Known for his high leap, long leap, and especially his triple leap information, this Finnish sportsman placed second in the 1982 Kaleva Championships. One of is own earliest contests was a 1979 outdoor monitor high leap event. He performed for the Lapland Lock athletic golf club. He and his sibling was raised in Rovaniemi, Finland. Before closing in divorce, his relationship produced a child and a child. He and Olympic skier Matti Nykanen are both popular Finnish athletes.