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Samuli Suomalainen

Finland

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSFIN11509199801
NOCFinland
Born15 Sep 1998 in  Helsinki
GenderMen
ResidenceHelsinki, FIN
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, Finnish, Swedish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.27 09 Mar 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:09.21 10 Mar 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:46.75 09 Mar 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 7:37.08 23 Dec 2018 Helsinki  
    10000m 19:23.01 15 Mar 2015 Seinšjoki  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/samuli.suomalainen.9  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamHLK: Helsinki, FIN  
Name of coachPeter Mueller, USA, from 2018  
Reason for choosing this sportHe followed his younger brother into the sport, and he thought it was fun to skate fast.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age 10 in Helsinki, Finland.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Never give up." (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Most influential person in careerHis mother. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolFinnish ice hockey player Teemu Selanne. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementPlacing third in the 500m at the 2017 Junior World Cup event in Collalbo, Italy, and the 2017 Junior World Cup event in Inzell, Germany. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 European Sprint Championships Overall15  
    2016/2017 European Sprint Championships Overall19  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1000m19  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1500m19