Kaisa Makarainen

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  • Name: Kaisa Makarainen ( Kaisa Mäkäräinen )
  • Date of birth: 11 January 1983
  • Age: 34 years
  • Birthplace: Ristijärvi, Kainuu, Finland
  • Height: 171
  • Activity: biathlete, skier
  • Marital status: not married

    Kaisa Makarainen: biography

    Kaisa Leena Mäkäräinen is a very popular Finnish biathlete, and for her aching lovers of winter sports not only from his native country, but also the Russians, Norwegians, Germans. The number of fan clubs in different countries Kajsa is clearly in the lead. Among the sporting achievements in the biography of Kaisa Makarainen won medals of all colours at the world Championships, two world Cup, many cups in races. In addition, she four times won the world championship on summer biathlon, and in 2013, even managed to become the best in his native sport, but in high-speed ski racing.

    Kaisa Makarainen
    Photo Kaisa Mäkäräinen | Biathlon family

    Kaisa was born in early 1983 in an ordinary family. Her father Urho Mäkäräinen was a bus driver and mother of Eyre taught at the high school. Childhood girl and her younger brothers Tuomas and Jaakko took place in the village of Ristijärvi in the Central part of Finland. Because in that area the snow is quite a long time, many children begin to ski right after they learn to walk.

    Kaisa Makarainen in childhood
    Already 4 years Kaisa participated in competitions | RussiaSport

    Little Mäkäräinen was no exception: very small she is already confident on the skis, and at four years old took part in his first competition. The growth of Kaisa Mäkäräinen as the athlete allowed her to study in a specialized sports school «Sotkamo», after which she became a student of the University of Eastern Finland, where he received the specialty «Teacher of physical education».


    In biathlon Kaisa Mäkäräinen was only 20 years before pursuing only «pure» cross-country skiing, without firing. After a year it is already included in the national team, and in 2007 a girl for the first time rose to the podium, winning two bronze medals on the stages in Pokljuka and Ruhpolding. Career Kaisa developed – new season, new medals for the silver. And suddenly – a complicated knee injury. The doctors even began to prepare Mäkäräinen, what a great sport for her in the past. But she was able to return to biathlon.

    Kaisa Makarainen
    In biathlon Mäkäräinen came only in the 20s | Fans of Biathlon

    And although the first year after surgery in Kaisa has not worked, in 2011 the girl was waiting for a real triumph. First, she won the Vice-champion title at the world Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk, secondly the first in Finland has won the world Cup, and the third was one of the few men who never missed one race in the season. This success was secured and the official regalia: native country Mäkäräinen was named the best athlete of the year, ahead in the ranking of the famous skier Matti Heikkinen and national hockey team.

    Photo Kaysi Mäkäräinen
    Kaisa got a lot of medals of different caliber | Information centre of Finno-Ugric peoples

    Continues to collect medals Kaisa now. Just for 2016 on account of Finnish women, or as it is called Finnish missiles, 62 prizes at the world Cup, including victories in the relays and second place in the individual competition last season 2016/17. I should add that when the snow melts and there comes a warm time of the year, she is in no hurry to relax. She trains in the summer uniform, that is, on roller skis, and regularly takes part in the summer biathlon world Championships.

    Kaisa Makarainen
    Makarainen summer Championships biathlon | ERR

    Such competitions Kaisa has won four times already. She also does not forget that I finished the ski section, so it competes with the local Finnish skiers, and once, in 2013, managed to overtake all and become the champion of Finland. Kaisa Makarainen has already won the right to be called a symbol of women’s biathlon, therefore, has an army of fans not only at home but throughout the world.

    Personal life

    According to many people, a woman should get married before 25 years old. But Finnish biathlete totally disagree. She believes that marriage and a professional sports career are not compatible, so Kaisa Leena Mäkäräinen personal life to change in a hurry.

    Kaisa Makarainen , Jarkko Siltakorpi
    Boyfriend Jarkko Siltakorpi | Biathlon family

    She has a boyfriend and she is happy with the status of their romantic relationship. Favorite Kaisa name is Jarkko Siltakorpi. It is also relevant to winter sports, but not as a competitor but as a service man, that is Jarkko involved in the organization and maintenance stages of the race in biathlon and skiing.


    Kaisa Makarainen

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