The world’s first transgender figure skater suffered a spectacular fall during the opening ceremony of the European Figure Skating Championships in Finland.
Former Finnish male skater, Markku-Pekka Antikainen, now known as Minna-Maaria Antikainen, had a rather eventful debut at this year’s tournament despite only picking up the sport at age of 49.
The 57-year-old – a farm owner from Siilinjarvi – was provided with a solo act from the Finnish Figure Skating Association in the opening ceremony in efforts to promote diversity, equality and inclusion.
Source: Daily Mail
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