Matti Niemi (athlete)

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Matti Niemi (born 15 November 1976) is a retired Finnish athlete who specialized in the 110 metres hurdles.

He was born in Padasjoki.[citation needed] He competed at the World Championships in 1999, 2003 and 2005, as well as the 2002 European Championships and the 2003 World Indoor Championships without reaching the final round.[1]

He became Finnish champion in 1999 and 2003, rivalling with Jarno Jokihaara and Marko Ritola.[2] He also became indoor champion in 2003.[3]

His personal best time was 13.57 seconds, achieved in July 2003 in Lahti.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Matti Niemi profile at IAAF
  2. ^ "Finnish Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 2 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "Finnish Indoor Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 2 March 2009.