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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 Finnish national ski team has new members for the 2021-22 season. Charlotte Henriksson joins Rosa Pohjolainen, Erika Pykäläinen, Nella Korpio and Riikka Honkanen in the women’s team, that has potential to gain both European Cup and World Cup success with their French coach Nicolas Burtin.
Samu Torsti from the men’s team showed his potential by challenging the World’s fastest GS skiers in last season’s prestigious World Cup races and World Championships. Jaakko Tapanainen, Jesper Pohjolainen, and Oskari Sulkakoski joined the team together with Elian Lehto, Turo Torvinen and Niklas Järvikare after impressive race performances. The men’s team is coached by successful Swiss coach Osi Inglin.
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. He won both 100- and 200-metre races in Finnish National Championships and Finland-Sweden Games in 2021.
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.