Visa Hongisto

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Visa Hongisto at the 2009 Finnish Championships in Athletics.

Visa Veli Hongisto (born April 9, 1987 in Valkeala) is a Finnish sprinter.[1] His club team is Valkealan Kajo. He is the son of Eeva Haimi.

Hongisto represented Finland at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He competed at the 200 metres and placed fourth in his first round heat in a time of 20.62 seconds. He did not improve his time in the second round and finished in 20.76 seconds, placing sixth, which was not enough to qualify for the semi finals.[1]

Progression[edit]

100m[edit]

Year Time Wind City Date
2002 11,51 -0.8 Iisalmi 17 August 2002
2003 10,94 -0.4 Paris, France 28 July 2003
2004 10,56 +0.5 Kotka 22 July 2004
2005 10,48 -0.8 Gothenburg, Sweden 27 August 2005
2006 10,45 +1.1 Tampere 7 June 2006

200m[edit]

Year Time Wind City Date
2004 21,23 +1.6 Grosseto, Italy 15 July 2004
2005 21,05 +0.8 Gothenburg, Sweden 28 August 2005
2006 21,33 +0.0 Eurajoki 14 June 2006
2007 20,56 +0.2 Osaka, Japan 28 August 2007

400m[edit]

Year Time City Date
2008 47,02 Dessau, Germany 30 May 2008

Personal bests[edit]

Physical characteristics[edit]

  • Height: 184 cm
  • Weight: 77 kg

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Athlete biography: Visa Hongisto, beijing2008.cn, ret: Sep 01, 2008