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Matti
Mattsson
FinlandFinland, FIN
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
05 October 1993
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Maiju, daughter Muume [2017]
Residence
Pori, FIN
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Finnish

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age seven in Finland.
Why this sport?
All of his family were involved in water sports.
Club / Team
Porin Uimaseura: Finland
Name of coach
Eetu Karvonen, FIN

General Interest

Injuries
In late-2013 he fractured his right thumb after falling when he was cycling. He returned to competition in March 2014. (hs.fi, 16 Aug 2014; mattimattsson.fi, 14 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 24 Nov 2018)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
In 2013 he became the first Finnish swimmer to win a medal in breaststroke at the world championships when he claimed bronze in the 200m event in Barcelona, Spain. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Aug 2013)