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Niko Ristiranta

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
T54

Further personal information

Residence
Kuusankoski, FIN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Finnish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2012.
Why this sport?
He wanted to try different Para sports and ended up liking wheelchair racing.
Club / Team
Kuusankoski Kisa: Finland
Name of coach
Jarmo Olenius [club]; Petri Hypen [club]

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Success in sport requires a comprehensive package of nutrition, rest and exercise. It also requires a determined attitude and perseverance." (jalostaja.fi, 05 Sep 2019)
Other sports
He has competed in Para alpine skiing at junior national level. (kouvolansanomat.fi, 27 Jul 2017)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Games. (jalostaja.fi, 05 Sep 2019)