Nickname: Thimbeerd, Timpuri Date of birth: 18th April 2002 Residence: Rovaniemi Club: Ounasvaaran Hiihtoseura Hobbies: skijumping, nordic combined, skiing and tricking Motto: Never give up!!!
Timi, can you let us know how and when you started in Nordic Combined?
I started when I was six years old. I wanted to do ski jumping at the age of four. My grandmother took me to a hill. I fell in love with it instantly. My best kindergarden guy Aabel asked me for ski school. I started and that's how it went. I was then six years old.
Do you have any role models in this sport?
Yes, I have. My favourites are Johannes Rydzek, Peter Prevc and Noriaki Kasai.
Last year, you were on the Finnish team for the Youth Cup in Oberstdorf for the first time and reached a 7th and 12th rank in the competitions. Are you content with these results?
I just was not happy. Ski jumping could have gone better.
What experiences did you make while competing and staying in a foreign country?
It was nice to compete with boys from different countries and it was nice to visit Germany. The prize-giving ceremony was memorable.
Now let's get back to your home-territory. This winter, you won 5 of the competitions and the overall ranking of the Lidl-Cup in your age class. What are your thoughts on the season?
I am very happy with this season. I have developed a lot of ski jumping skills this winter.
Do you already have plans for your future in this sport?
I want to develop the sport as much as possible and see whether it will be enough...