Saara Leskinen

Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Eero Retulainen
Residence
Turku, FIN
Occupation
Coach, Graphical Design, Manager
Languages
English, Finnish
Higher education
Design - Turku University of Applied Sciences: Finland
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up weightlifting in 2013.
Why this sport?
She discovered the sport through CrossFit.
Club / Team
Turun Atleettiklubi: Turku, FIN
Name of coach
Eero Retulainen [personal, partner]
General Interest
Famous relatives
Her partner Eero Retulainen has represented Finland in weightlifting, competing at the world championships in 2015, 2017 and 2018. (SportsDeskOnline, 06 Sep 2019; is.fi, 04 Nov 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (is.fi, 25 Oct 2017)
Other information
PARTNER AND COACH
She is coached by her partner Eero Retulainen, who also competes at international level. Although the pair train together, Retulainen does not coach her at events because he has to concentrate on his own competition. "Focusing on our own performance is the key." (is.fi, 04 Nov 2018)

OCCUPATION
In June 2019 she began working as a project manager for a marketing agency in Vantaa, Finland. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jun 2019)

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