Residence Budapest, HUN
Occupation Athlete, Student
Languages English, Finnish, German, Swedish
Higher education Philosophy - University of Helsinki: Finland
|Vancouver (CANADA), 2017-02-17|
|San-Jose (COSTA RICA), 2018-05-19||Turku (FINLAND), 2009-10-17||Arhus (DENMARK), 2011-11-12|
|Turku (FINLAND), 2012-10-13||Stockholm (SWEDEN), 2014-01-11|
|Turku (FINLAND), 2018-10-06||Stockholm (SWEDEN), 2016-01-09|
|Turku (FINLAND), 2017-03-18|
When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing in 2005, and started competing the following year.
Why this sport? He enjoyed the variety and excitement of fencing.
Name of coach Andre Pop [personal], HUN
Hobbies Writing, badminton. (fencing-pentathlon.fi, 10 Mar 2018)
Injuries He struggled with an injury in 2016. (fencing-pentathlon.fi, 19 Feb 2017)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 18 Jun 2019; yle.fi, 18 Jun 2019)
Other information HUNGARY MOVE
In October 2018 he relocated to Budapest, Hungary, where he joined a training group that contained a number of Olympic medallists. He hoped the switch would increase his chances of qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "In Finland it is thought that training should also be fun. That is not the priority here. Most of the sessions involve suffering. The coaching here is also tighter. The coach is really strict about mistakes and what is wrong from his point of view." (Instagram profile, 18 Jun 2019; yle.fi, 18 Jun 2019)
In 2018 he began serving on the board of directors for the Helsinki Metropolitan Area Sports Academy [URHEA] in Finland. (Facebook page, 26 May 2018; urhea.fi, 2018)
He has written a book titled 'Kalpa and Mind - Philosophy of Fencing and Mind-Control'. (basambooks.com, 14 May 2015)
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