Date of birth: 16th September 1997 Residence: Vuokatti Club: Kainuun Hiihtoseura
Interview (11.03.2016) Moi Arttu! Please tell us something about you. Which charcteristics define you?
I think that I'm a happy guy. I'm usually quite angry if the results are not so good or something is wrong. But normally, I'm a happy guy and yes... pretty normal for a Finnish person.
When and how did you become a Nordic Combined athlete?
I started NC when I was 6 years old. I have been skiing my whole life but when I was 6 I also started skijumping in Kajaani.
This season was your best so far concerning the COC. How content are you with your results?
Yes, this season has been my best so far. And I'm happy that when the season started I was in ranks about 20-25 and now I'm up to the Top10 positions. For example in Ramsau I was 6th and 9th and my cross-country skiing has been really good. But I have to fix my jumping next summer and next season. And it really disappointed me that I was sick at the Junior World Championships. It was a pretty difficult time for me in Rasnov. I hope that I will be in better shape next year!
What are your goals for the next season?
I think the JWSC in Park City are my biggest goal and of course the Lahti Ski Games. Therefore, I need to focus on my jumping and try to get it on a higher level.