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Marjaana Heikkinen

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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F34

Further personal information

Other names
Marjaana Huovinen
Residence
Siilinjärvi, FIN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Finnish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the javelin at a young age and rediscovered the discipline after acquiring her impairment in 2008.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to take up the javelin again while undergoing rehabilitation.
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)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympia.fi, 30 Aug 2020)
Impairment
She has paraplegia as a result of complications that arose during neck surgery in 2008. (avainapteekit.fi, 25 Mar 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F32-34 Final 2011-01-23 10
Women's Javelin F33/34/52/53 Final 2011-01-28 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F52/53/33/34 Final Round 2012-09-03 3
Women's Shot Put F32-34 Final Round 2012-09-06 4
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F33/34 Final 1 2013-07-23 2
Women's Shot Put F32-34 Final 1 2013-07-26 7
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F34 Final 1 2015-10-22 6
Women's Javelin F34 Final 1 2015-10-29 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F34 Final Round 2016-09-09 2
Women's Shot Put F34 Final Round 2016-09-14 7
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F34 Final 1 2017-07-23 2