Merja Korpela

Merja Tuulikki Korpela (born 15 May 1981 in Soini) is a female hammer thrower from Finland. Her personal best throw is 69.56 metres, achieved in July 2009 in Belgrade.

Merja Korpela
Merja Korpela 2008.jpg
Korpela in Kalevan kisat 2008
Personal information
Born (1981-05-15) May 15, 1981 (age 40)
Soini, Finland
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals30th (2008)
Personal best(s)69.56 m
Updated on 20 August 2016.

She finished fourth at the 2000 World Junior Championships. She also competed at the 2002 European Championships, the 2006 European Championships and the 2007 World Championships and the 2008 Olympic Games without reaching the final.

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Finland
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 26th (q) 49.34 m
1999 European Junior Championships Riga, Latvia 3rd 59.51 m
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 4th 59.59 m[1]
2001 European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 5th 63.51 m[2]
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 25th (q) 60.67 m
2003 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 6th 64.44 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 31st (q) 60.86 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 16th (q) 67.87 m
2008 Finnish Championships Tampere, Finland 1st 67.43 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 30th (q) 66.29 m
2009 Finnish Championships Espoo, Finland 1st 66.91 m
Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 4th 69.56 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 20th (q) 68.34 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 8th 68.21 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 24th (q) 65.64 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 19th (q) 64.03 m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 18th (q) 63.71 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 13th (q) 67.78 m


  1. ^ "WORLD JUNIOR ATHLETICS HISTORY". Archived from the original on 2011-10-23.
  2. ^ "Hammer WOMEN Final 13/07/01". Archived from the original on 2004-11-05.

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