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VUORINEN Niko

epee
Rank39
Pts46.50
Age30
HandL

Personal Information

Residence Budapest, HUN

Occupation Athlete, Student

Languages English, Finnish, German, Swedish

Higher education Philosophy - University of Helsinki: Finland

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup--11
Vancouver (CANADA), 2017-02-17
1348
San-Jose (COSTA RICA), 2018-05-19Turku (FINLAND), 2009-10-17Arhus (DENMARK), 2011-11-12
Turku (FINLAND), 2012-10-13Stockholm (SWEDEN), 2014-01-11
Turku (FINLAND), 2018-10-06Stockholm (SWEDEN), 2016-01-09
Turku (FINLAND), 2017-03-18

Sport Specific Information

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

Handedness Left

General Interest

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)

OCCUPATION
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)

AUTHOR
He has written a book titled 'Kalpa and Mind - Philosophy of Fencing and Mind-Control'. (basambooks.com, 14 May 2015)

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