The first time I considered starting to row in a competitive way was when I started to win some smaller regattas in the Junior B women's single way back in 2018. Then, at the end of the summer, I won the Finnish championships in that category. That summer made me realize, I want to get better and try out, how far I can go in this sport.
The next year I got to go to a few international regattas, but my focus was mainly on my Junior A years, from which the first got wasted because of Covid-19.
My goal is to achieve a competitive level during my U23 years. Getting to go to an American University would make that possible. Also, as I don't see myself rowing my whole life, I do want to complete a degree, which is hard to combine with rowing here in Europe.