Ari-Pekka Liukkonen

Ari-Pekka Liukkonen (born 9 February 1989) is a Finnish swimmer.[1] He competed in the 50 m freestyle event at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[2][3] He is the Finnish record holder over that distance with a time of 21.58 sec, as well as the short course record in the 50 m.[4] He also holds the 100 m freestyle record, at 49.44 seconds. At the 2016 Olympics he swam in the 50 and 100 m freestyle events.[2]

Ari-Pekka Liukkonen
Personal information
Born9 February 1989 (1989-02-09) (age 30)
Pieksämäki, Finland
Height2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
Weight91 kg (201 lb; 14.3 st)

Personal life

On 2 February 2014 Liukkonen came out as gay in a Yle interview, thus becoming one of the first openly gay top-level athletes in Finland.[5]


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