Athlete Profie: Mikko Salo

April 12, 2009 3:00 AM

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Mikko Salo

Age: 29
Height: 174cm
Weight: 80kg

Date of Birth: 8-30-1979
Place of Birth Pori, Finnland
Started CrossFit, April 08

Lives in Pori, Finland

Fran: 2:12
Helen: 7:49 (Fat), 8:03 (Rowing 500m)
Nate: 19 rounds
Jackie: 5:07
Row 5k: 17:15
Death by Clean and Jerk 60kg: 14 minutes

Deadlift: 230kg
Press: 80kg
Pushpress: 110kg
Back Squat: 180kg
Snatch: 80kg
Power clean: 120kg

Favorite Wod: Murph, Grace, Eva
Favorite lift: Power Clean
Least favorite Lift: OHS

2009 European Qualifiers: 1st

36 comments on this entry.

1. Brian Bowen wrote...

April 12, 2009 3:25 AM

Mikko Salo = Beast

All I've gotta say is...WATCH OUT!

2. Leon R wrote...

April 12, 2009 4:22 AM

+ 1 Brian. Scary, scary stats.

3. Jamie Crichton wrote...

April 12, 2009 6:34 AM

My money is on this man. Look at his stats! Amazing.

4. Rich Vos wrote...

April 12, 2009 6:44 AM

Wow. Very impressive. I'd love to see some footage of this maniac at work!!

5. Tamara G wrote...

April 12, 2009 6:56 AM

I had the pleasure of witnessing this man in action and will have the pleasure of watching him again at the Games in July. I'll be the one in the crowd wearing the "I

6. Amro wrote...

April 12, 2009 8:02 AM

This man is an animal. was totally inspiring to see him at the european qualifiers.

7. dan wrote...

April 12, 2009 8:07 AM

wow, those are some pretty impressive lifts given his BW

8. Brandon Ecker wrote...

April 12, 2009 9:22 AM

That Helen time is impressive. nuf said

9. Richard Vanmeerbeek wrote...

April 12, 2009 9:56 AM

Be scared, be very scared !

April 12, 2009 10:21 AM

You didn't finish your sentence Tami...I think it was supposed to say something like: "I love Pat Barber..." ;)

11. Jami Tikkanen wrote...

April 12, 2009 10:47 AM

I don't think I've ever been as impressed by any crossfitter as I was during Euro qualifiers when I saw Mikko leave for that second run during the Fat Helen (if you were there, you know what I mean) and then not even looking tired at the end of the WOD.

As Richard said: Be scared, be very scared!

12. Tamara G wrote...

April 12, 2009 11:37 AM

I'll be the one in the crowd wearing the "I

13. Tamara G wrote...

April 12, 2009 12:16 PM

No, I'll be the on wearing the "I heart Brian Bowen" shirt ;)

14. Amro Satti wrote...

April 13, 2009 7:32 AM

exactly right Jami. I think thats the moment everyone thought holy s**t, who is that guy?

15. Ryan Brown wrote...

April 13, 2009 4:34 PM

I think his name is as badass as his (utterly impressive) WOD times. How do you pronounce it?

16. tommik wrote...

April 14, 2009 5:08 AM

Ryan - it`s pronounced Mikko Salo ;)

17. Will Walshe wrote...

April 14, 2009 6:21 AM

Watching this man in action at the qualifiers was oddly reminiscent of being a kid a magic show.

Go Mikko!

18. Davie wrote...

June 23, 2009 12:18 PM

My money is on Mikko to win!

19. madlam wrote...

July 11, 2009 7:54 PM

Now that the Games are in full swing and this guy is crushing it, expect a sudden flurry of interest in the darkhorse Mister Salo. And we'll all look back at his stats and wonder why EVERYONE wasn't picking him to win it all...

20. LukasM wrote...

July 12, 2009 3:49 PM

Impressive indeed. Coming in 2nd at the run and then putting up a 495 deadlift (nearly 3x BW)in the ladder workout. Holy smokes!

21. Alfie wrote...

July 12, 2009 5:32 PM

Congratulations on winning the 2009 CrossFit Games!

22. Ed Flood wrote...

July 12, 2009 5:42 PM

Well done dude. You are not of this planet!

23. Shane, Ireland wrote...

July 12, 2009 5:49 PM

Amazing performance, amazing guy! Congats Mikko!

24. dave wrote...

July 12, 2009 5:58 PM

Congrats on your incredible victory. Well done.

25. dave wrote...

July 12, 2009 5:58 PM

Congrats on your incredible victory. Well done.

26. Chris wrote...

July 12, 2009 7:17 PM

27. Shane S wrote...

July 12, 2009 7:31 PM

Incredible. Congratulations!

28. madlam wrote...

July 12, 2009 7:35 PM

Onneksi olkoon Mikko! Suomalainen sisu... Terveydeksi! (Olut mulle, kiitos.) :D

29. MRAP wrote...

July 12, 2009 8:02 PM

Excellent work! Much respect to you. Congratulations on the win.

30. Jake wrote...

July 12, 2009 8:33 PM

Way to represent the firefighting community! Congrats brother!

31. timop replied to comment from Ryan Brown...

July 13, 2009 4:41 AM

Mik (as in MICKey) ko (as in COrner) Sa (as in SAliva) lo (as in LOck

32. jarno replied to comment from Brian Bowen...

July 13, 2009 11:22 AM


33. jeff replied to comment from Jami Tikkanen...

July 13, 2009 1:36 PM

That's the comment that made me pick Mr. Salo as the winner, and you guys were certainly correct. I'm still trying to wrap my head around the 7k time and 495 deadlift combo.

Mind-blowing stuff Mikko!

34. Robb Wolf wrote...

July 13, 2009 3:12 PM

AMAZING. Congrats on your victory!

35. Sweden wrote...

July 14, 2009 6:43 AM

Finsk SISU (Finnish fightingsprite)

Congrats from Sweden!

36. Max wrote...

July 14, 2009 9:52 PM

Mikko is truly a frikkin' VIKING!

AI am proud that I think I was the first to get him to autograph new CrossFit hat...oh yeah..maybe some of his badass-ness will filter through my head to somewhere useful.

Well done sir!!