Finland at the 1928 Winter Olympics
|Finland at the Olympic Games|
|At the 1928 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz|
|Competitors||18 (17 men, 1 woman) in 5 sports|
|Olympic history (summary)|
Finland competed at the 1928 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Finland took home 4 medals, all in speed skating. These were won by Clas Thunberg, Julius Skutnabb, and Jaakko Friman. Finland also took second place in the Military Patrol, at that time classed as a demonstration event with no medals.
|Gold||Thunberg, ClasClas Thunberg||Speed skating||Men's 500m|
|Gold||Thunberg, ClasClas Thunberg||Speed skating||Men's 1500m|
|Silver||Skutnabb, JuliusJulius Skutnabb||Speed skating||Men's 5000m|
|Bronze||Friman, JaakkoJaakko Friman||Speed skating||Men's 500m|
|18 km||Einar Mässeli||1'47:55||13|
|50 km||Matti Raivio||DNF||–|
|Marcus Nikkanen||Men's singles||4||8||46||1480.00||6|
- 18 km cross-country skiing
- normal hill ski jumping
The cross-country skiing part of this event was combined with the main medal event of cross-country skiing. Those results can be found above in this article in the cross-country skiing section. Some athlethes (but not all) entered in both the cross-country skiing and Nordic combined event, their time on the 18 km was used for both events. One would expect that athletes competing at the Nordic combined event, would participate in the cross-country skiing event as well, as they would have the opportunity to win more than one medal. This was not always the case due to the maximum number of athletes that could represent a country per event.
The ski jumping (normal hill) event was held separate from the main medal event of ski jumping, results can be found in the table below.
|Time||Points||Rank||Distance 1||Distance 2||Total points||Rank||Points||Rank|
|Athlete||Event||Jump 1 (Dist.)||Jump 2 (Dist.)||Total|
|Esko Järvinen||Normal hill||45.0||47.5||13.978||22|
|500 m||Toivo Ovaska||45.2||11|
|Clas Thunberg||43.4 OR|
|1500 m||Bertel Backman||DNF||–|
|5000 m||Bertel Backman||9:14.0||13|
- Comité Olympique Suisse (1928). Résultats des Concours des IImes Jeux Olympiques d'hiver (PDF) (in French). Lausanne: Imprimerie du Léman. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
- "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
- Olympic Winter Games 1928, full results by sports-reference.com