Olli Penttala

Olli Penttala (born 10 April 1995) is a Finnish freestyle skier.[1] He competed in the 2022 Winter Olympics.[2]

Olli Penttala
Personal information
Nationality Finland
Born (1995-04-10) 10 April 1995 (age 27)
Helsinki, Finland
Sport
SportFreestyle skiing
Event(s)Moguls
ClubFreestyleseura Moebius
Medal record
Men's freestyle skiing
Representing  Finland
Junior World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Jyväskylä Moguls

CareerEdit

Penttala began skiing at the age of seven.[3] He won a bronze medal at the 2011 Junior World Championships in the moguls event. He placed eighth in moguls in the 2021 World Championships. He finished 9th out of 30 competitors in the first qualifying round in the men's moguls event at the 2022 Winter Olympics.[4] He then finished 19th out of 20 competitors in the first final round,[5] eliminating him from medal contention.

Personal lifeEdit

Penttala's older brother Jussi is also a freestyle skier and competed at the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PENTTALA Olli - Athlete Information". www.fis-ski.com.
  2. ^ https://olympics.com/beijing-2022/olympic-games/en/results/freestyle-skiing/athlete-profile-n1013070-olli-penttala.htm[bare URL]
  3. ^ "Olli Penttala – Kästle Ski". www.kaestle.com.
  4. ^ "Saturday's Freestyle Skiing Results". Federal News Network. February 5, 2022.
  5. ^ "Suomalaisten olympiafinaali jäi yhteen laskuun, Vierelä ei selvittänyt karsintaa". MSN.
  6. ^ "Pikkuveli jatkaa suomalaisperheen komeaa olympiaputkea Pekingissä – "Nyt pistetään ehdottomasti paremmaksi"". mtvuutiset.fi. February 3, 2022.