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Veera KIVIRINTA
Sport Swimming
NOC Finland   
GenderWomen
Born06 Apr 1995
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Tampere, FIN
Occupation
Athlete, Police Officer
Languages
Finnish
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
TaTU Tampere: Finland
Name of coach
Jere Jannes [club]
General Interest
Other information
HIATUS
In 2019 she took a six-week break from training and competitions after she stopped enjoying the sport. After starting swimming again, she switched her training base from Oulu to Tampere in 2020 and a discovered a change in outlook that revived her career. She had also filmed herself during period she stopped enjoying the sport. "I took the videos so I can watch them to remind myself that at least that feeling has been released. It feels like an intruder. It hurts to think how much I cried at the time." (yle.fi, 17 May 2021)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:09.26
Semifinal 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 30.76
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 30.98
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke 31.65
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Breaststroke 31.66
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Breaststroke 1:06.52
8 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Breaststroke 30.07
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2022 Rome, ITA 100m Breaststroke 1:09.44
  2022 Rome, ITA 50m Freestyle  
  2022 Rome, ITA 50m Breaststroke  
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:08.59
7 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 30.72
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Breaststroke 31.26
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Breaststroke 1:12.00
49 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle 27.07 
5 2016 London, ENG 50m Breaststroke 31.12
Heats 2016 London, ENG 100m Breaststroke 1:10.97
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 1:11.12
Semifinal 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 31.67
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 1:05.44
8 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke  DSQ
Heats 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Individual Medley  DNS
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Butterfly 27.26
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Individual Medley 1:03.21
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Breaststroke 1:07.25
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Breaststroke 30.52
7 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:47.41
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Breaststroke 30.10
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Breaststroke 1:07.56
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Individual Medley 1:02.68
8 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:46.22
Semifinal 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Breaststroke 30.73
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Breaststroke 1:08.79
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Breaststroke  DSQ
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Breaststroke 1:08.47