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24 September 2010

Jenni Mikkonen

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Jenni Mikkonen © IOC

Jenni Mikkonen (Finland) competed in the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games in kayak, and won bronze at the World Championships in 2006. She currently combines training and education at the Tampere University of Technology in Finland, where she majors in industrial management. As an active athlete, Jenni’s main goal is to win an Olympic medal in London 2012, but she also hopes to complete her Bachelor’s degree in 2010 and a Master’s degree in engineering before 2012.


Watch the video interview to see how Jenni manages her life as a professional kayaker while studying at university and trying to identify her “dream job” for when her sports career ends.