Xinhuanet Helsinki, January 10, sports special report Finland's annual "Best Athlete" selection was announced in the capital Helsinki on the evening of the 10th. Minna Kaupi, a female orienteering cross-country athlete, was selected as Finland's best athlete in 2010.
The reporter and editor of the Finnish Sports Journalists Association voted for 20 sports stars in Finland in 2010 that night. Kopi ranked first with 2604 votes, unexpectedly beating the award-winning popular Finnish famous female figure skater Laura Lepist.
Kopi is the first orienteering athlete in Finland to win this honor since the best athlete selection in 1947. In the orienteering cross-country world championship held in Trondheim, Norway, in August 2010, Kopi won the gold medal in the women's mid-distance individual race and won the gold medal in the orienteering cross-country relay race with his teammates.
In addition, in December 2010, the Finnish men's football national team won the title of the best sports team of Finland in 2010. Ice hockey coach Kay Suikanin was elected the best coach in Finland in 2010.