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Finnish snowboarding coach was casually knitting during competition

Finland’s Roope Tonteri runs the course during the men’s slopestyle qualifying at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (AP)

If Finnish snowboarder Roope Tonteri was hoping for some last minute advice before a qualifying run in slopestyle on Saturday in PyeongChang, his coach, Antti Koskinen, was preoccupied.

Look closely at the photo below:


Yep, that’s Koskinen just casually knitting on the top of the slope!



If you followed the Sochi Olympics closely, you may remember Koskinen. He’s done this before.


Koskinen explained to Yahoo Sports back in 2014 that he brought out the knitting kit in order to keep things light for the athletes before competition began. Tonteri in particular thought it was funny, so the coach brought the scarf he was working on up the mountain for the freestyle snowboarding event.

Unfortunately for Koskinen, none of the Finnish snowboarders qualified for the finals of men’s slopestyle.

He’ll have plenty of time to resume knitting in a much warmer climate.

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Sam Cooper is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow him on Twitter!

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