Joni Mäki

Joni Mäki is a Finnish cross-country skier born in 1995, Olympic and World Championship medalist. He finished fourth in the free style sprint and sixth in the relay at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. In team sprint he won silver with Iivo Niskanen. Mäki’s best World Cup finish came at 2022 in Falun, where he was second in the classic team sprint. Mäki won gold in Finnish championships in free style sprint in 2020, 2022 and 2024 and bronze in 2019, silver in the classic style sprint in 2023, silver in the 10 km free style in 2022, silver in the 15 km free style in 2021 and 2023 and bronze in the 50 km free style in 2019.

Finnish Vauhti athlete Joni Mäki answers ten questions about his sport and his relationship with Vauhti:

1.           Skate or classic?

  • Skate and spring crust

2.           Favourite distance?

  • Sprint in Lahti or Ruka 

3.           Favourite Vauhti product?

  • Carrot and Tar Carrot

4.           Most memorable Vauhti -moment?

  • Skiing as junior with Vauhti racing suit

5.           Biggest achievement on your career?

  • Olympic and World Championship silver in pair sprint and personal P4 for in Olympic sprint 

6.           What are your strenghts as a competitor?

  • Racing instincts

7.           Name your biggest inspiration in sports?

  • Inside of skiing Petter Northug

8.           If not skiing, what would be your sport?

  • I would play football

9.           What are your biggest goals in sports and in life?

  • Push my physical limits and develop weak spots

10.         Give skiwaxing tips to readers?

  • Keep it simple!


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