Hanna-Maria Seppälä

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Hanna-Maria Seppälä
Hanna-Maria Seppälä from Finland at 2008 EC.jpg
Personal information
Full name Hanna-Maria Seppälä
Nationality  Finland
Born (1984-12-13) 13 December 1984 (age 30)
Kerava, Finland
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 59 kg
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle, individual medley
Club Cetus

Hanna-Maria Seppälä (born 13 December 1984 in Kerava) is a freestyle swimmer from Finland, who won the world title in the 100 m freestyle at the 2003 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, Spain.

Hanna-Maria started swimming at age 5 and made the Finnish national junior team by age 10.[citation needed] In 1999 she won the bronze medal in the European Junior Championships in the 50 m freestyle event. To date she has broken 100 Finnish national records. Hanna-Maria's manager is Finnish Sports Management Agency, SportElite.[citation needed]

Achievements[edit]

Year Tournament Venue Result Time
1999 European Junior Championships Moscow, Russia third in 50 m freestyle
fourth in 100 m freestyle
26.48
57.69
2000 World SC Championships Athens, Greece eighth in 100 m individual medley 1:03.84
2000 European LC Championships Helsinki, Finland 14th in 50 m freestyle
12th in 100 m freestyle
26.24
56.72
2000 European Junior Championships Dunkerque, France first in 50 m freestyle
first in 100 m freestyle
26.07
56.69
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 28th in 50 m freestyle
18th in 100 m freestyle
26.21
56.68
2000 European SC Championships Valencia, Spain fifth in 100 m individual medley 1:02.63
2001 World LC Championships Fukuoka, Japan 29th in 50 m freestyle
17th in 100 m freestyle
26.23
56.39
2001 European SC Championships Antwerp, Belgium fifth in 50 m freestyle
eighth in 100 m individual medley
25.04
1:02.88
2002 European LC Championships Berlin, Germany 14th in 50 m freestyle
11th in 100 m freestyle
26.03
55.84
2002 European SC Championships Riesa, Germany sixth in 50 m freestyle
eighth in 100 m individual medley
25.25
1:03.13
2003 World LC Championships Barcelona, Spain 10th in 50 m freestyle
first in 100 m freestyle
25.39
54.37
2003 European SC Championships Dublin, Ireland fifth in 50 m freestyle
third in 100 m freestyle
24.79
53.46
2004 World SC Championships Indianapolis, United States 16th in 50 m freestyle
fifth in 100 m freestyle
fourth in 100 m individual medley
19th in 100 m backstroke
25.42
54.39
1:01.23
1:03.13
2004 European LC Championships Madrid, Spain 12th in 50 m freestyle
seventh in 100 m freestyle
17th in 100 m backstroke
11th in 4×100 m freestyle
13th in 4×100 m medley
25.88
55.36
1:04.82
3:57.40
4:23.00
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 24th in 50 m freestyle
12th in 100 m freestyle
26.01
55.59
2004 European SC Championships Wien, Austria 10th in 50 m freestyle
eighth in 100 m freestyle
sixth in 100 m individual medley
seventh in 4×50 m medley
25.34
55.07
1:02.23
1:52.85
2005 World LC Championships Montreal, Canada 14th in 50 m freestyle
ninth in 100 m freestyle
25.70
55.32
2005 European SC Championships Trieste, Italy fifth in 50 m freestyle
second in 100 m freestyle
first in 100 m individual medley
24.65
53.36
1:00.71
2006 World SC Championships Shanghai, China sixth in 50 m freestyle
fourth in 100 m freestyle
second in 100 m individual medley
20th in 50 m breaststroke
24.87
53.78
1:00.74
32.67
2006 European LC Championships Budapest, Hungary 15th in 50 m freestyle
fifth in 100 m freestyle
26th in 50 m butterfly
31st in 100 m butterfly
12th in 4×100 m medley
25.66
55.05
27.74
1:02.26
4:20.79
2006 European SC Championships Helsinki, Finland third in 50 m freestyle
fourth in 100 m freestyle
first in 100 m individual medley
seventh in 4×50 m medley
24.57
53.29
1:00.45
1:50.99

External links[edit]

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Juha Hirvi
Flagbearer for  Finland
London 2012
Succeeded by
Incumbent