Date of birth: 4th November 1999 Residence: Kuopio Club: Puijon Hiihtoseura Hobbies: listening to music, being with friends, working in the forest
When did you start doing Nordic Combined and what was your motivation for it?
I started Nordic Combined at year 2009 when I was 9 years old. I started it because I loved ski jumping and I wanted to test it. I had done XC always and it comes naturally with Ski Jumping so I started Nordic Combined.
Do you have a role model?
I didn't have role model on Nordic Combined when I started. Janne Ahonen was my role model when I was young. Eric Frenzel became my role model afterwards.
Please tell something about yourself! What kind of person are you?
If something about my person, I'm really social. I'm interested about other people's lives and like to ask questions about them. I think I'm also pretty humouristic guy in a good group where I feel myself nice. In a big and unknown group I feel myself little shy.
What are your hobbies that you like to do in your free time?
I don't have hobbies what I do at my free time but I like to listen to music a lot and I'm also a lot with my friends. Also I'm doing a lot of forest jobs at my grandma's place.
What are your thoughts on the last winter? What do you think about the season, are you satisfied with your results?
On the big picture I'm not satisfied with last winter's results. My ski jumping took a big step forward in trainings and competitions but skiing stamina was weaker. When thinking about spring competitions I'm satisfied because they went well!
Do you have any routines at the competitions?
Before jumps I think about the hole competition jump. Before skiing I just do little warming up and some sprints.
What was the best achievement of your career so far and what the biggest disappointment?
My biggest achievement was fifth place at team event in EYOF 2015. My biggest disappointment was this years Scandic Championships second last position at individual competition.
What are your goals as a sportsman in general and for the next season?
My next years goal is to get to JWSC and do my best possible effort there.