Imagen
9281-Seppo Joensuu photo

Seppo Joensuu

Nordic Skiing
1

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Wife Mirja-Liisa, children Ulla, Risto and Sonja
Residence
Vantaa, FIN
Languages
English, Finnish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2007.
Why this sport?
He likes the speed and "dangerous situations" the sport provides.
Club / Team
Kiekko-Nikkarit: Riihimäki, FIN
Name of coach
Antti Kangas [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

General interest

Injuries
He injured the tendon in his left shoulder in 2015. (Athlete, 17 Jun 2016)

He injured the tendon in his right shoulder in 2011. (Athlete, 17 Jun 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Impaired Athlete in Finland in 1990. (saltlake2002.paralympic.org, 07 Mar 2002)
Other sports
He has represented Finland in powerlifting [1996], cross-country skiing [1994, 2002] and biathlon [2002] at the Paralympic Games. (IPC, 2017; Athlete, 17 Jun 2016)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of contracting polio as a child. (Athlete, 17 Jun 2016)