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Lassi karonenPer Lassi Karonen, born March 17, 1976 in Djura, is a Swedish rower. 

Karonen has won the Swedish Championships in rowing in the class single sculler several times, last SC-gold was in 2008. Karonen has also, along with his trainer, Per "Pliggen" Andersson won several SC gold in the class double sculler. 

Karonen has had successes in the World Cup in rowing in the class single sculler and also more prominent placement on the World Cup. At the World Championships 2007 in Munich rendered Karonen's sixth place not just to his best result at a World Cup but also qualified him to the 2008 summer Olympic Games in Beijing where he was 6th in the Final. 

Lassi Karonen is rowing for the Leksand club Brud Piga RK. Karonen is living in Uppsala and by training with the Uppsala Academic rowing society, practicing as long as it is ice-free on Fyrisån. He started his rowing career with church boat rowing. Elite rowing began as late as at 26 years of age and six years later, he participated for the first time in the Olympics, the 2008 summer Olympic Games in Beijing.

Lassis physical qualities has been the focus of Swedish sporting world. Oxygen absorption is measured to 7.19 l / min, which is the highest value ever measured in American sports.

Source: Wikipedia 

About Lassi Karonen

Name: Per Lassi Karonen 
Born: March 17, 1976 
Height: 196 cm 
Weight: 105 kg 
Marital status: Partner 
Lives: In Uppsala, together with Linda and his son Gustav 
Birth place: Djura village, south of Leksand, near Dalälven 
Parents: Margareta and Seppo 
Siblings: Mary, Johani, Matti, Antti 
Club: Brud Piga RK, Leksand 
Boat: Empacher 
Oars: Concept II 

Merits 
Swedish record CII rowing machine 2000 m, time 5.44,6 
Test CII rowing machine 5000 m, time 15.04,6 

2008 
6th at the Olympics in Beijing 
6th at World Cup in Amsterdam 
3rd at World Cup in Lucerne 
4th at World Cup in Munich 
SM-gold in the single sculler 
SM-gold in the double-sculler with Per "Pliggen" Andersson 

2007 
6th at the World Championships in Munich 
6th at World Cup in Amsterdam 
5th at World Cup in Lucerne 
SM-gold in the single sculler 

2006 
7th at the World Championships in Eton, England 
3rd at World Cup in Munich 
4th at World Cup in Poznan 
6th at World Cup in Lucerne, and thus a total 4 in the World Cup 
Winning the Koninklijke Holland Beker in Amsterdam 
SM-gold in the single sculler 
SM-gold in the double sculler with Per "Pliggen" Andersson 

2005 
8th at the World Championships in Japan 
5th at World Cup in Lucerne 
SM-gold in the single sculler 
SM-gold in the double sculler with Per "Pliggen" Andersson 

2004 
5th at World Cup in Munich 
SM-gold in the single sculler 
SM-gold in the double sculler with Per "Pliggen" Andersson 

2003 
SM-silver in single sculler 
SM-silver in the double sculler with Thomas Naas