“The first Highland Games National Team Championships in Finland,” took place over the weekend, Piia Aaltokoski reported to IronMind.
“Timo Nissinen, a home town hero from Leppävirta, was the only man to turn the caber. He has helped me a lot in building Highland Games in Finland and he is very promising athlete also,” Jyrki Rantanten told IronMind. IronMind® | Piia Aaltokoski photo.
“The competition was held in sunny Leppävirta and the organizers did a great job with the contest.
“In the men’s class Yrjö Hämäläinen/Jyrki Rantanen battled hard in each event with Timo Nissinen/Jukka Vesterinen and in the end edged them out by two points. In women’s class, as usual Jaana Tanner was hunting new trophies and that´s what she did with her teammate Ida Pohjanlehto, who is very promesing newcomer in strength events.
“The Best Thrower’s awards went to Hämäläinen and Tanner,” said Aaltokoski.
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