Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Finland Wins Its First Olympic Gold

Tuuli Petäjä mins silver in windsurfing.   Tuuli Petäjä, 28, became the first Finn to medal in the 2012 London Olympics today as she earned a silver in women's windsurfing in the waters off Weymouth.  Winner was Spain's Marina Alsal Niera and the bronze went  to Sofia Nooeti-Klepcka of Poland. Tuuli has a European championship bronze medal to her credit and finished 16th in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She is said to be a "cheerful and carefree" person. Interestingly enough her first name Tuuli translates into English as "Wind".  Her last nmae Petäjä would be "Pine." Onnittelut, Tuuli! See 3 jpegs attached from Helsingin Sanomat.  h 

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