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Trap shooting on the sunny Canary Islands - On the Way to Rio with Satu Mäkelä-Nummela

Nordkalk (info a, 18 January 2016

Nordkalk has been cooperating with the Finnish Olympic gold medal winner in Trap shooting, Satu Mäkelä-Nummela, for many years. Last year 2015, 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.

Trap shooting on the sunny Canary Islands 

And so the New Year started. I spent the New Year’s Eve admiring fireworks on the Canary Islands. I continued firing for two more weeks after the year changed and got into a nice start. Of course, one cannot immediately expect only good results, but the good and less good results tend to alternate. Every now and then the shoot went very well, only to be followed by a very lousy round.

During my two weeks on the islands, I shot 375 clay pigeons and only had one day off. Normally I started my “working” day at 10 am and kept training until around 2 to 3 pm. In addition to shooting, it is also important to exercise, so I did some light running every morning and night. On the islands, I got to practice two weeks in absolutely excellent weather conditions maintaining a good vitamin D level. 

Next three weeks at home and then onto the road again.

With best regards, 



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