Moederdag 2019

Tag: qualification

Dit is een overzicht van de meest recente artikelen met de tag 'qualification'.

Airi Mikkela: over-excitement is hard for the body and mind

Airi Mikkela: over-excitement is hard for the body and mind

The third and last installment of Finland's Airi Mikkela's Olympic qualification year look-back.

20 juni 2016

Airi Mikkela: What it is like to try and qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio

Airi Mikkela: What it is like to try and qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio

Finnish badminton player Airi Mikkela is laying out a summary of her Olympic qualification year. She shared the second part of…

13 juni 2016

Airi Mikkela: Escaping the Rio-hype

Airi Mikkela: Escaping the Rio-hype

This blog is a story. I want it to be an honest story about the life as a top athlete. It would be great to mention only the good…

29 mei 2016

Airi Mikkela: two weeks since my Rio-dream came crashing down

Airi Mikkela: two weeks since my Rio-dream came crashing down

Two short but long weeks, that I've spent without writing anything here on my blog. There has been days that I've really wanted…

16 mei 2016

Olympic qualification is nigh for Finland's Nanna Vainio

Olympic qualification is nigh for Finland's Nanna Vainio

The Olympic Qualification is now finished for me. After close to 30 (!!!) tournaments, I will finish the qualification race as…

30 april 2016

Olympic qualification period ends 1 May 2016

Olympic qualification period ends 1 May 2016

We are rapidly coming to the end of the Olympic qualifying period and we know it has been an intense and exciting race to Rio…

25 april 2016

Finnish Airi Mikkela: eat, sleep, train, repeat!

Finnish Airi Mikkela: eat, sleep, train, repeat!

I remember joking about how crazy and funny it would be if the last tournament decided whether me or Nanna is going to Rio. Well,…

19 april 2016

Hello and good morning from Sao Paulo!

Hello and good morning from Sao Paulo!

So I ended up winning the whole tournament in Peru after beating Nanna in the final in straight too sets. I am very happy and…

9 maart 2016

Finland's Airi Mikkela: Hello from Peru!

Finland's Airi Mikkela: Hello from Peru!

Everything has been good here so far - the hall is nice, food is good, and our hotel is okay. That's pretty much everything I've…

5 maart 2016

Finland's Airi Mikkela on world trip to Peru, Brazil, Switzerland and New Zealand

Finland's Airi Mikkela on world trip to Peru, Brazil, Switzerland and New Zealand

This whole Olympic qualification period has already been a huge adventure for me. But I feel like the biggest adventure so far is…

28 februari 2016

Finnish silver in Iceland for Airi Mikkela

Finnish silver in Iceland for Airi Mikkela

This time I'm only gonna write a short version in English because it's my well deserved day off and because I'm a little bit…

2 februari 2016

Finnish girls Airi versus Nanna: Fighting for the Road to Rio!?

Finnish girls Airi versus Nanna: Fighting for the Road to Rio!?

Hey! This time I'm writing about something I haven't really mentioned on my blog before. I've told a million times about how I…

10 januari 2016

Bangkok Post: 'Controversial Yu just wants to focus on badminton'

Bangkok Post: 'Controversial Yu just wants to focus on badminton'

Chinese badminton star Yu Yang has denied quitting the sport after being kicked out of the London Olympics and said she just…

20 november 2012

BWF: Disqualifications Must ‘Serve as Lesson’

BWF: Disqualifications Must ‘Serve as Lesson’

Badminton World Federation (BWF) has signalled strong support for investigations into the incidents leading to the…

20 september 2012

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