Erkki Matias Pekkala
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Wife Alia Pekkala and children Sanna, Petri and Johanna.
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up shooting in 1987 in Haapajarvi.
Why this sport?
A friend recommended that he try it.
Club / Team
Haapajarven Shooting Society: Haapajärvi, FIN
Name of coach
Coach from which country?
Coach from what year?
Moose hunting. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)
Most influential person in career
His wife Aila. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)
Hero / Idol
Finnish skiier Juha Mieto. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't worry, let your heart beat peacefully." (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)
To win another medal at the Paralympics. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)
His left leg had to be amputated because of a work accident. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)
|Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1||Preliminary||28|
|Mixed English Match SH1||Preliminary||29|
|Mixed Free Rifle Prone SH1||Qualification||12|
|Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1||Qualification||29|
|Mixed Free Rifle Prone SH1||Preliminary||27|
|Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1||Preliminary||14|
|Mixed Free Rifle Prone SH1||Final Round||8|
|Mixed Free Rifle Prone SH1||Preliminary||7|
|Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1||Final Round||2|
|Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1||Preliminary||3|
|Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1||Qualification||2010-07-19||7|
|Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1||Qualification||2010-07-23||28|
|Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1||Elimination||2010-07-23||20|