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Matti Hatava (born March 10, 1981, Lappeenranta) is a Finnish archer who lives in Tampere and represents archery club Tampereen Jousiampujat.

Matti Hatava
Personal information
Born (1981-03-10) March 10, 1981 (age 36)
Lappeenranta, Finland
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Sport
Country  Finland
Club Tampereen Jousiampujat
Achievements and titles
Highest world ranking 340[1]
Updated on August 13, 2008.

Hatava came 8th in the 1998 World Junior Championships, and represented Finland in the European Championships in 2000 and 2002. In 2002 Hatava took a break from active sport to pursue his personal career in banking. He returned to archery in the summer of 2007, coming third in the 2007 Finnish Championships.[2]

In 2008 Hatava finished second in the final Olympic qualification tournament held in Boé, France. Thus Hatava guaranteed a place for Finland at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.[3] He made his olympic debut finishing 58th on ranking round. In elimination rounds he first won Simon Terry of Great Britain but then lost to Cheng Chu Sian of Malaysia.

Personal recordsEdit

  • FITA 144 arrows: 1322
  • 72 arrows, 70 metres: 660
  • 12 arrows final: 111

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  2. ^ "Finnish team in Beijing 2008 - Archery". Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  3. ^ "Final ten archers selected for Beijing 2008". Retrieved 2008-08-13. 

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