Finland at the 1924 Summer Olympics

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Finland at the Olympic Games

Flag of Finland
IOC code  FIN
NOC Finnish Olympic Committee
Website sport.fi/olympiakomitea (Finnish)
At the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris
Competitors 121 (all men) in 12 sports
Medals
Rank: 2
Gold
14
Silver
13
Bronze
10
Total
37
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Finland competed at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. 121 competitors, all men, took part in 69 events in 12 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Nurmi, PaavoPaavo Nurmi Athletics Men's 1500 m July 10
Men's 5000 m July 10
Men's individual cross country July 12
 Gold Ritola, VilleVille Ritola Athletics Men's 10,000 m July 6
Men's 3000 m steeplechase July 9
 Gold Katz, EliasElias Katz, Paavo Nurmi, Ville Ritola Athletics Men's 3000 m team race July 13
 Gold Stenroos, AlbinAlbin Stenroos Athletics Men's marathon July 13
 Gold Liimatainen, HeikkiHeikki Liimatainen, Paavo Nurmi, Ville Ritola Athletics Men's team cross country July 12
 Gold Myyrä, JonniJonni Myyrä Athletics Men's javelin throw July 6
 Gold Lehtonen, EeroEero Lehtonen Athletics Men's pentathlon July 7
 Gold Pihlajamäki, KustaaKustaa Pihlajamäki Wrestling Men's freestyle bantamweight July 14
 Gold Anttila, KalleKalle Anttila Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman featherweight July 10
 Gold Friman, OskariOskari Friman Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman lightweight July 10
 Gold Westerlund, EdvardEdvard Westerlund Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman middleweight July 10
 Silver Ritola, VilleVille Ritola Athletics Men's 5000 m July 10
Men's individual cross country July 12
 Silver Wilén, ErikErik Wilén Athletics Men's 400 m hurdles July 7
 Silver Katz, EliasElias Katz Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase July 9
 Silver Niittymaa, VilhoVilho Niittymaa Athletics Men's discus throw July 13
 Silver Huber, KonradKonrad Huber Shooting Men's trap July 9
 Silver Mäkinen, KaarloKaarlo Mäkinen Wrestling Men's freestyle bantamweight July 14
 Silver Wikström, VolmarVolmar Wikström Wrestling Men's freestyle lightweight July 14
 Silver Leino, EinoEino Leino Wrestling Men's freestyle welterweight July 14
 Silver Ahlfors, AnselmAnselm Ahlfors Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman bantamweight July 10
 Silver Toivola, AleksanteriAleksanteri Toivola Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman featherweight July 10
 Silver Lindfors, ArthurArthur Lindfors Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman middleweight July 10
 Silver Rosenqvist, EdilEdil Rosenqvist Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman heavyweight July 10
 Bronze Berg, EeroEero Berg Athletics Men's 10,000 m July 6
 Bronze Tuulos, VilhoVilho Tuulos Athletics Men's triple jump July 12
 Bronze Dittmar, HansHans Dittmar Sailing Monotype class July 13
 Bronze Hannelius, LennartLennart Hannelius Shooting Men's 25 m rapid fire pistol July 28
 Bronze Ekman, WernerWerner Ekman, Konrad Huber, Robert Huber,
Georg Nordblad, Toivo Tikkanen, Karl Magnus Wegelius
Shooting Men's team clay pigeons July 7
 Bronze Haavisto, ArvoArvo Haavisto Wrestling Men's freestyle lightweight July 14
 Bronze Pekkala, VilhoVilho Pekkala Wrestling Men's freestyle middleweight July 14
 Bronze Ikonen, VäinöVäinö Ikonen Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman bantamweight July 10
 Bronze Westerlund, KalleKalle Westerlund Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman lightweight July 10
 Bronze Pellinen, OnniOnni Pellinen Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman light heavyweight July 10

Athletics[edit]

Fifty-two athletes represented Finland in 1924. It was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport as well as the Games. Nurmi won gold medals and set Olympic records in both the 1500 and 5000 metre races, with Ritola very close on his heels in the 5000 for silver. The pair finished first and second in the same order in the cross country race, as well. Nurmi did not defend his 1920 title in the 10000 metres, but Ritola earned the victory and the world record in that race. Ritola took another individual gold medal in the 3000 metre steeplechase. Nurmi and Ritola were each members of both the 3000 meter team race and team cross country teams which won gold; this gave Nurmi a total of five gold medals while Ritola took four golds and two silvers.

Stenroos won the marathon, while Myyrä took the javelin championship and Lehtonen finished first in the pentathlon. In all, the Finnish athletes took 17 medals, 10 of which were gold. They were second place behind the United States in both the total and gold medal counts in athletics.

Wilén earned an odd distinction: he set an Olympic record in a race which he did not win. He finished third in the 400 metre hurdles final after a pair of American hurdlers. The race winner, however, had knocked over a hurdle and his time was therefore ineligible to be considered a record. The second place runner had strayed outside his lane and was therefore disqualified. The result of all this was that Wilén received a silver medal and an Olympic record.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Erik Åström 400 m 52.1 2 Q Did not start Did not advance
Eero Berg 10000 m N/A 31:43.0 3
Cross country N/A Did not finish
Kalle Ebb 3000 m steeplechase N/A Unknown 3 Q 9:57.5 5
Yrjö Ekqvist Javelin throw N/A 56.15m 4 Q 57.56m 4
Erik Eriksson Hammer throw N/A 47.975m 3 Q 48.74m 4
Väinö Eskola 100 m 11.1 3 Did not advance
Reijo Halme 100 m Unknown 2 Q 11.5 5 Did not advance
Lauri Halonen Marathon N/A 2:49:47.4 4
Lauri Härö 100 m 11.3 3 Did not advance
200 m Unknown 4 Did not advance
Yrjö Helander Pole vault N/A 3.20 9 Did not advance
Henrik Hietakari Marathon N/A Did not finish
Anton Husgafvel 100 m Unknown 4 Did not advance
Antti Huusari Decathlon N/A 7005.175 4
Gösta Jansson 800 m N/A 1:59.9 3 Q 1:59.4 5 Did not advance
Nestori Järvelä 3000 m steeplechase N/A Unknown 4 Did not advance
Pekka Johansson Javelin throw N/A 55.10 4 Did not advance
Martti Jukola 400 m hurdles N/A 57.7 2 Q 58.6 5 Did not advance
Elias Katz 3000 m steeplechase N/A 9:43.8 OR 1 Q 9:44.0 2
Hannes Kolehmainen Marathon N/A Did not finish
Bror Kraemer High jump N/A 1.70 2 Did not advance
Ville Kyrönen Marathon N/A Did not finish
Hugo Lahtinen Pentathlon N/A 27 6
Eero Lehtonen Pentathlon N/A 14 1
Leo Leino Pentathlon N/A 23 4
Frej Liewendahl 1500 m N/A 4:07.4 2 Q 4:00.3 8
Heikki Liimatainen Cross country N/A 38:18.0 12
Jaakko Luoma 1500 m N/A 4:14.8 2 Q 4:03.9 12
Heikki Malmivirta Discus throw N/A 41.16 2 Did not advance
Jonni Myyrä Javelin throw N/A 59.30 2 Q 62.96 1
Elmer Niklander Shot put N/A 14.265 3 Q 14.265 6
Discus throw N/A 42.09 3 Did not advance
Vilho Niittymaa Discus throw N/A 44.95 2 Q 44.95 2
Paavo Nurmi 1500 m N/A 4:07.6 1 Q 3:53.6 OR 1
5000 m N/A 15:28.6 1 Q 14:31.2 OR 1
Cross country N/A 32:54.8 1
Urho Peltonen Javelin throw N/A 55.67 3 Did not advance
Arvo Peussa 1500 m N/A 4:17.4 1 Q 4:00.6 9
Ville Pörhölä Shot put N/A 14.10 3 Did not advance
Väinö Rainio Long jump N/A 6.54 6 Did not advance
Triple jump N/A 14.94 2 Q 15.01 4
Eino Rastas 5000 m N/A 15:22.2 1 Q Unknown 11
Cross country N/A Did not finish
Ville Ritola 5000 m N/A 15:32.1 3 Q 14:31.4 2
10000 m N/A 30:23.2 WR 1
3000 m steeplechase N/A 9:59.0 1 Q 9:33.6 OR 1
Cross country N/A 34:19.4 2
Julius Ruotsalainen Marathon N/A Did not finish
Pauli Sandström Long jump N/A 6.83 2 Did not advance
Eino Seppälä 5000 m N/A 15:34.6 3 Q 15:18.4 5
Väinö Sipilä 10000 m N/A 31:50.2 4
Cross country N/A Did not finish
Albin Stenroos Marathon N/A 2:41:22.6 1
Armas Taipale Discus throw N/A 40.215 4 Did not advance
Akseli Takala Shot put N/A 13.315 2 Did not advance
Hannes Torpo Shot put N/A 14.45 1 Q 14.45 4
Vilho Tuulos Long jump N/A 7.07 2 Q 7.07 4
Triple jump N/A 14.84 5 Q 15.37 3
Erik Wilén 400 m 54.8 2 Q 49.6 3 Did not advance
400 m hurdles N/A 55.3 2 Q 55.4 3 Q 53.8 OR 2
Iivari Yrjölä Pentathlon N/A Did not finish
Decathlon N/A Did not finish
Paavo Yrjölä Decathlon N/A 6548.525 9
Väinö Eskola
Reijo Halme
Lauri Härö
Anton Husgafval
4x100 m relay N/A 42.6 3 Did not advance
Erik Åström
Hirsch Drisin
Eero Lehtonen
Erik Wilén
4x400 m relay N/A 3:32.2 3 Did not advance
Elias Katz
Frej Liewendahl
Paavo Nurmi
Ville Ritola
Eino Seppälä
Sameli Tala
4x400 m relay N/A 6 1 Q 8 1
Eero Berg
Heikki Liimatainen
Paavo Nurmi
Eino Rastas
Ville Ritola
Väinö Sipilä
Team cross country N/A 11 1

Cycling[edit]

Four cyclists represented Finland in 1924. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport.

Road cycling[edit]

Ranks given are within the heat.

Cyclist Event Final
Result Rank
Anton Collin Time trial Did not finish
Erik Frank Time trial 8:04:53.0 52
Toivo Hörkkö Time trial 8:18:00.0 56
Ilmari Voudelin Time trial 7:41:03.4 47
Anton Collin
Erik Frank
Toivo Hörkkö
Ilmari Voudelin
Team time trial 24:03:56.4 13

Diving[edit]

Six divers, all men, represented Finland in 1924. It was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport as well as the Games. Kärkkäinen was the only Finnish diver to advance to a final, finishing ninth in the platform event.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Men
Diver Event Semifinals Final
Points Score Rank Points Score Rank
Jussi Elo Plain high diving 21.5 141 6 Did not advance
Hannes Kärkkäinen 10 m platform 16 408.2 3 Q 40.5 380.9 9
Hugo Koivuniemi Plain high diving 28 123 6 Did not advance
Lauri Kyöstilä 10 m platform 23 363.4 5 Did not advance
Atte Lindqvist 3 m board 25 398.8 5 Did not advance
Yrjö Valkama Plain high diving 19.5 150 5 Did not advance

Equestrian[edit]

A single equestrian represented Finland in 1924. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport.

Equestrian Event Final
Score Time Rank
Lars Ehrnrooth Eventing Did not advance

Gymnastics[edit]

Eight gymnasts represented Finland in 1924. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport.

Artistic[edit]

Gymnast Event Final
Score Rank
Mikko Hämäläinen All-around 65.233 61
Horizontal bar 11.873 59
Parallel bars 17.01 56
Pommel horse 9.960 56
Rings 11.160 65
Rope climbing 0 (12.6 s) 63
Sidehorse vault 8.00 57
Vault 7.23 35
Väinö Karonen All-around 65.180 63
Horizontal bar 15.420 37
Parallel bars 13.57 69
Pommel horse 9.700 58
Rings 9.160 69
Rope climbing 3 (10.8 s) 47
Sidehorse vault 7.83 59
Vault 6.50 47
Eevert Kerttula All-around 62.863 66
Horizontal bar 12.273 55
Parallel bars 18.63 43
Pommel horse 8.790 60
Rings 12.500 61
Rope climbing 1 (11.8 s) 58
Sidehorse vault 8.50 46
Vault 1.17 66
Eetu Kostamo All-around 50.443 70
Horizontal bar 11.253 61
Parallel bars 10.13 72
Pommel horse 8.630 62
Rings 9.660 68
Rope climbing 0 (12.0 s) 60
Sidehorse vault 7.60 64
Vault 3.17 64
Jaakko Kunnas All-around 73.473 51
Horizontal bar 13.583 46
Parallel bars 18.98 38
Pommel horse 8.660 61
Rings 12.750 60
Rope climbing 5 (10.2 s) 41
Sidehorse vault 7.27 68
Vault 7.23 35
Aarne Roine All-around 65.460 59
Horizontal bar 13.280 49
Parallel bars 15.62 63
Pommel horse 9.130 59
Rings 10.080 66
Rope climbing 0 (12.6 s) 63
Sidehorse vault 7.43 66
Vault 7.17 38
Akseli Roine All-around 66.503 56
Horizontal bar 12.233 56
Parallel bars 17.03 54
Pommel horse 8.070 64
Rings 12.830 59
Rope climbing 5 (10.2 s) 41
Sidehorse vault 6.87 69
Vault 7.22 37
Otto Suhonen All-around 72.843 52
Horizontal bar 15.853 34
Parallel bars 16.63 60
Pommel horse 9.870 57
Rings 9.160 69
Rope climbing 6 (9.8 s) 35
Sidehorse vault 8.33 50
Vault 7.00 43
Mikko Hämäläinen
Väinö Karonen
Eevert Kerttula
Eetu Kostamo
Jaakko Kunnas
Aarne Roine
Akseli Roine
Otto Suhonen
Team 554.948 7

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three pentathletes represented Finland in 1924. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport.

Pentathlete Event Final
Score Rank
Henrik Avellan Individual 55.5 5
Väinö Bremer Individual 66.5 9
Emil Hagelberg Individual 110.5 25

Sailing[edit]

A single sailor represented Finland in 1924. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport.

Sailor Event Qualifying Final
Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total Race 1 Race 2 Total Rank
Hans Dittmar Olympic monotype 1 Q 2 Q N/A 5 3 8 3

Shooting[edit]

Fifteen sport shooters represented Finland in 1924. It was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport as well as the Games. Seeking unsuccessfully to win its first gold medal in the sport, Finland matched its medal totals from 1920, taking a silver and two bronzes.

Shooter Event Final
Score Rank
Jalo Autonen 25 m rapid fire pistol 16 21
100 m deer, single shots 34 12
100 m deer, double shots 62 9
Werner Ekman Trap 94 11
Lennart Hannelius 25 m rapid fire pistol 18 3
Konrad Huber Trap 98 2
Heikki Huttunen 50 m rifle, prone 387 20
600 m free rifle 77 44
Voitto Kolho 50 m rifle, prone 388 18
Martti Liuttula 100 m deer, single shots 37 5
100 m deer, double shots 57 15
Heikki Nieminen 600 m free rifle 81 31
Georg Nordblad Trap 89 24
Unio Sarlin 25 m rapid fire pistol 18 7
Johannes Theslöf 25 m rapid fire pistol 17 9
50 m rifle, prone 393 4
600 m free rifle 79 35
Toivo Tikkanen 100 m deer, single shots 33 15
100 m deer, double shots 69 6
Trap Unknown 31–44
Antti Valkama 50 m rifle, prone 380 38
600 m free rifle 83 19
Karl Magnus Wegelius 100 m deer, single shots 34 12
100 m deer, double shots 64 7
Jalo Autonen
Martti Liuttula
Toivo Tikkanen
Karl Magnus Wegelius
Team deer, single shots 130 5
Team deer, double shots 239 4
Heikki Huttunen
Voitto Kolho
Heikki Nieminen
Johannes Theslöf
Antti Valkama
Team free rifle 628 5
Werner Ekman
Konrad Huber
Robert Huber
Georg Nordblad
Toivo Tikkanen
Karl Magnus Wegelius
Team clay pigeons 360 3

Swimming[edit]

Ranks given are within the heat.

Men
Swimmer Event Heats Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Arvo Aaltonen 200 m breaststroke 3:11.0 4 Did not advance
Viljo Viklund 200 m breaststroke 3:12.4 4 Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 128 Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Rank
Arne Grahn Singles  Hunter (USA)
L 3–6, 0–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Runar Granholm Singles Bye Bye  Kingscote (GBR)
L 2–6, 0–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Ernst Schildt Singles  Bayley (AUS)
L 1–6, 3–6, 4–6
Did not advance
Ernst Schybergson Singles  Ferrier (SUI)
L 4–6, 3–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Arne Grahn
Ernst Schybergson
Doubles N/A Bye  Dumas /
Robson (ITA)
L 1–6, 3–6, 0–6
Did not advance
Runar Granholm
Ernst Schildt
Doubles N/A Bye Bye  Wennergren /
Müller (FRA)
L 3–6, 1–6, 4–6
Did not advance

Wrestling[edit]

Freestyle wrestling[edit]

Men's
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Arvo Haavisto Lightweight N/A  Corti (SUI)
W
 Praks (EST)
W
 Vis (USA)
L
Silver medal semifinal
 Pouvroux (FRA)
W
Bronze medal semifinal
 Eriksen (DEN)
W
Silver medal final
 Wikström (FIN)
L
Bronze medal final
 Gardiner (GBR)
W
3
Edvard Huupponen Featherweight  Guinard (FRA)
W
 Thijs (BEL)
W
 Delmas (FRA)
W
 Newton (USA)
L
Bronze medal semifinal
 Naito (JPN)
L
Did not advance
Eino Leino Welterweight N/A  Janssens (BEL)
W
 Roosen (BEL)
W
 Gehri (SUI)
L
Silver medal semifinal
 Lookabough (USA)
W
Silver medal final
 Johnson (USA)
W
2
Fridolf Lundsten Welterweight N/A  Davis (GBR)
L
Did not advance
Kaarlo Mäkinen Bantamweight N/A  Ducayla (FRA)
W
 Sansum (GBR)
W
 Larsson (SWE)
W
Silver medal semifinal
 Darby (GBR)
W
 Pihlajamäki (FIN)
L
Silver medal final
 Hines (USA)
W
2
Iisak Mylläri Light heavyweight N/A  Lay (GBR)
W
 Svensson (SWE)
L
Did not advance
Hjalmar Nyström Heavyweight N/A  Roth (SUI)
L
Did not advance
Vilho Pekkala Middleweight N/A  Wright (GBR)
W
 Smith (USA)
W
 Ollivier (BEL)
L
Bronze medal semifinal
 Bonassin (ITA)
W
Bronze medal final
 Penttilä (FIN)
W
3
Johan Penttilä Middleweight N/A  Durr (FRA)
W
 Hagemann (SUI)
L
Silver medal semifinal
 Christoffersen (DEN)
W
Bronze medal semifinal
 Tognetti (SUI)
W
Silver medal final
 Ollivier (BEL)
L
Bronze medal final
 Pekkala (FIN)
L
4
Kustaa Pihlajamäki Bantamweight N/A Bye  Darby (GBR)
W
 Hines (USA)
W
 Mäkinen (FIN)
W
1
Toivo Pohjala Heavyweight N/A Bye  Roth (SUI)
W
 Nilsson (SWE)
L
Did not advance
Volmar Wikström Lightweight N/A  Eriksen (DEN)
W
 Jourdain (FRA)
W
 Gardiner (GBR)
W
Silver medal semifinal
 Montgomery (CAN)
W
 Vis (USA)
L
Silver medal final
 Wikström (FIN)
W
2

Greco-Roman[edit]

Men's
Athlete Event First round Second round Third round Fourth round Fifth round Sixth round Seventh round Eighth round Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Anselm Ahlfors Bantamweight  Hansson (SWE)
W
 Appruzèze (FRA)
W
 Gozzi (ITA)
W
 Pütsep (EST)
L
 Tasnádi (HUN)
W
 Ikonen (FIN)
W
N/A 2
Kalle Anttila Featherweight  Torgensen (DEN)
W
 Dyršmid (TCH)
W
 Eriksen (DEN)
W
 Käpp (EST)
W
Bye  Svensson (SWE)
W
 Nord (NOR)
W
 Toivola (FIN)
W
1
Oskari Friman Lightweight  Gaupset (NOR)
W
 Beránek (TCH)
W
Bye  Askehave (DEN)
W
 Matura (HUN)
W
 Keresztes (HUN)
W
N/A 1
Väinö Ikonen Bantamweight  Gozzi (ITA)
W
 Pütsep (EST)
L
 Koolmann (EST)
W
 Martinsen (NOR)
W
 Olsen (NOR)
W
 Ahlfors (FIN)
L
N/A 3
Arthur Lindfors Middleweight  Dumont (LUX)
W
 Okulicz-Kozaryn (POL)
W
 Yalaz (TUR)
W
 Grbić (YUG)
W
 Fischer (AUT)
W
 Gorletti (ITA)
W
 Westerlund (FIN)
L
N/A 2
Onni Pellinen Light heavyweight  Nađ (YUG)
W
 Dömény (HUN)
W
 Misset (NED)
W
 Loo (EST)
W
Bye  Svensson (SWE)
L
Did not advance N/A 3
Edil Rosenqvist Heavyweight  Nilsson (SWE)
W
 Mileder (AUT)
W
 Sint (NED)
W
 Dame (FRA)
W
 Larsen (DEN)
W
 Deglane (FRA)
L
N/A 2
Johan Salila Heavyweight  Giuria (ITA)
W
 Pothier (BEL)
L
 Larsen (DEN)
L
Did not advance N/A 9
Aleksander Toivola Featherweight  Eriksen (DEN)
W
 Mezulian (AUT)
W
 Dyršmid (TCH)
W
 Torgensen (DEN)
W
 Svensson (SWE)
W
Bye  Malmberg (SWE)
W
 Anttila (FIN)
L
2
Emil Wecksten Light heavyweight  Loo (EST)
W
 Ceccatelli (ITA)
W
 Varga (HUN)
W
 Svensson (SWE)
L
 Westergren (SWE)
L
Did not advance N/A 5
Edvard Westerlund Middleweight  Sade (TUR)
W
 Dumont (BEL)
W
 Reinderman (NED)
W
 Nilsson (SWE)
W
 Christoffersen (DEN)
W
 Grbić (YUG)
W
 Lindfors (FIN)
W
N/A 1
Karl Westerlund Lightweight  Akbaş (TUR)
W
 Christoffel (BEL)
W
 Keresztes (HUN)
L
 Praks (EST)
W
 Kratochvíl (TCH)
W
 Kusnets (EST)
W
N/A 3

Art Competitions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Finland at the 1924 Paris Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 

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