Finland at the 1956 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 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors 64 (63 men and 1 woman) in 14 sports
Flag bearer Eeles Landström (Melbourne)
Erkki Estola (Stockholm)
Medals
Rank: 13
Gold
3
Silver
1
Bronze
11
Total
15
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Finland competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden (equestrian events). 64 competitors, 63 men and 1 woman, took part in 62 events in 14 sports.[1] Kyllikki Marlo-Monten was the official translator for the team.

Medalists[edit]

Med 1.png Gold[edit]

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men's Marathon

Boxing[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Sprint
Time trial
Individual road race

Diving[edit]

Men's 10m Platform

  • Helge Vasenius
    • Preliminary Round — 66.63 (→ did not advance, 16th place)

Fencing[edit]

Two fencers, both men, represented Finland in 1956.

Men's épée

Gymnastics[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Finland in 1956. Wäinö Korhonen won the bronze and Ole Mannonen won the silver in the individual event. In the team event, the Finnish pentathletes won bronze.

Individual
Team
  • Ole Mannonen
  • Wäinö Korhonen
  • Berndt Katter

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Finland at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 

External links[edit]