Finland at the 1948 Winter 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 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz
Competitors 24 (men) in 5 sports
Flag bearer Pekka Vanninen
Medals
Rank: 8
Gold
1
Silver
3
Bronze
2
Total
6
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Finland competed at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Hasu, HeikkiHeikki Hasu Nordic Combined Men's individual
 Silver Kiuru, AugustAugust Kiuru
Laukkanen, TeuvoTeuvo Laukkanen
Rytky, SauliSauli Rytky
Silvennoinen, LauriLauri Silvennoinen
Cross-country skiing Men's 4 x 10 km relay
 Silver Huhtala, MarttiMartti Huhtala Nordic combined Men's individual
 Silver Parkkinen, LassiLassi Parkkinen Speed skating Men's 10,000m
 Bronze Vanninen, BenjaminBenjamin Vanninen Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km
 Bronze Lammio, PenttiPentti Lammio Speed skating Men's 10,000m

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Aimo Vartiainen Downhill 3:36.4 53
Pentti Alonen 3:22.3 39
Pentti Alonen Slalom 1:18.1 26 1:17.7 36 2:35.8 32
Aimo Vartiainen 1:14.0 20 1:11.0 26 2:25.0 21

Men's combined

The downhill part of this event was held along with the main medal event of downhill skiing. For athletes competing in both events, the same time was used (see table above for the results). The slalom part of the event was held separate from the main medal event of slalom skiing (included in table below).

Athlete Slalom Total (downhill + slalom)
Time 1 Time 2 Rank Points Rank
Aimo Vartiainen DSQ
Pentti Alonen 1:29.0 1:11.2 26 26.38 28

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Pauli Salonen 1'22:28 24
Olavi Sihvonen 1'22:26 23
Eero Rautiola 1'20:18 12
Martti Huhtala 1'19:28 10
Teuvo Laukkanen 1'18:51 8
August Kiuru 1'18:25 7
Sauli Rytky 1'18:10 6
Heikku Hasu 1'16:43 4
50 km Martti Sipilä DNF
Pekka Kuvaja 4'10:02 7
Pekka Vanninen 3'57:58 4
Benjam Vanninen 3'57:28 3rd
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Lauri Silvennoinen
Teuvo Laukkanen
Sauli Rytky
August Kiuru
2'41:06 2nd

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Events:

  • 18 km cross-country skiing
  • normal hill ski jumping

The cross-country skiing part of this event was combined with the main medal event, meaning that athletes competing here were skiing for two disciplines at the same time. Details can be found above in this article, in the cross-country skiing section.

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. Athletes would perform three jumps, of which the two best jumps (distance and form) were counted.

Athlete Event Cross-country Ski Jumping Total
Points Rank Distance 1 Distance 2 Distance 3 Points Rank Points Rank
Pauli Salonen Individual 207.00 9 63.0 62.0 (fall) 60.5 206.3 10 413.30 7
Olavi Sihvonen 207.00 8 60.0 65.0 60.0 209.2 7 416.20 5
Martti Huhtala 224.15 2 62.0 61.0 61.5 209.5 6 433.65 2nd
Heikki Hasu 240.00 1 57.0 61.5 64.0 208.8 8 448.80 1st

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Distance 1 Distance 2 Total points Rank
Erkki Rajala Normal hill DNF DNF
Leo Laakso 66.0 69.5 221.7 6
Aatto Pietikäinen 69.0 68.0 215.4 8
Matti Pietikäinen 69.5 69.0 224.6 4

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Kalevi Laitinen 45.3 17
Lassi Parkkinen 45.2 16
Antero Ojala 44.8 14
Keijo Lehdikkö 44.7 13
1500 m Pentti Lammio 2:23.9 21
Antero Ojala 2:21.4 12
Kalevi Laitinen 2:20.3 7
Lassi Parkkinen 2:19.6 4
5000 m Antero Ojala 9:06.2 26
Kalevi Laitinen 8:53.0 15
Lassi Parkkinen 8:45.0 9
Pentti Lammio 8:40.7 8
10,000 m Kalevi Laitinen DNF
Pentti Lammio 17:42.7 3rd
Lassi Parkkinen 17:36.0 2nd

References[edit]