Old fellows

Rifle

Kari Pennanen (SnLt). Kari’s main interests are in prone shooting. So it is natural that he has reached in big bore prone the pretty score of 600 points among six other Finnish shooters. Having been in the military team since 1993 he is absolutely the grand old man of big bore shooting! So, he has gained several podium places in CISM, NMSC and ISSF championships of which there are four CISM team medals in standard rifle and military rapid fire events (1995, 2000, 2006 and 2011). Kari has participated twice in the Military World Games. In European championships he has been in team podium six times both in 10 and 300 meter events. He has gained also many individual medals in prone shooting in the Lapua European Cup. Besides many national medals, he is a multiple Finnish champion in 300 metre shooting.

Kari’s personal bests: standard rifle 584 (2001), military rapid fire rifle 565 (1998), big bore prone 600 (2005), big bore 3P 1165 (2004), small bore 3P 1166 (1998), small bore prone with integers 597 (2005) and with decimals 613,4 (2019).

Shotgun

Veli-Matti Matikainen (Capt). Veli-Matti is a trap shooter. Since 2013 in the military team he has yet achieved 6th place in 2014 Doha (QAT). Veli-Matti has participated once in the Military World Games. Furthermore, having been in a national team since 2004 he has gained a team bronze medal in junior European championships in Belgrade (SRB) in 2005. He is a double Finnish champion in trap and once in trap mixed team.

Veli-Matti’s personal best in skeet is 120/125.

Miikka Peltonen (BGd). Miikka is a skeet shooter. Since 2013 in the military team he has achieved numerous podium places in skeet shooting in military championships. He was in the Finnish team winning gold medals in Mungyeong (KOR) 2015 and bronze 2016 in Doha (QAT). Miikka has participated once in the Military World Games. Furthermore, having been in a national team since 2005 he has gained podium places in ISSF events. He was number one in Copa El Rey (SPA) 2014. He also has one Finnish championship both in senior and in junior classes.

Miikka’s personal best in skeet is 122/125.