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Petteri Peitso

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T11, F11

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Finnish, Swedish
Higher education
Coaching - University of Jyvaskyla: Finland

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2002 at school.
Club / Team
Old Power: Espoo, FIN
Name of coach
Matti Sadeharju [club]

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Finland

General interest

Hobbies
Supporting English football team Manchester United. (Facebook profile, 10 Feb 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Matti Sadeharju. (Athlete, 01 Dec 2010)
Hero / Idol
Finnish shot putter Arsi Harju. (Athlete, 01 Apr 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 01 Apr 2016)
Other sports
He was a member of the Finnish goalball team that won a silver medal at the 2015 European Championships in Kaunas, Lithuania. He won several medals in Para swimming at junior national level. (airutlehti.fi, 01 Sep 2018; vammaisurheilu.fi, 11 Jul 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (airutlehti.fi, 01 Sep 2018)
Impairment
As a child he was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a cancer of the retina. One of his eyes was replaced by an ocular prosthesis. In the other eye he developed a cataract as a result of radiation therapy. (airutlehti.fi, 01 Sep 2018)
Other information
CLASSIFICATION CHANGE
In 2018 his classification was changed from F12 to F11 due to a deterioration in his vision. (yle.fi, 13 Nov 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2013-07-20 9
Men's Discus Throw F12 Final 1 2013-07-24 4
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F12 Final 1 2015-10-31 9