Triple jump star Senni Salminen will miss the indoor season – according to the coach, the former SE woman is on schedule towards the main goal of the season

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Senni Salminen will not return to the competition field until the summer.

17:09•Updated 17:11

Athletics’ hall season will accelerate in the coming days. A triple jumper who is one of Finland’s brightest hopes in athletics Senni Salminen however, no racing at all this winter.

Salmi will therefore not be seen in the EC halls held in Istanbul, Turkey at the beginning of March either. There he could have been fine being a potential medal contender.

The information is confirmed to Urheilu by the athlete’s personal trainer Matti Mononen.

– We plan to return to the competition field in the summer, Mononen says.

Salminen said in November On their Instagram account (you will switch to another service), that the beginning of the training season was a little different than usual. Mononen does not want to elaborate on the causes of the challenges, but admits that Salminen’s fall included health problems.

– It was already decided well in the fall that we will train this season and not go to the games this winter. Let’s get the health issues right.

The World Championships and a new record

Salminen has already set his sights on next summer. The main goal of the season is set for the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary at the end of August.

– Thinking about summer, we are on schedule. We have had to do a slightly different training. I trust that in the summer we will be fine and the difficulties will be on the side of victory, Mononen believes.

Last summer, for the first time in his career, Salminen reached the finals of the outdoor track competition. He was seventh in the European Championships. Salminen’s season’s best was 14.32 jumped in Kuortane.

Salminen is a former SE woman of the sport. He jumped 14.63 a couple of years ago. Won silver at the European Championship Kristiina Mäkelä beat SE by one cent.

Salminen, who will soon turn 27, was seventh in the previous European Championships.

– We assume that Senni will be able to improve his record, Mononen refers to the summer.

Kristiina Mäkelä, on the other hand, competes in the hall season and aims for the European Championships. He opens his season on Friday in Karlshure, Germany.