Meri Ilmarinen

Further Personal Information
Residence
Lohja, FIN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Finnish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2008.
Why this sport?
Before taking up weightlifting she trained in athletics, practising long jump until she was age 17. Her training sessions included a number of weight exercises, which she felt suited her, so she decided to try her hand at weightlifting.
Club / Team
Lohja Liftingin: Finland
Name of coach
Matti Vestman [personal]
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Lifting a total of 226kg at the 2017 World Championships in Anaheim, CA, United States of America. (yle.fi, 11 Apr 2017)
Injuries
She experienced problems with a back injury in 2013. (yle.fi, 11 Apr 2017)

A back injury meant she missed the 2011 European Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (tulaviisi.fi, 06 Apr 2014)

In 2010 she fractured the fibula [calf bone] in her leg. (tulaviisi.fi, 06 Apr 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook profile, 16 May 2018)

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