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Kosti Salonen wins Nordic Championships 2009

Finland 12 Apr 2009 at 21:39 | Published by: JJM | Views: 4861 | News search

Kosti Salonen wins Nordic Championships 2009
2nd Jonas Gustafsson, 1st Kosti Salonen, 3rd Marcus Larsson.  (Photo by Arto Borg 2009)

“Kosti Salonen owns the minigolf lanes of Rahola.” This anecdote, often heard from Finnish national team coach Pasi Aho, was proven true at Nordic Championships 2009. Kosti took gold in men’s competition with a win margin of 6 points, playing an ice-cold average score 20.13. Jonas Gustafsson of Sweden took silver with average 20.88, and Marcus Larsson of Sweden got bronze with average 21.00, one point behind Gustafsson and one point ahead of Pierre Zetterlund in fourth place.

Men’s silver medalist Jonas Gustafsson was only the 4th best player of the weekend, however. The tied second best score 20.63 was played by women’s winner Karin Wiklund (Sweden) and senior men’s winner Peter Nordin (Sweden).

Karin Wiklund won women’s competition in a sovereign style, 14 points ahead of silver medalist Mirva Juhola of Finland, who played an average 22.38. Bronze went to another Finnish lady Nina Mustonen, with average 23.50. Inger Neye (Denmark) and Dace Kupce-Krievina (Latvia) were within attacking distance from the bronze medal, both of them 3 points behind Mustonen, with average 23.88.

Peter Nordin won senior men with 2 points only, as silver medalist Jan-Åke Persson of Sweden scored the tied 4th best average of the whole tournament, 20.88. Bronze went to Tommy Blixt of Sweden (average 21.63), after a tight last-round battle against Erling Jensen of Denmark.

Bernice Thors of Sweden won gold in senior women with average 22.00, 4 points ahead of Finland’s Seija Björk. Inge-Lise Hansen of Denmark landed safely on bronze with average 25.25, 22 points behind silver and 24 points ahead of 4th place.

Gold in juniors went to Filiph Svensson of Sweden, with average 21.00. Mattias Brännström of Sweden was second, 2 points behind Svensson and 2 points ahead of bronze medalist Mads Nørregaard of Denmark.

Gold in female juniors was taken by Sweden’s Frida Elmdahl, with average 23.00. Lina Liljegren of Sweden was second, 5 points behind the winner and 14 points ahead of bronze medalist Mia Paavola of Finland.

Sweden took easily gold in all team competitions, as expected. The top 12 of total scores includes only three non-Swedish players: 1st Kosti Salonen (Finland), 10th Anders Gudmundstuen (Norway) and 12th Mads Nørregaard (Denmark). Remember these three names in the future...

Denmark took a delicious silver medal in men’s team competition, one point ahead of the host country Finland. In all other team competitions Finland took silver, behind the winner Sweden. Bronze medals went to Latvia in women’s team competition, and to Denmark in junior and senior teams.

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Sweden Jolle (Joel Andersson)

18 Apr 2009 at 18:45
Not many people from my district Skåne were Marcus comming from talks like him :P His one of a kind, thats för sure ;)!

Finland JJM (John Mittler)

16 Apr 2009 at 21:31
The photo galleries now include photos also from the two competition days.

Netherlands Tiek (Erik Tiekstra)

16 Apr 2009 at 20:28
Hehe, @ Allan,

I actually have not much problems understanding Marcus (in Swedish) :P But hej, I am only Dutch ;)

Finland JJM (John Mittler)

16 Apr 2009 at 16:36
Good luck to Magle...

Two years ago I lost 15 kg in 3 months, from 88 kg to 73 kg, by drinking beer and eating pizza. In 50% smaller portions than I normally would eat.

Denmark swabbii (Allan Schwab)

16 Apr 2009 at 15:44
:) Jolle, do you think Marcus understood the joke? The swedish players doesn't understand his swedish, the danish doesn't understand his dan-swe-dish and not even the Latvian girls understands his english... poor guy... :D Well played Kosti! And congrats to the rest of the winners.
And at last a good luck to Christian Maglemose with losing the 40kg in 2 years!! (he promised that, if the danish mens team could take the silver!)

Sweden Jolle (Joel Andersson)

15 Apr 2009 at 07:57
Haha, Allan Schwab made the funniest comment under the price ceremony for the mensteam. "Markus, kam nu , det är Danmark" :P

Sweden Haazeman (Hans  Olofsson)

14 Apr 2009 at 18:22
why is the Swedish mascot (to the right) in on this pic?!?

Austria Rainer17 (Rainer Anhammer)

14 Apr 2009 at 16:54
congrats to all winners

Austria bub74 (Markus Berger)

14 Apr 2009 at 12:53
Yes Kostilainen! Congrats!
Big job - big TANTO-time!

Netherlands Tiek (Erik Tiekstra)

13 Apr 2009 at 12:07
Great play Suomilainen :P

Also a big hand to the other medalists! Good play!

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Nordic Championships 2009 team photos

Finland 12 Apr 2009 at 20:51 | views: 4079 | Comments: 0

Official team photos of Nordic Championships 2009: 498 x 323     980 x 635     Denmark 498 x 323     980 x 635     Finland 498 x 323     980 x 635     ...
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SG Arheilgen wins DMV Pokal

SG Arheilgen wins DMV Pokal

Germany 12 Apr 2009 at 19:28 | views: 4053 | Comments: 4

The DMV Pokal is a team competition arranged by the German Federation where two teams meet each other in man-to-man matches. This tournament started already in 2007 and was this weekend playing semifinals and finals. The first year (2007) two preliminary rounds ...
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SK Tempo Praha still on the top

Czech Republic 10 Apr 2009 at 20:24 | views: 4385 | Comments: 1

Czech players woke up last weekend after their winter minigolf sleep and played third and fourth round of the Czech Extra League. The tournament took place in Děčín, where there is a not very difficult indoor felt course. SK Tempo Praha proved its ...
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Opening competition in Braunau

Opening competition in Braunau

Austria 09 Apr 2009 at 10:16 | views: 4227 | Comments: 0

Last weekend the opening competition on the new concrete course in Branau was held. It was arranged by local club ASKÖ MSC Braunau Raiffeisen. The competition gathered 45 players with some international known players like Karl Lakos and Bernd Gaida. The mens ...
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