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Mimosa JALLOW
Sport Swimming
NOC Finland   
GenderWomen
Born17 Jun 1994 in Jyväskylä, FIN
Height1.76 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Jyväskylä, FIN
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Finnish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age six.
Why this sport?
Her mother introduced her to the sport.
Club / Team
Jyvaskylan Aalto : Finland
Name of coach
Marko Malvela [personal], FIN
Training Regime
She trains six days a week.
General Interest
Nicknames
Mimmu (kiririnki.fi, 24 Jun 2014)
Hobbies
Skiing, running, cycling, boxing, baking. (oph.fi, 20 Sep 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the 50m backstroke at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, and competing at the 2010 European Junior Championships in Helsinki, Finland. (uimaliitto.fi, 05 Jun 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise." [Frank Ocean] (Instagram profile, 16 Jan 2021)
Ambitions
To swim the 100m backstroke in under one minute. (oph.fi, 20 Sep 2021)
Other information
MANAGING STRESS
She has worked with a sports psychologist to ensure she is in a positive frame of mind to compete. "Stress cannot and should not be prevented, but you can learn to manage stress. I've been training for years to withstand the tension and stress before exercise, and sometimes successfully, sometimes not. However, my best performances have come despite the intense excitement. So for me, the most optimal thing would not even be to find a good balance between being unexcited and stressed." (uimaliitto.fi, 05 Jun 2020)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2020 she began chairing a committee of Finnish swimmers that was formed to promote the athletes' interests to the Finnish Swimming Federation. (is.fi, 10 Jun 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
17 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Backstroke 1:00.06
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Backstroke 1:01.58
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2022 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 1:00.68
12 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 27.99
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 26.99
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Backstroke 28.10
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Backstroke 1:01.39
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Butterfly 26.62
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Freestyle 25.66
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 26.89
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 1:01.33
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 27.95
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 25.44
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Backstroke  DSQ
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Backstroke 1:01.10
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:55.37
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  DSQ
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Freestyle 24.65
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Butterfly 25.71
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Backstroke 26.74
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Backstroke 57.86
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Freestyle 55.11
8 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.23
8 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.38
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Backstroke 27.66
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Backstroke 59.63
6 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:54.81
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 25.60
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly  DNS
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 1:00.82
7 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 28.16
7 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:01.96
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Backstroke 27.70
19 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle 25.53 
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Butterfly 26.24
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Backstroke 1:00.83
  2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Freestyle DNS
6 2016 London, ENG 50m Backstroke 28.15
Semifinal 2016 London, ENG 100m Backstroke 1:01.16
Heats 2016 London, ENG 50m Freestyle 25.84
Heats 2016 London, ENG 50m Butterfly 27.43
3 2016 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:01.49
Heats 2016 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:53.94
8 2016 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:43.23
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 27.65
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 26.36
Semifinal 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Backstroke 28.71
Semifinal 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Backstroke 1:02.03
6 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:47.02
7 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:54.72
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:08.48
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 50m Backstroke 29.90
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 100m Backstroke 1:04.85
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 24.81
5 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Backstroke 56.81
Heats 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly  DNS
5 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Backstroke 26.33
6 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:46.88
7 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.37
7 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Backstroke 26.64
Semifinal 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Butterfly 25.80
Semifinal 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Backstroke 58.30
8 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Freestyle 24.20
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
8 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:46.22
7 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.80
6 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.58
Semifinal 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Backstroke 59.20
Semifinal 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Backstroke 27.57
Semifinal 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Butterfly 26.50
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Freestyle 25.04
5 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:47.05
7 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:38.96
5 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.93
6 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.53
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Backstroke 1:02.60
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  DSQ
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Freestyle 25.54
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Backstroke 29.03
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2019 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 1:01.50
2 2019 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 28.14
4 2017 Berlin, GER 50m Backstroke 26.56
2 2017 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.71
4 2017 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.40