POTKONEN Mira Marjut Johanna

17 Nov 1980
40
Female
VARKAUS
 
Finland

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
BOX Boxing Women's Light (57-60kg) 3 Bronze Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Kokugikan Arena
FRA
HAMADOUCHE MHAMADOUCHE Maiva
1
FIN
POTKONEN MMJPOTKONEN Mira Marjut Johanna
3
WP
Finished
Kokugikan Arena
FIN
POTKONEN MMJPOTKONEN Mira Marjut Johanna
4
WP
KOR
OH YOH Yeonji
1
Finished
Kokugikan Arena
TUR
YILDIZ EYILDIZ Esra
2
FIN
POTKONEN MMJPOTKONEN Mira Marjut Johanna
3
WP
Finished
Kokugikan Arena
BRA
FERREIRA BFERREIRA Beatriz
5
WP
FIN
POTKONEN MMJPOTKONEN Mira Marjut Johanna
0
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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Olympic Games
RankEventYearLocation
3Light2016Rio de Janeiro, BRA

World Championships
RankEventYearLocation
3Light2019Ulan-Ude, RUS
3Light2016Astana, KAZ
5Light2018New Delhi, IND
9Light2014Jeju, KOR
17Light2012Qinhuangdao, CHN

European Championships
RankEventYearLocation
1Light2019Madrid, ESP
1Light2019Minsk, BLR
1Light2018Sofia, BUL
2Light2016Sofia, BUL

Bocskai Memorial
RankEventYearLocation
1Light2021Debrecen, HUN

Gee-Bee Tournament
RankEventYearLocation
1Light2018Helsinki, FIN
1Light2017Helsinki, FIN
2Light2019Helsinki, FIN

Strandja Memorial
RankEventYearLocation
1Light2020Sofia, BUL
1Light2018Sofia, BUL
2Light2021Sofia, BUL

Tammer Tournament
RankEventYearLocation
1Light2018Tampere, FIN
1Light2017Tampere, FIN
1Light2016Tampere, FIN

Box-Am Tournament
RankEventYearLocation
1Light2019Castellon de la Plana, ESP

Cologne Boxing World Cup
RankEventYearLocation
1Light2019Cologne, GER

Feliks Stamm
RankEventYearLocation
1Light2018Warsaw, POL
1Light2017Warsaw, POL
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Mira Miettinen
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Athlete
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Daughters Riina and Noora
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English, Finnish
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Tampere Gymnastics Club [Finland]
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Maarit Teuronjoki [personal], from 2008
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In 2015 she fell and tore the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in her knee. She had to undergo surgery, and did not make her comeback until March 2016. (suurtampere.fi, 08 Jun 2016; urheiluuutiset.com, 24 Mar 2016)
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She began boxing at age 27. (olympics.com, 02 Jun 2021)
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She took up the sport after the birth of her second daughter. She initially just wanted to lose weight after her pregnancy, but then her coach encouraged her to start competing. (olympics.com, 02 Jun 2021; hindustantimes.com, 16 Nov 2018)
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To win a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (yle.fi, 22 Feb 2021)

General Interest

Olympic qualifying results
She qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo through her world ranking. (pledgetimes.com, 15 Jul 2021)

General
BOXING AS A MOTHER
She began boxing after the birth of her second daughter, and initially got involved in the sport as a hobby. "After I became a mother, I was trying my hand at different sports as a fitness regime and boxing was one of them. I took it up seriously on the advice of my coach but competing was still far from my mind. Having two kids was very difficult. I had to look for a babysitter each time I had to go to training. It got easier and easier as they grew up. When I started boxing, the age limit for boxers was 34, which was then changed to 40, and it gave lot of women a chance." (hindustantimes.com, 16 Nov 2018)

SUCCESS IN RIO
She was the only Finnish athlete to win a medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after claiming bronze in the women's lightweight division. "Yes, life has changed after winning the Olympic medal. People recognise me when I go around somewhere. It's amazing for the whole nation. I lived in an apartment with my family. After winning the medal, I got a piece of land in my hometown and built a home there." (hindustantimes.com, 16 Nov 2018)

Legend
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Bronze Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
WP:
Win on Points
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