Finland’s leading squash player, Olli Tuominen has enjoyed a consistently successful career on the PSA Tour since turning pro in 1997, during which time he has won the Finnish National title no less than FOURTEEN times.
He has been a fixture in the world’s top 30 since February 2000 – should he stay there in the Feb 2014 rankings that will be 13 full years ! And, despite turning 32 in April 2011 – and boasting a career-high world ranking of 13 more than five years earlier – Tuominen crashed back into the world top 20 in June after a 25-month absence from the elite list.
Olli claimed his maiden PSA title at the Lakeshore Classic in the USA in 1998 – but achieved one of the best runs of his career in 2010 when he reached three finals, with title triumphs in two. It was in February 2010 that the ‘Flying Finn’ celebrated his third successive title success in the Finnish Open, beating compatriot Henrik Mustonen in the established event’s first ever all-Finnish final.
His current PSA record stands at 378 matches in 182 events, reaching 19 finals and winning 12 of those.
Perhaps his most memorable achievement though was in winning the European Individual Championship in 2012 at home in Helsinki, beating the top two seeds in the semis and final!