Athletics  Silja Kosonen is not aiming for world records for the Swedish match, but for a basic good performance: “It has been

Athletics Silja Kosonen is not aiming for world records for the Swedish match, but for a basic good performance: “It has been

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Athletics  Silja Kosonen is not aiming for world records for the Swedish match, but for a basic good performance: “It has been

Hammer women Silja Kosonen and Krista Tervo go together to gnaw at the Swedish national team lead.

Stockholm

Hammer thrower Silja Kososen The name became known to Finns at the beginning of March at the latest, when he rolled the Finnish record of 72.44 in the spring and winter snowfall. In June, Leka flew even further when Kosonen improved to an SE result of 73.43. The result is also a world record for under-19s.

In the weekend Sweden-Finland match, he will try to catch up with Sweden. After the first day of the race, Sweden will lead Finland with 125–101 men and 127–99 women in Stockholm.

“It’s been a pretty heavy and eventful season. I can’t wait for new world records anymore, but I’m looking forward to a basic good level. I hope to get close to what I threw at the Kaleva Games (68.30). I’d be happy to throw further,”

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Kososen the events mentioned have really been enough. He got into the Olympic atmosphere in Tokyo in the qualifiers, won the European Championship gold for under-20s in Tallinn and won the World Championship gold for under-20s in Nairobi.

Based on the beginning of the season, a cloak of the Finnish champion, but a familiar competitor, was also arranged for him Krista Tervo infected in Tampere 70.29.

“We are now working together to achieve good points for Finland. We are so well off with Krista that I am not at all bitter about her victory. Pretty basic that we have won alternately this year. At the Kaleva Games, Krista was in better shape and threw a good race,” Kosonen praised.

“It encourages both when there is a good struggle with the other.”

Accumulated fatigue is both physical and mental, admits Kosonen. Exceptional conditions further increase travel burdens.

“You can prepare for the physical by massages and rest. The mental side also takes strength. I have come a long way and I have not been competing abroad before. This is already the Fifth trip abroad this year,” the 18-year-old athlete told at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium.

Can we learn from this period for future ones, for example in terms of travel and preparation?

“I haven’t had a terrible time thinking about that side when so much has happened. Yes, you can learn from that.”

In addition to learning about sports, Kosonen also learns in civilian life. He began studying German at the University of Turku on Monday. Swedish, English and French are also fluent.

“I would like to be a high school language teacher. Let’s see,” Kosonen spun the future, which is still very sports-focused.

“I want something more than sports. I would go crazy if life were just sports. Sports can end because but if there is a bad injury. I think it’s possible to combine top sports and study.”

National match the closing Sunday starts at 13.10 Finnish time with the men’s hammer throw. The women’s hammer is in the program from 14.05.

The race day also includes, for example, 200-meter speed trips, men’s pole vault and men’s puck. In the latter two, Swedish domination is expected when the Olympic winners Armand Duplantis and Daniel Ståhl arrive at the competition venues.