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Samuli Suomalainen


SportSpeed Skating
Born15 Sep 1998 in  Järvenpää
ResidenceHelsinki, FIN
LanguagesEnglish, Finnish, Swedish
Personal Bests
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 Seinäjoki  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamHelsingin Luistikiitajat: Helsinki, FIN  
Name of coachMarkus Puolakka, FIN, from 2018  
Reason for choosing this sport"My mother told me to go and try it to see if I liked it."  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age 10 in Helsinki, Finland.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Have fun." (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Famous relativesHis younger brother Joona Suomalainen has represented Finland in speed skating at junior level, and competed at the 2019 World Junior Championships in Baselga di Pine, Italy. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 Jan 2021;, 26 Jan 2019)  
Most influential person in careerFinnish ice hockey player Jason Andberg. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolFinnish ice hockey player Teemu Selanne. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2016 Youth Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
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  
    2018/2019 World Sprint Championships Overall23  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m34  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m52  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m62