Aurea Group Keeping Pace with Johanna Matintalo on the Ski Trails of the World
“We want to participate in making an international career and supporting professional sports, and that is why we are a part of Team Matintalo”, says the CEO of Aurea Group, Antti Sätilä. ”The most well-known races of the Cross-Country World Cup season 2021-2022 are certainly those of the Olympics in China in February 2022. Johanna Matintalo is a leading name in the Finnish national team and one of the most talented young skiers, and her home club is Pöytyän Urheilijat. Here are many reasons why Aurea Group is sponsoring Johanna’s competitive career for the second year now, and it certainly feels great to see the name of Aurea Group alongside Johanna on the ski trails of the world!”
A National Team Skier Representing Pöytyän Urheilijat
Johanna Matintalo is a well-known name in her home district of Pöytyä, even though she now lives in Rovaniemi. The promising young athlete first competed in both running and cross-country skiing, and in the beginning it was hard to pick a favourite between the two. Her running background is visible in Johanna’s practice, and benefits her e.g. in sprint quarter and semi-finals. In 2020-21, besides World Championship bronze, Matintalo won gold in classic sprint and silver in the 10 km classic race in the Finnish Championships in Pyhäjärvi.
The Cross-Country World Cup 2021-22 begins in November in Ruka, and the preparation for the new competitions has begun early. The schedule has included e.g. the national team camps in Italy. The last race of the season is in Tyumen, Russia, in March 2022, but before that Johanna will compete for podiums in the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Besides Johanna Matintalo, the Finnish Ski Association cross-country women’s national team members are Krista Pärmäkoski, Kerttu Niskanen, Jasmi Joensuu, Katri Lylynperä, Vilma Nissinen, and Riitta-Liisa Roponen. Matintalo, a national team skier representing Pöytyän Urheilijat, receives a lot of encouragement from her support team, and the career of the endurance athlete aiming for the top of the world is closely watched. One of the local supporters, Pöytyän Koneistuspalvelu (PKP Machining), and Aurea Group congratulate Johanna Matintalo on her already achieved merits and wish the talented national team skiing star success in the coming season.