Thursday, July 12, 2012

Finland's Ari-Pekka Liukkonen

Ari Pekka Luikkonen
50 meters is a short swim race. And Finland is not where I would expect to find great swimmers.  I mean, let's face it, there is a lot of time they can't practice outside (because it's frozen).
Waiting for results.
But Ari-Pekka is a 50 Meter expert.  And he is one of the Finnish athletes that looks (to me) like a Finn should look.  I have this mind set of what a Scandinavian should look like.  Tall, blond and little goofy are it.  Now, I know that isn't fair.  I was in Stockholm and saw plenty of Finns, and they are NOT uniformly blond or goofy.  But stereotypes die hard.

Cap, not shaved head.

I believe this is to show his wingspan, but I can't find it listed.
So, go Ari.  (or Ari-Pekka or Liukki if that floats his boat).  He has that crazy swimmers body.


Gilly in Wisconsin said...

Actually, I would expect to find great swimmers in....FIN Land.

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Anonymous said...

Yeah, Swedes in Stockholm, Finns in Helsinki....