|Full name||Marko Niemistö Nieminen|
|birthday||September 10, 1987|
|place of birth||Lahti|
Admission to the
|Debut in the World Cup||2009|
|World Cup balance|
|last change: October 7, 2011|
Marko Nieminen lives in Orimattila and trains in Pasina . He started for Lahden Hiihtoseura and is trained by Marko Passila. The Finn started biathlon in 2003 and has been a member of the Finnish national team since 2005. He made his international debut at the Biathlon Junior World Championships in 2005 in Kontiolahti , where he was 28th in the individual and 21st in the sprint in the youth races, improved to ninth place in the pursuit race and came seventh in the relay. In addition, he also appeared in the youth relay and was seventh there. A year later he was 15th in the singles, sixth in the sprint, tenth in the pursuit and fifth in the Finnish relay at Presque Isle . A little later, he took part in the junior races of the Biathlon European Championships 2006 in Langdorf , where Nieminen was ninth in the individual, 18th in the sprint and 31st in the pursuit. He ran his third Junior World Championships in 2007 in Martell . In Italy he was 53rd in the individual, 54th in the sprint and 14th with the relay. In the following year he took part in a Junior World Championship in Ruhpolding for the last time and reached positions 45 in the individual, 17 in the sprint, 29 in the pursuit and six in the relay.
Nieminen made his men's debut in 2009 at races in Oberhof in the Biathlon World Cup . In the sprint he was 102nd, with Jouni Kinnunen , Jarkko Kauppinen and Janne Kantanen in the relay race 16. The first major event in the performance area was the 2010 Biathlon European Championships in Otepää , where the Finn was 60th of the individual, narrowing down as 59th of the sprint qualified for the pursuit race and was 52nd in this. With Eppu Väänänen , Ville Simola and Matti Hakala he was also the last runner of season 13.
World Cup statistics
The table shows all placements (depending on the year, including the Olympic Games and World Championships).
- 1st - 3rd Place: Number of podium placements
- Top 10: Number of placements in the top ten (including podium)
- Points ranks: Number of placements within the point ranks (including podium and top 10)
- Starts: Number of races run in the respective discipline
|Status: after the 2010/2011 season|
- Marko Nieminen in the database of the IBU (English)
- Marko Nieminen in the database of the International Ski Federation (English)
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Niemistö Nieminen, Marko|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Finnish biathlete|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 10, 1987|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Lahti|