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Former World Champion and Lapua Team member Tapio Säynevirta (FIN) has passed away

Tapio Säynevirta passed away suddenly on September 5, 2012, at the age of 47.  He was born on March 1, 1965 in Leppävirta, Finland. 

Tapio was a long time Lapua Team member, and is one of the handful of shooters who have scored the perfect 600/600 result in 300 m rifle prone. He has World Championship gold medal, 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals in 300m Rifle competitions.

We are proud to have had “Säykki” on our Lapua Team and as a  successful cooperation partner during his coaching career.

Link to “Säykki’s” success on the ISSF page