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Finland’s number one golfer Mikko Korhonen is a two-time European Tour winner, with wins in 2018 and 2019. In addition to his professional career, Korhonen has founded The 59 Fund to smooth the way for Finnish golf players stepping into the professional arena.
Women’s national alpine ski team
The national alpine ski team representing Finland during the 2021–2022 season comprises Riikka Honkanen, Erika Pykäläinen, Rosa Pohjolainen, Charlotte Henriksson and Nella Korpio. Honkanen and Korpio scored their first world cup points in the 2018–2019 season, and Pohjolainen started accumulating points in Levi in 2020. Pykäläinen and Henriksson have achieved success by clinching the gold medal in the Finnish Championships. We will definitely hear more about these young women in the future!
Sprint runner Samuel Purola has impressed the nation with his exceptional performances. Purola set a Finnish record for 17- and 19-year-olds in the 100-metre sprint with a time of 10.31 seconds, and he also won gold in the Finnish Championships in the indoor 200-metre sprint. Purola’s biggest aspiration is to compete against the world’s greatest sprinters.
Food Camp Finland’s Mikko Kaukonen represents Finland in the world’s most prestigious cooking competition, Bocuse d’Or, in its 15th season, 2020–2021. Kaukonen and his team secured a spot in the finals in Lyon, France.