Toni Ketelä has the last years been one of the most successful Finnish sprint cross-country skiers. In the World Championship 2013 he was 8th and in 2015 he was 10th. Both races was classic style sprint. This season 2015–16 Ketelä is part of Finland’s sprint cross-country skiing A team. He has the Lahti World Championships 2017 and the Pyeongchang Olympic Games 2018 in his sights. His goal is clear: a major championships medal.
|Date of birth:||16.3.1988|
|Sport:||Cross country skier, specialized in sprint, especially classic sprint. Also 10 and 15 km races|
|Ski club:||IF Minken, Uusikaarlepyy|
|Trainer:||Olli Ohtonen, Kajaani|
Results from season 2015
|Falun World Championships||10th (qualification 12th)||2015||Sprint C|
|Otepää World Cup||3rd||2015||10 km C|
|Drammen World Cup||20th (qualification 25th)||2015||Sprint C|
|Ruka World Cup||23rd (qualification 13th)||2015||Sprint C|
|Östersund World Cup||9th (qualification 2nd)||2015||Sprint C|
|FIS Albu||12th||2015||Sprint C|
|Jämi Finnish Championships||4th||2015||Sprint C|
Results from previous years
|Val di Fiemme World Championships||8th (qualification 24th)||2013||Sprint C|
|Ruka World Cup||23rd (qualification 13th)||2014||Sprint C|
|Drammen World Cup||30th (qualification 30th)||2014||Sprint C|
|Liberec World Cup||20th (qualification 23rd)||2013||Sprint C|
|Drammen World Cup||26th (qualification 13th)||2012||Sprint C|
|Lahti World Cup||14th (qualification 16th)||2012||Sprint C|
|Jämi Finnish Championships||6th (qualification 4th)||2013||Sprint C|
Results from younger years
|Scandinavia cup||6th 7th 8th 11th 14th||2011|
|23 year old National Championships||4th||2011||10 km C|
|23 year old World Championships||17th||2011||Sprint C|
|Junior Seasons 2007-2009||6th 8th 9th 11th 14th|
|Junior National Championships||Gold||2006||10km C|
|Junior National Championships||Silver||2006||20km C|
|Nordic Championships||9th||2006||5km C|
Last season I trained 730 hours, this season I will add a substantial amount of training hours. I am aiming for about 850 hours. I have also done more free style cross-country ski training than last season.
During summer I mostly rollerski, I do Nordic walking uphill, run, train in the gym or cycle. In the winter time almost all my training is on skis. I also train in the gym and do some leap training with ice studded running shoes.
I have done more normal endurance sport training, i.e. lots of long running sessions and muscle endurance improvement exercises. During autumn training has changed to be more speed and performance developing.
GOALS AS AN ATHLETE
My long term goal is a championship medal in the Lahti World Championships 2017 or the Pyeongchang Olympic Games 2018. This season’s goal is to do well in the World Cup. In classic sprint the goal is podium places and in skate style sprint the goal is to qualify.