Going for Gold: Finnish Snowboard Coach Knits His Way Into Your Heart!
We all have times in our lives that are especially stressful and trying! For athletes and coaches, the Olympic Games are definitely a challenging time, and what better way to cope with stress than to knit?
The Finnish snowboarding coach Antti Koskinen delighted viewers all over the world last Friday by picking up his needles at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. On top of the slope, while his team was snowboarding no less! Many people took to twitter to express their newfound love for the coach!
— Hannah Stanley (@hannahmstanley) February 10, 2018
— Shelby-Jai Flick (@ShelbyJaiFlick) February 10, 2018
— Lea Susan (@librarylea) February 10, 2018
— Amy (@teruterubouzu) February 10, 2018
Some might even stay tuned, just to see a second round of knitting!
— Caitlin (@MissCaityB) February 10, 2018
One question hasn’t been answered yet: What is Koskinen knitting? Rumor has it, it’s even more precious than just a simple project to calm his nerves!
The are making a blanket to our president’s newborn baby boy. The whole Finnish team is taking part in this.
— Pauliina Järvelä (@PauliinaJrvel) February 12, 2018
And it’s not the first time Antti Koskinen is seen knitting during competition time: In 2014, he did the exact same thing! Proving that some remedies for stress are just ageless.
— Olympic Team Finland (@OlympicTeamFI) February 10, 2018
Do you have experience of knitting calming your nerves during tense times? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Last updated: February 12th, 2018.