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Mira-Maria Kuudanpaiste enjoys the opportunity to play against top level showdown players
22.01.2016


Pajulahti Games showdown tournament is a good opportunity for many national level Finnish players who want to test their skills against tough international opponents. One of these players is Mira-Maria Kuudanpaiste, who is originally from Turku but have been living in the Helsinki metropolitan are for a long time.

Kuudanpaiste started playing showdown in the beginning of 2008. She had tought of playing showdown before but once she found coaching help for herself she could finally start training and playing.

Eight years after starting the hobby Kuudanpaiste’s enthusiasm towards the sport has constantly grown.

– Every day I’m becoming more and more hooked, Kuudanpaiste told with a wide smile.

Kuudanpaiste said she would like to continue to develop her game and to get more experience – a thing she has come to Pajulahti Games for.

Even though Kuudanpaiste lost her first match of the tournament against Antje Samoray from Germany 0–2 (7–12, 5–12), she wasn’t bothered at all.

– I’m happy for every point I got and glad I didn’t lose that much, Kuudanpaiste told.

Text: Tuukka Pelttari

 

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