Finland at the 1948 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 1948 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 129 (123 men, 5 women) in 16 sports
Flag bearer Hannes Sonck
Medals
Rank: 6
Gold
8
Silver
7
Bronze
5
Total
20
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Finland competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England. 129 competitors, 123 men and 6 women, took part in 84 events in 16 sports.[1]

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
  • NH = No height
  • DNF = Did not finish
  • 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
Runar Holmberg 400 metres 50.6 5 Did Not Advance
Olavi Talja 50.4 4 Did Not Advance
Tauno Suvanto 51.5 4 Did Not Advance
Denis Johansson 1500 metres 3:54.0[2] 3 N/A no time 11
Väinö Koskela 5000 metres 14:58.3[3] 2 N/A 14:41.0 7
Väinö Mäkelä 14:45.8 2 N/A 14:43.0 8
Helge Perälä 15:07.8 4[3] N/A DNF
Salomon Könönen 10,000 metres N/A no time 9
Viljo Heino N/A DNF
Evert Heinström N/A DNF
Pentti Siltaloppi 3000 metres steeplechase 9:22.4 3[4] N/A 9:19.6 5
Aarne Kainlauri 9:25.8 2[4] N/A 9:29.0 10
Tauno Suvanto
Olavi Talja
Runar Holmberg
Berth Storskrubb
4 × 400 m relay 3:20.6 1 N/A 3:24.8 4
Viljo Heino marathon N/A 2:41:32.0 11
Jussi Kurikkala N/A 2:42:48.0 13
Mikko Hietanen N/A DNF
Field events
Athlete Event Final
Distance Position
Valle Rautio triple jump 14.700 6
Kuuno Honkonen high jump 1.80 17
Nils Nicklén NH
Erkki Kataja pole vault 4.20 2nd
Valto Olenius 3.95 7
Yrjö Lehtilä shot put 15.05 6
Jaakko Jouppila 14.59 7
Veikko Nyqvist discus throw 47.33 6
Arvo Huutoniemi 45.28 9
Tapio Rautavaara javelin throw 69.77 1st
Pauli Vesterinen 65.89 4
Soini Nikkinen 58.05 12
Lauri Tamminen hammer throw 53.08 5
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Yrjö Mäkelä Result[5] 11.9 6.20 13.10 1.8 54.3 17.5 36.12 3.2 62.55 4:58 - 13
Points 618 603 725 786 656 597 600 575 835 426 6,421
Adjusted Points N/A 6,064
Hannes Sonck Result[5] 11.9 6.715 11.83 1.75 55.2 16.8 34.71 3.4 48.24 5:01.8 - 17
Points 618 728 605 727 618 674 561 652 555 404 6,142
Adjusted Points N/A 5,883

Boxing[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Five cyclists, all men, represented Finland in 1948.

Individual road race
Team road race
Time trial
Team pursuit

Diving[edit]

Equestrian[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Six fencers, all men, represented Finland in 1948.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre

Gymnastics[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Finland in 1948.

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Twelve shooters represented Finland in 1948. Pauli Janhonen won a silver medal in the 300 m rifle event.

25 metre pistol
50 metre pistol
300 metre rifle
50 metre rifle

Swimming[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Art competitions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Finland at the 1948 London Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  2. ^ THE OFFICIAL REPORT OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR THE XIV OLYMPIAD. London: THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR THE XIV OLYMPIAD. 1948. p. 249. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  3. ^ a b THE OFFICIAL REPORT OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR THE XIV OLYMPIAD. London: THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR THE XIV OLYMPIAD. 1948. p. 250. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  4. ^ a b THE OFFICIAL REPORT OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR THE XIV OLYMPIAD. London: THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR THE XIV OLYMPIAD. 1948. p. 257. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  5. ^ a b THE OFFICIAL REPORT OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR THE XIV OLYMPIAD. London: THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR THE XIV OLYMPIAD. 1948. p. 274. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 

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