Emilia Pikkarainen

Emilia Pikkarainen ( Vantaa, 11 October 1992) is a Finnish swimmer specialized in freestyle and butterfly.

In the 2008 Summer Olympics, when she was 15 years old, competed in the 100m butterfly, with a time of 1: 02.31, which gave her position 46. Two years later, at the European Swimming Championships 2010 Short Course, she won the bronze medal in the 4×50 m freestyle.

Emilia Pikkarainen

In the 2012 Summer Olympics she competed in the 100 and 200 m butterfly and 200 m combined individual. In November of the same year she participated in the European Short Course Swimming Championships 2012, winning the silver medal in the 4×50 m freestyle, only three hundredths from the gold medal.

Currently she holds the record of Finland in the 50 m butterfly (26.90), 100 m butterfly (59.02), 200m butterfly (2: 10.89) and in the 200 m individual medley (2: 14.23).

She maintains a relationship with racing driver Valtteri Bottas from 2010.

Emilia Pikkarainen and Valtteri Bottas

Emilia Pikkarainen and Vallteri Bottas met each other in the Arto Nyberg TV show in 2010, where they both were invited to speak about their sport careers. At that time, Valtteri had just been announced as the Williams reserve driver.