Finland at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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Finland at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  FIN
NOC Finnish Olympic Committee
Website sport.fi/olympiakomitea (Finnish)
At the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam
Competitors 69 (67 men, 2 women) in 11 sports
Medals
Rank: 3
Gold
8
Silver
8
Bronze
9
Total
25
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
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Intercalated Games
1906

Finland competed at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 69 competitors (67 men and 2 women) took part in 48 events in 11 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Larva, HarriHarri Larva Athletics Men's 1500 m 2 August
 Gold Ritola, VilleVille Ritola Athletics Men's 5000 m 3 August
 Gold Nurmi, PaavoPaavo Nurmi Athletics Men's 10,000 m 29 July
 Gold Loukola, ToivoToivo Loukola Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase 4 August
 Gold Yrjölä, PaavoPaavo Yrjölä Athletics Men's decathlon 5 August
 Gold Mäkinen, KaarloKaarlo Mäkinen Wrestling Men's freestyle bantamweight 1 August
 Gold Haavisto, ArvoArvo Haavisto Wrestling Men's freestyle welterweight 1 August
 Gold Kokkinen, VäinöVäinö Kokkinen Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman middleweight 5 August
 Silver Nurmi, PaavoPaavo Nurmi Athletics Men's 5000 m 3 August
Men's 3000 m steeplechase 4 August
 Silver Ritola, VilleVille Ritola Athletics Men's 10,000 m 29 July
 Silver Kivi, AnteroAntero Kivi Athletics Men's discus throw 1 August
 Silver Järvinen, AkillesAkilles Järvinen Athletics Men's decathlon 5 August
 Silver Pihlajamäki, KustaaKustaa Pihlajamäki Wrestling Men's freestyle featherweight August 1
 Silver Sihvola, AukustiAukusti Sihvola Wrestling Men's freestyle heavyweight 1 August
 Silver Nyström, HjalmarHjalmar Nyström Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman heavyweight 5 August
 Bronze Purje, EinoEino Purje Athletics Men's 1500 m 2 August
 Bronze Andersen, OveOve Andersen Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase 4 August
 Bronze Marttelin, MarttiMartti Marttelin Athletics Men's marathon 5 August
 Bronze Tuulos, VilhoVilho Tuulos Athletics Men's triple jump 2 August
 Bronze Savolainen, HeikkiHeikki Savolainen Gymnastics Men's pommel horse 8 August
 Bronze Broman, BertelBertel Broman Sailing 12 foot dinghy 9 August
 Bronze Leino, EinoEino Leino Wrestling Men's freestyle lightweight 1 August
 Bronze Westerlund, EdvardEdvard Westerlund Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman lightweight 5 August
 Bronze Pellinen, OnniOnni Pellinen Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman light heavyweight 5 August

Athletics[edit]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Risto Mattila 100 metres 11.3 4 Did Not Advance
Armas Kinnunen 1500 metres 4:01.5 3 N/A Did Not Advance
5000 metres N/A 15:10.8 2 15:02.0 6
Eino Purje 1500 metres 4:00.8 1 N/A 3:56.4 3rd
5000 metres N/A 15:03.6 3 DNF
Harri Larva 1500 metres 4:02.0 2 N/A 3:53.2 1st Sport records icon OR.svg
Leo Helgas 4:06.0 4 N/A Did Not Advance
Paavo Nurmi 5000 metres N/A 15:08.0 4 14:40.0 2nd
10,000 metres N/A 30:18.8 1st Sport records icon OR.svg
3000 metres steeplechase 9:58.8 1 N/A 9:31.2 2nd
Ville Ritola 10,000 metres N/A 30:19.4 2nd
5000 metres N/A 15:10.8 2 14:38.0 1st
3000 metres steeplechase 9:46.6 1 N/A DNF
Kalle Matilainen 10,000 metres N/A 31:45.0 8
Toivo Loukola N/A 31:39.0 7
3000 metres steeplechase 9:37.6 1 N/A 9:21.8 1st Sport records icon OR.svg
Ove Andersen 2 N/A 9:35.6 3rd
Bengt Sjöstedt 110 metres hurdles 15.0 2 N/A 15.1 4 Did Not Advance
Juka Matilainen 400 metres hurdles 56.7 3 N/A Did Not Advance
Errka Wilén 56.5 2 N/A 54.5 5 Did Not Advance
Martti Marttelin marathon N/A 2:35:02 3rd
Yrjö Korholin-Koski N/A 2:36:40 7
Verner Laaksonen N/A 2:41:35 12
Eino Rastas N/A 2:43:08 14
Väinö Sipilä N/A 2:43:08 14
Ilmari Kuokka N/A 2:46:34 24
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Toimi Tulikoura long jump 6.91 18 Did Not Advance
Ville Tuulos long jump 7.11 11 Did Not Advance
Ville Tuulos triple jump 14.73 4 15.11 3rd
Toimi Tulikoura triple jump 14.70 5 14.70 5
Erkki Järvinen triple jump 14.65 6 14.65 6
Väinö Rainio triple jump 14.41 8 Did Not Advance
Paavo Yrjölä high jump 1.77 19 Did Not Advance
Armas Wahlstedt high jump No height - Did Not Advance
Armas Wahlstedt shot put 14.69 5 14.69 5
Paavo Yrjölä shot put 14.01 9 Did Not Advance
Antero Kivi discus throw 45.79 3 47.23 2nd
Eino Kenttä discus throw 44.17 6 44.17 6
Heikki Taskinen discus throw 43.00 11 Did Not Advance
Vilho Rinne javelin throw 58.04 15 Did Not Advance
Albert Lamppu javelin throw 61.45 9 Did Not Advance
Paavo Liettu javelin throw 63.86 4 63.86 4
Eino Penttilä javelin throw 63.20 6 63.20 6
Erik Eriksson hammer throw 46.22 9 Did Not Advance
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Akilles Järvinen Result 11.2 6.87 13.64 1.75 51.4 15.6 36.95 3.30 55.58 4:52.4 - 2nd
Points 857.2 821.15 830 748 879.68 943 686.12 649 850.95 666.4 7,931.500
Adjusted Points 765 783 706 585 745 751 604 431 672 604 6645
Paavo Yrjölä Result 11.8 6.72 14.11 1.87 53.2 16.6 42.09 3.30 55.70 4:44.0 - 1st Sport records icon OR.svg
Points 714.4 784.40 877 916 812 848 881.44 649 854.25 716.8 8,053.290
Adjusted Points 643 748 735 687 667 641 707 431 673 655 6587
Armas Wahlstedt Result 11.8 5.86 DNF
Points 714.4 573.70
Adjusted Points 643 556
Martti Tolamo Result 12.0 6.69 11.31 1.70 52.4 18.0 32.88 3.10 45.79 4:44.8 - 16
Points 666.8 777.05 597 678 842.08 715 531.46 541 581.725 712.0 6,642.115
Adjusted Points 605 741 565 544 701 501 521 381 527 650 5736

Boxing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

One male cyclist represented Finland in 1928.

Individual road race

Diving[edit]

Equestrian[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Two fencers, both men, represented Finland in 1928.

Men's foil
Men's épée

Gymnastics[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three pentathletes, all men, represented Finland in 1928.

Sailing[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Finland at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 

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