FINA invites four Finnish swimmers to the Olympics


The Finnish swimming federation announces here that FINA has invited Ari-Pekka Liukkonen, Matti Mattsson, Emilia Pikkarainen and Hanna-Maria Seppälä for the London 2012 Games, in addition to 1500m swimmer Matias Koski who qualified in early April. Sports director Ippe Natunen comments: ‘This is truly a wonderful thing! We aimed to have five swimmers at the London Games, it was a difficult goal, and now it is being fulfilled.’ Via

The invited swimmers

  • Ari-Pekka Liukkonen (M) 50 freestyle 22.22
  • Matti Mattsson (M) 200 breaststroke 2:12.65
  • Emilia Pikkarainen (F) 100 butterfly 59.02
  • Hanna-Maria Seppälä (F) 100 freestyle 54.97



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