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Matti Hatava

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Country  Finland
Role  Olympic athlete
Club  Tampereen Jousiampujat
Height  1.78 m
Highest world ranking  340
Weight  80 kg
Name  Matti Hatava

Born  March 10, 1981 (age 34) (1981-03-10) Lappeenranta, Finland

Matti Hatava (born March 10, 1981, Lappeenranta) is a Finnish archer who lives in Tampere and represents archery club Tampereen Jousiampujat.

Hatava came 8th in the 1998 World Junior Championships, and represented Finland in the European Championships in 2000 and 2002. In 2002 Hatava took a break from active sport to pursue his personal career in banking. He returned to archery in the summer of 2007, coming third in the 2007 Finnish Championships.

In 2008 Hatava finished second in the final Olympic qualification tournament held in BoƩ, France. Thus Hatava guaranteed a place for Finland at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. He made his olympic debut finishing 58th on ranking round. In elimination rounds he first won Simon Terry of Great Britain but then lost to Cheng Chu Sian of Malaysia.

Personal records

  • FITA 144 arrows: 1322
  • 72 arrows, 70 metres: 660
  • 12 arrows final: 111
  • References

    Matti Hatava Wikipedia

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