistus: Finland
Name of coach
Kimmo Kinnunen [personal], FIN
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everything is worth giving a try." (paralympia.fi, 13 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2014 Female Athlete of the Year by the Kuopion Reipas sports club in Finland. (kuopionreipas.fi, 25 Nov 2014)
Impairment
She has paraplegia as a result of complications that arose during neck surgery in 2008. (avainapteekit.fi, 25 Mar 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2012 Javelin Throw F33-34/52-53 19.47
4 2012 Shot Put F32/33/34 7.64
2 2016 Javelin Throw F34 18.42
7 2016 Shot Put F34 6.26
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2011 Shot Put F32-34 6.76
4 2011 Javelin Throw F33-34/52-53 16.42
2 2013 Javelin Throw F33/34 20.79
7 2013 Shot Put F32/33/34 7.88
6 2015 Shot Put F34 6.55
4 2015 Javelin Throw F34 16.76
2 2017 Javelin Throw F34 18.71
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 Javelin Throw F34 16.21
4 2014 Shot Put F34 6.55
5 2016 Shot Put F34 6.45
1 2016 Javelin Throw F34 17.87
1 2018 Javelin Throw F34 18.79