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Miro Puolakka

Finland

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSFIN10606199401
NOCFinland
Born06 Jun 1994 in  Pieksämäki
GenderMen
ResidenceVantaa, FIN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Finnish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.78 15 Oct 2017 Inzell  
    1000m 1:12.91 21 Mar 2015 Calgary  
    1500m 2:17.46 19 Mar 2011 Heerenveen  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/nopeejakomee  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamHelsingin Luistikiitajat: Finland  
Name of coachMarkus Puolakka, FIN, from 2017  
Reason for choosing this sportHis father encouraged him to try the sport.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age three.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"It is just sports, nothing serious." (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolFinnish ski jumper Matti Nykanen. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
InjuriesHe was affected by a bulged disc in his back between 2017 and 2019. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)

He broke his right foot in 2014 and was out of action for seven weeks. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)
 
Famous relativesHis father Esa Puolakka and his brother Markus Puolakka have both represented Finland in speed skating at the Olympic Winter Games. Esa was ranked 25th in the 500m at the 1980 Games in Lake Placid, while Markus finished 30th in the 500m at the 2010 Games in Vancouver. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Nov 2016; vantaansanomat.fi, 27 Jan 2016; provalmennus.fi, 2016)  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m57