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Iivo Niskanen

Iivo Niskanen
Cross-Country FIN

Iivo Niskanen

Iivo Niskanen
  • Birth date 1/12/1992
  • Residence Kuopio
  • Height/Weight 6'1"/ 176 lbs
  • Olympics 2014

Biography

  • Residence
  • Kuopio, FIN
  • Club / Team
  • Vuokatti Ski Team : Finland
  • Injuries
  • He suffered from a virus at the beginning of the 2013/14 season and was unable to train for two months. He returned to full training in November 2013. (hs.fi, 17 Jan 2014)
  • Famous relatives
  • His older sister Kerttu has represented Finland in cross-country skiing. (savonsanomat.fi, 15 Jan 2014)
  • Why this sport?
  • He enjoyed skiing when he was a child and says that skiing allows him to be successful.
  • Awards and honours
  • In 2017 he was named Athlete of the Year at the Finnish Sports Gala. (fis-ski.com, 24 Jan 2018)
  • Name of coach
  • Olli Ohtosen [personal]; Heikki Korhonen [personal]; Reijo Jylha [national]
  • Occupation
  • Athlete
  • Languages
  • English, Finnish
  • Nicknames
  • Balotelli (hs.fi, 17 Jan 2014)
  • Other information
  • HORSE OWNER
    He co-owns a race horse [harness racing] called Victory Bonsai with coach Heikki Korhonen and Kari Lahdekorvi. (ravinetti.fi, 20 May 2017; is.fi, 11 Jun 2017; Twitter profile, 11 Jun 2017)
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