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Rio Olympics 2016 -On the way to Rio with Satu Mäkelä-Nummela

Jenni Westerlund (info a, 26 August 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.


Thoughts after the Olympics 

Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics are behind us and the end result wasn’t quite what I had in mind. I felt disappointed, because the goal was to be within the top six in the semifinals. I was so close to get to the semifinals, but this time it didn’t work out.

Although the results were not the expected ones, the atmosphere over the racing areas and on the spot was great and cheerful. It was very nice to get to know the other athletes and the people around them.

For me Rio was the third Olympics so far and I’m happy I got to experience all that. Sometimes you fail and feel disappointed but then you must pull yourself together and carry on towards a new direction. 

Season ends in mid-October to the World Cup finals in Rome and there will be the best twelve shooters of the season -me included. After that I will start preparing myself to the next season and the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Thank you Nordkalk for a pleasant cooperation, I wish everyone great fall!


satu ja asuntoRIO

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