Vuokatti Ski Team Kainuu
Date of birth: 12 January 1992
Iivo Niskanen, a member of the Finnish junior national skiing team, is one of the top Finnish skiers in his age group. The first part of Iivo's season last year was hampered by bouts of flu, but, in late winter, he returned from the Junior Finnish Championships with a gold and bronze medal. His personal best in the Junior World Championships was coming in seventh in the sprint.
His main goal during the 2012 season is the Junior World Championships to be held in Erzurum, Turkey, in February. There he plans to improve on his previous year's results and win his first medal in a major event. Iivo also plans to test himself in adult races in the Finnish Championships, for example.
Achievements in 2010-2011
7th in the Junior World Championships 2011 (M20, sprint, classic)
15th in the Junior World Championships 2011 (M20, 20 km combi)
7th in the Junior World Championships 2010 (M20, 10 km Classic)
14th in the Junior World Championships 2010 (M20, 20 km Classic + Free)
A gold and bronze medal in the Junior Finnish Championships (M20) in 2011
Five gold medals in the Finnish Junior Championships (M18 and M20) in 2010