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Matti Sairanen

Snowboard

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-UL

Further personal information

Residence
Olari, FIN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Finnish, Mandarin
Higher education
International Business - Helsinki School of Economics: Finland

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began snowboarding in 1997.

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Finland

General interest

Hobbies
Skateboarding, taekwondo, dog training, knife and tomahawk throwing. (hs.fi, 22 Jan 2018; Facebook page, 19 Nov 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Being selected to compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about." (suomentaekwondoliitto.fi, 2011)
Other sports
He has competed in Para taekwondo at international level, winning silver at the world championships in 2012 and 2014. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Sep 2016; suomentaekwondoliitto.fi, 2011)
Impairment
He sustained a brachial plexus injury in a motorcycle accident. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied at Beijing Language and Culture University in the People's Republic of China. In 2005 he was an exchange student at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, PE, Canada. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Snowboard World Championships Big White, CAN (Big White, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-UL Race 1 2017-02-04 15
Men's Banked Slalom SB-UL Race 1 2017-02-07 16
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-UL Final 2018-03-12 17
Men's Banked Slalom SB-UL Final 2018-03-16 20
Pyha 2019 World Para Snowboard Championships (Pyha, Finland)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Banked Slalom SB-UL Race 1 2019-03-27 12
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-UL Race 1 2019-03-30 12