What’s Tatu’s stable?
In the 70’s Imatra was questioned in a somewhat degrading tone as Imatra’s Jyske
Imatran Jyske was founded in 1904 and is the oldest club in South Karelia, which was also known as a strong wrestling club. In the early years the activity of the division was rather modest when there were few sports enthusiasts. But when the then chairman of the division Unto Bryggare was forced to work in Lappeenranta,
Everything had to start from a clean table. Tatu as Taisto Dry nickname was called interested in weightlifting with the rest of the boy group in the 50’s with enough enthusiasm but there was no coaching information. Aulis Mononen, who worked as a journalist and statistician, with his expertise as a sportsman, when we survived the early stages. In addition to Aulis, Martti Ruokolainen, a multifunctional worker, made a strong contribution, not only for weight lifting, but also as an avid developer of the scoreboard and referee lights. The real insight the chamber made while wondering how to operate
could improve decided to launch a weightlifting school for 10-15 year old boys who were probably the first in their kind in Finland. The school was started in 1967 and 33 enthusiastic boys enrolled for the first exercise and the school was renamed Tatu Stable and held 3 times a week. The next step was to gain weight lifting knowledge and this was what the order offered in 1968
started the SVUL A, B and C coach training, and the team named Taisto Kuivanen as coach. was centered on the versatility, mobility, and technique that the boys felt polished
boredom began to produce results also at first at the district level, and later the coaching track also began to appear at the championship level.For development, it was very important to establish matchmaking contacts and work with three club teams and international events first with the Royal Swedish Navy Sports Club from 1973 to 1981 and with the Stockholm Police Club
We competed in the weightlifting club competition, which measured the club / division’s overall performance, ranked Jyske in the top positions for years to win it three times. The competition was lively too, and during the stable years, racing.
Boys grew to youngsters, youngsters to men and this year’s medal championship record was 43 gold, 42 silver and 31 bronze medals. No other promoter in the South Karelia reached the Nordic elite mark. The culmination of our activities was the Baltic Cup competition, which took place in 1982 for the inaugural competition of the Imatra Sports House, where the best teams participated in 7 countries. In addition to Finland, Sweden, Norway, the Soviet Union, East Germany, West Germany and Poland also participated. The race was a great success in all respects, and at that time the head coach of the NF said their organization was World Championship.
In the Nordic Championships, the Jyskeys raised 5 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze. Let’s also mention that in 1978, the Finnish team raised 4 Jyskeels in the Finnish Junior Championship..In addition, there was representation of the 12th in the European Championships and the 7th . We won the Finnish Championship twice in the weightlifting annual club team competition. The success of such a success includes many supporters and Seppo Kaski, Arto Salmi, Paavo Piiparinen, Rauno Pentikäinen, Pertti Lippojoki, Pekka Kaski, Jarmo Laitinen, Maritta Tarkiainen and Marin Tarkiainen
Seppo Wilen, Esa Rikkonen, Hannu Kaski, Paavo Laamanen, Veikko Muhonen, Juha Muhonen, Kari Katetty, Jukka and Jari Hirn, and many others who participated in the national team competitions. kumminki