Jeremy HAKALA (FIN)

FIFinland
Age:
27 years
Federation:
FINNISH CANOE FEDERATION
Jeremy Hakala (FIN)

Biography

General Interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Academy For Canoe Development Facebook page, 08 Mar 2015)
Other sports
He competed in swimming at junior national level in Finland. (sport.fi, 12 Jun 2015)
Famous relatives
His father Jyrki competed in canoe sprint at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. (sport.fi, 12 Jun 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and to win a gold medal at the 2020 Games in Tokyo. (melontajasoutuliitto.fi, 25 Jul 2014)
Other information
DUAL NATIONALITY
He is a dual citizen of Finland and Australia [his mother is Australian]. (sport.fi, 12 Jun 2015)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in canoe sprint in 2007.
Why this sport?
He followed his father into the sport.
Club / Team
Kangasalan Melojat: Finland
Name of coach
Jyrki Hakala [father], FIN

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
03 June 1995
Height
182 cm
Weight
77 kg
Residence
Ylöjärvi, FIN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Finnish