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I’m a specialist in sports biomechanics at the Research Institute for Olympic Sports, focused on the scientific support for the Finnish elite level athletes and coaches.
September 2014 - July 2018
- PhD Student
- Writing of original articles and PhD thesis titled "Technical determinants of superior rifle shooting technique".
This study examined the micro-pacing strategies during a distance freestyle cross-country (XC) skiing competition. Nine female and 10 male highly trained XC skiers wore a GNSS device during a FIS-sanctioned race. The course was ~4900 m; women completed two-laps; men completed three-laps. The course was divided into uphill (S1, S3, S5, S7), downhill...
This study investigated the most important factors determining biathlon prone shooting performance. 10 female and 16 male biathletes (age 19.9 ± 2.9 years) from the national teams of Finland and Vuokatti-Ruka Sports Academy performed 6x5 biathlon prone shooting shots without physical stress under laboratory conditions. Shooting performance and mult...
This study focused on investigating differences in shooting performance and performance related factors between two different aiming strategies (HOLD, low radial velocity during the approach 0.4‐0.2 seconds before triggering, and TIMING, high radial velocity) in biathlon standing shooting. 23 biathletes fired 8x5 standing shots at rest (REST) and 2...
Purpose. This study focused on investigating differences in shooting performance and performance related factors between two different aiming strategies (HOLD, low approach velocity 0.4-0.2 seconds before triggering, and TIMING, high approach velocity) in biathlon standing shooting. Methods. 23 biathletes fired 8x5 standing shots at rest (REST) an...
The purpose of the present study was to analyze micro-pacing strategies in cross-country skiing, and their relation to section and total race times. Eleven competitive female cross-country skiers were tracked during a classic sprint time-trial race using a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) unit. A coordinate mapping procedure was applied to...
Finnish national team field test results and relation to javelin throwing performance. Differences between Finnish and German throwing techniques.
Compared to junior biathletes, national team biathletes have demonstrated higher hit percentage in rest and better front leg balance in race simulated shooting. The present study investigated differences between age groups. 13 senior (>20 years old) and 10 junior (16-20 years old) biathletes fired 8x5 standing shots at rest (REST) and 2x5 shots...
The purpose of this thesis was to identify technical determinants of elite level air rifle and biathlon standing shooting performance and investigate how these technical determinants are affected by training, competition situation, or intense exercise. Forty international and national level air rifle shooters and 17 biathletes participated in the s...
The aim of this study was to identify performance determining factors in biathlon standing shooting in rest and after intense exercise. Eight Finnish national and nine junior team biathletes participated in the study. Participants fired 40 resting shots (REST) and 2*5 competition simulation shots (LOAD) after 5 min of roller skiing at 95% of peak h...
The purpose of this study was to analyze whether the same shooting technical components determining performance in testing situation also affect performance in competition situation and how the technical skill level of these components changes from training to competition. Thirteen Finnish national (10) and junior national (3) rifle team members pa...
Aim of this study was to identify performance determining factors in biathlon standing shooting.
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Purpose: The aim of this study was to describe the long-term changes in shooting technique in relation to competition performances in elite air rifle shooters. Methods: Seventeen elite shooters completed simulated air rifle shooting competition series on three consecutive seasons, participating to 15±7 testing occasions. Shooting score and aimin...
This study focused on identifying the most important factors determining performance in elite-level air rifle shooting technique. Forty international- and national-level shooters completed a simulated air rifle shooting competition series. From a total of 13 795 shots in 319 tests, shooting score and 17 aiming point trajectory variables were measur...
“Hemodynamics as a possible internal mechanical disturbance to balance” by Conforto et al. (2001, Gait and Posture 14, 28–35) studied this issue, but I’m interested in the question the authors asked in their publication: “Is this hemodynamic perturbation and its mechanical effect on the entire body quantitatively relevant within the process of balance control?” More specifically, could this effect be relevant in elite level rifle and pistol shooting, biathlon, archery,....?
Kinect studio and some of the examples are able to measure distances up to 8 m. The sdk in kinect 2.0 gives depth values only up to 4 m distances. Is there a way to stream the raw depth data into a custom sowfware, and use the whole depth range?
The aim is 1) to develop GPS/GNSS and IMU based measurement and analysis methods in cross-country skiing, and 2) to examine pacing and technique differences related to cross-country skiing performance.
1) To identify the most important performance-determining factors in elite level air rifle shooting technique. 2) To investigate how the skill level in different air rifle shooting technical components changes over time in relation to long term professional shooting training, and how these changes relate to shooting performance. 3) To examine the effect of competition situation psychological pressure on air rifle shooting technique and shooting performance. 4) To assess the most important performance-determining factors in biathlon standing shooting technique, and to investigate how these factors are affected by intense exercise in elite and junior level athletes.