THE FASTEST SHORTHAND WRITERS IN FINLAND
 

In Finnish
 
  Best result syllables/min Place and time 
Veikko Sorsa  525 (about 210 words) Varsaw 1969
Jari Niittuinperä  500 (about 200 words) Helsinki 1984
Allan Alha  460 (about 185 words) Wiesbaden 1961
Unto Räty  460 (about 185 words) Wiesbaden 1961
Leo Kaila  460 (about 185 words) Wiesbaden 1961
Pertti Siitonen  425 (about 170 words) Helsinki 1970
Eero Ylätalo  425 (about 170 words) Helsinki 1972
Pirkko Holopainen  400 (about 160 words) Helsinki 1969
Timo Valkonen  400 (about 160 words) Helsinki 1968
 
In Swedish
 
  Best result syllables/min Place and time 
Niklas Varisto  328  
Runar Meinander about 290 (160 words)  
Ragnar Meinander about 270 (150 words)
Olof Meinander  252  
 
In multilingual competition
 
  Best result Place and time 
Niklas Varisto  11 languages Lausanne 1998, world championship
Rome 2003, world championship