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November 1, 2017 Top athletes feel the strain and purpose of holidays

By: Kristiina Mäkelä, Finland’s 23-year old Olympic triple jumper athlete Photo: Sami Vaskola Everyone likes fun holidays. Getting out of routines makes you feel good and relaxed. Cheat meals are acceptable and probably the main source of nutrition. You can do whatever you want. It sounds  lovely doesn’t it, but as I ended my season, […]

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November 1, 2017 Kristiina Mäkelä, our Olympic Triple Jumper, is back from injury!

Readers will recall that Kristiina Mäkelä, our Olympic Triple Jumper, had a one knee operation on an injury a few months ago. She is back on the field and will be participating this in the Finnish Athletics Championships. Here is her latest column: By Kristiina Mäkelä, 19.7.2017 After a long period of training and preparation, […]

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March 17, 2017 Hello from Pajulahti

Hello from Pajulahti, the Olympic training center 100km north of Helsinki, by Kristiina Mäkelä, Finnish Olympic Triple Jumper The indoor season is over, and I´ve come to Pajulahti for the Team Finland training camp. I had a short off-season holiday after the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade taht took place the first week of March. […]

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February 7, 2017 Kristiina Mäkelä’s – Letter from Olympic triple jumper in S. African training camp

FinnishNews is following Finland’s female Triple Jumper in her preparations for Tokyo olympics… Greetings from Africa! I have been at the Olympic Training camp in South Africa for around a month and now it is coming to an end. I have really enjoyed it. Warm weather helps my body work so much better and I […]

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February 7, 2017 Triple jumper Kristiina Mäkelä’s “Letter from the Sierra Nevada Training Camp”

Kristiina Mäkelä, Finland’s 23-year old Olympic triple jumper athelete, has sent in one more letter from the training camp in Sierra Nevada. Many readers of FinnishNews has expressed their interest in following the progress of this solitary top athlete. It is no bed of roses, but she appears to be highly motivated and happy in […]

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February 7, 2017 Finnish Triple Jumper, Kristiina Mäkelä, reports after Rio…

I have just started training again. I needed a proper vacation after last season. For one month I let go from all my routines, and cleared sport out of my life. You may know my success story about triple jumping myself into the Olympic Finals. It succeeded with my personal best, and that was a hard […]

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February 7, 2017 Kesäblogi

Eikös se niin ole että kun aika menee äkkiä, on kivaa ja paljon tekemistä. En olisi uskonut että Siera Nevada voi osoittautua näin mukavaksi leireilypaikaksi kesällä. Saapuessani lentokentälle ja astuessani ulos koneesta painostavan kuuma lehmänhenkäys nuudutti väsyneen matkaajan. 38 astetta oli mittarissa. Vajaan tunnin automatkan päästä 2300m korkeammalla ilmanala oli erittäin miellyttävä. Noin 25 astetta […]

February 6, 2017 Kohti Rioa

Loppulaskenta voi alkaa! Seuraavan kerran kun kilpakentälle astun, olen Riossa, suomen edustusasu yllä, pitkien loikkien tutina jaloissa. Päätavoite lähestyy ja fiilikset senkun paranee. Nyt pidetään mieli tyynenä ja keskittyminen tarkkaakin tarkempana. Viime viikonloppuna sain juhlia montaa asiaa. Erittäin onnistunut Kalevankisojen karsinta, kesän ensimmäisellä 14m ylityksellä oli ensimmäinen ilon aihe. Tuulta oli hieman liikaa takana jotta […]