Kaisa–Leena Mäkäräinen — Biathlon World Champion 2011

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About Kaisa

Personal…

  • Name?
    • Kaisa Leena Mäkäräinen
  • Nickname?
    • Kappa, Kaeppa, Kappaleena
  • Date and place of birth?
    • 11th January 1983, Ristijärvi, Finland
  • Family?
    • Mother Eira, Dad Urho, little brothers Tuomas & Jaakko
  • Home?
    • My own apartment in Joensuu, family lives in Ristijärvi
  • Marital status?
    • Engaged with the best man in the World!!!
  • Height?
    • 171cm
  • Weight?
    • around 58kg
  • Other characters?
    • Long blond hair, blue eyes, smile..
  • Schools and studies?
    • Primary school in Ristijärvi, sport high school in Sotkamo 99-02, Joensuu University, physics and mathematics teacher since 2003 (I’ll be there the rest of my life if the studies go like in the past few years…!)
  • Hobbies?
    • Watching sport – no matter which sport. Reading and I try to grow my flowers and plants. And update my website.
  • Jobs?
    • I have been working (last time in the summer 2006) as a sport journalist in the local news paper Karjalainen

Favourite…

  • Place?
    • Next to my boyfriend. Own bedroom in Joensuu, in the summer time sauna in our summer cottage in Ristijärvi, Alps in the winter and among cities Rome is the most beautiful which I’ve seen.
  • Magazine?
    • Juoksija, MeNaiset and other women’s magazines
  • Book?
    • Finnish detective books and Dan Brown’s Angels&Demons and his other books too
  • Color?
    • Turquise, pink, white
  • Food?
    • Steak, mozzarella pizza
  • Drink?
    • Water and cafe latte with chocolate dressing and cream
  • Clothes?
    • Pink pant’s of Paul Frank and good jeans.
  • Products/goods?
    • Those ones which have a story behind like some jewellery which I have
  • Movie?
    • Mr. and Mrs. Smith (great humour!) and Finnish movies
  • Music?
    • Von Hertzen Brothers, Apocalyptica, Nightwish, The Crash, Skandinavian Music Group, Apulanta (all of them are Finnish bands). In the mornings when I’ve a race, I’m listening to Apulanta

About biathlon…

  • Since?
    • 2003, but I used to be a cross-country skier since I was a kid
  • Club?
    • Kontiolahden Urheilijat
  • Skies?
    • Fischer
  • Bindings?
    • Rottefella
  • Poles and gloves?
    • Leki shark
  • Boots?
    • Fischer
  • Clothes?
    • Odlo
  • Sport Nutritions?
    • Maxim
  • Goggles?
    • Bliz
  • Rifle?
    • Anschütz Fortner, the stock is made by Antero Lauronen, Finland
  • Ammunition?
    • Lapua, Polar Biathlon
  • Coaches?
    • Jarmo Punkkinen (skiing)
  • First race?
    • Skiing competition in Ristijärvi at the age of 4. First biathlon race in November in 2003
  • Penalty records?
    • Worst one is 12 penalties in pursuit and 6 penalties in sprint.

Favourite…

  • Race?
    • Mass start and pursuit
  • Place to race?
    • Oberhof without fog would be perfect. Also Ruhpolding and Antholz are great.
  • Role model?
    • Everyone who believe 100% in what they are doing and can reach their goals. All of us can not be the best ones in races or work or at school, but one can be satisfied with less.
  • Best results?
    • Read under the link “success”
  • Worst disappointment in sport?
    • Olympic selection to Turin 2006 (there was only one Finnish biahtlete!)..and reasults in Vancouver.
  • Motto?
    • Be better tomorrow than today!

Currently: 21.11.2013

Biathlon World Cup is here again! Start in Östersund, Sweden on 22nd November. Before Christmas we´ll race in Hochfilzen, Austria and Annecy, France too. Follow me on my facebook site and of course in Eurosport and www.biathlonworld.com
Here we go again!!! Cooool!!! – Kaisa –

 
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Contact information
Media contacts and information:
  • Harri Halme
  • 040 754 5104
  • [email protected]