Taru Kuoppa

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Taru Kuoppa
Personal information
Full nameTaru Kuoppa
Born (1983-11-14) 14 November 1983 (age 35)
Kouvola, Finland
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
Sport
Country Finland
SportArchery
Event(s)Recurve
ClubLahden Vasama
Coached byPerttu Ronkanen
Updated on 24 February 2017.

Taru Kuoppa (born November 14, 1983) is a Finnish competitive archer.[1] A member of the Finnish elite archery team since 2013, Kuoppa came close to her maiden podium triumph in the international scene, finishing fourth with her partner Antti Tekoniemi in the mixed team recurve at the 2014 European Championships in Yerevan, Armenia.[2][3] Kuoppa currently trains at Lahden Vasama Archery Club in Lahti, under the tutelage of her coach Perttu Ronkanen.[2]

Kuoppa was selected to compete for Finland in the women's individual recurve at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[4] Sitting at fourteenth from the classification stage of the competition with a score of 643 points, 14 perfect tens and 10 bull's eyes, Kuoppa was knocked out of the first round in an upset 3–7 performance by the unheralded Burmese archer San Yu Htwe.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taru Kuoppa". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ a b "Team Finland Bio: Taru Kuoppa". Finnish Olympic Committee. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Kouvolalaislähtöinen Taru Kuoppa jatkoon olympiakarsinnassa" [Kouvola's Taru Kuoppa survived the Olympic qualifier] (in Finnish). Kouvolan Sanomat. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Suomen joukkue Rion olympialaisiin on valittu" [The Finnish team for the Rio Olympics has already been completed] (in Finnish). Finnish Olympic Committee. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Archery: Women's Individual Round of 64". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "Kuoppa nådde inte sitt mål – utslagen i första omgången" [Kuoppa could not fulfill her ultimate goal, knocked out of the first round] (in Swedish). Yle. 8 August 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2017.

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