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On the Way to Rio with Satu Mäkelä-Nummela

Nordkalk (info a, 17 December 2015

Nordkalk has been cooperating with the Finnish Olympic gold medal winner in Trap shooting, Satu Mäkelä-Nummela, for many years.

This year, Satu managed with superb performances to secure a place for Finland, and for herself, in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil 5.-21. August 2016.

We have an excellent chance to follow Satu’s journey to Rio as she will keep us posted on her training and preparing for the big event once a month.

Here is Satu’s first letter:


On the way to Rio

The year 2015 is coming to an end. For me, the year was just awesome shooting-wise. I managed to secure a place in shooting for Finland and now there is even my name on the plane ticket to Rio.

I ended this shooting season with a competition on 19 October, after which the weapon has been resting in the gun cabinet. The user of the weapon (i.e. me) has then again tried to maintain her basic physical condition and even improve it. Despite that running doesn’t always feel very reasonable, it is difficult to find the time for it and all the other excuses out there, I know that every step I take and every drop of sweat on my forehead is a step closer to the perfect performance, which I will need on 7 August 2016 at the shooting range in Rio.

So, join me on my training and competition trips and follow my reports during the soon starting new season and all the way to Rio, Brazil.

Happy Christmas and an Energetic New Year,



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