Mikael Natunen

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7

Further personal information

Residence
Järvenpää, FIN
Languages
Finnish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2005.
Why this sport?
His physiotherapist recommended he try swimming to aid his rehabilitation. He began with shallow water exercises, water aerobics, and was inspired to take up swimming regularly. A coach noticed him and suggested he consider competing for the national team, so he went to a swimming camp in Kuortane, Finland, where his competitive spirit developed.
Club / Team
Jarvenpaan Uintiklubin: Finland
Name of coach
Kati Kauhanen [national]

General interest

Nicknames
Miksu (Twitter profile, 09 Feb 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Give all you can and do not give up." (sport.fi, 12 Aug 2014)
Impairment
He was involved in a tractor accident on a farm that resulted in spinal cord injuries. (it-lehti.fi, 01 Dec 2009)