Finland at the 1956 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 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo
Competitors 31 (27 men, 4 women) in 6 sports
Flag bearer Antti Hyvärinen, Ski Jumping
Medals
Rank: 3
Gold
3
Silver
3
Bronze
1
Total
7
Olympic history (summary)
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Intercalated Games
1906

Finland competed at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Hakulinen, VeikkoVeikko Hakulinen Cross-country skiing Men's 30 km
 Gold Hietamies, MirjaMirja Hietamies
Polkunen, SirkkaSirkka Polkunen
Rantanen, SiiriSiiri Rantanen
Cross-country skiing Women's 3 x 5 km relay
 Gold Hyvärinen, AnttiAntti Hyvärinen Ski jumping Men's normal hill (K90 individual 70m)
 Silver Hakulinen, VeikkoVeikko Hakulinen Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km
 Silver Hakulinen, VeikkoVeikko Hakulinen
Kiuru, AugustAugust Kiuru
Kortelainen, JormaJorma Kortelainen
, Arvo ViitanenArvo Viitanen
Cross-country skiing Men's 4 x 10 km relay
 Silver Kallakorpi, AulisAulis Kallakorpi Ski jumping Men's normal hill (K90 individual 70m)
 Bronze Salonen, ToivoToivo Salonen Speed skating Men's 1500m

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Pentti Alonen Downhill DSQ
Kalevi Häkkinen 3:29.2 23
Kalevi Häkkinen Giant Slalom 3:36.9 43
Pentti Alonen 3:35.0 42
Pentti Alonen Slalom DSQ DSQ
Kalevi Häkkinen 1:53.8 41 2:25.4 (+0:05) 36 4:19.2 40

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Arto Tiainen 54:11 26
Veikko Räsänen 52:35 14
Arvo Viitanen 51:10 9
Veikko Hakulinen 50:31 4
30 km August Kiuru 1'51:56 21
Kalevi Hämäläinen 1'51:38 20
Olavi Latsa 1'47:30 9
Veikko Hakulinen 1'44:06 1
50 km Veini Kontinen 3'06:15 9
Antti Sivonen 3'04:16 8
Eero Kolehmainen 2'56:17 4
Veikko Hakulinen 2'51:45 2
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
August Kiuru
Jorma Kortelainen
Arvo Viitanen
Veikko Hakulinen
2'16:31 2
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
10 km Sanna Kiero 40:52 12
Sirkka Polkunen 40:25 8
Mirja Hietamies 40:18 6
Siiri Rantanen 39:40 5
Women's 3 x 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Sirkka Polkunen
Mirja Hietamies
Siiri Rantanen
1'09:01 1

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Kalle Tuulos 15 15 124.50 137 15

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Esko Jussila Individual 63.5 65.0 194.0 21 1'02:38 215.500 27 409.500 25
Paavo Korhonen 65.5 69.5 196.5 17 56:32 239.097 2 435.597 4
Eeti Nieminen 70.5 68.0 206.0 8 1'00:20 224.400 14 430.400 9

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Hemmo Silvennoinen Normal hill 75.5 102.5 15 77.0 105.0 8 207.5 10
Eino Kirjonen 78.0 107.5 7 81.0 111.5 2 219.0 7
Antti Hyvärinen 81.0 111.5 3 84.0 115.5 1 227.0 1
Aulis Kallakorpi 83.5 114.5 2 80.5 110.5 5 225.0 2

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Yrjö Uimonen 42.5 13
Juhani Järvinen 42.2 9
Matti Hamberg 42.2 9
Toivo Salonen 41.7 5
1500 m Leo Tynkkynen 2:16.2 26
Matti Hamberg 2:14.8 18
Juhani Järvinen 2:09.7 4
Toivo Salonen 2:09.4 3
5000 m Matti Hamberg 8:28.1 32
Leo Tynkkynen 8:19.9 25
Kauko Salomaa 8:14.3 21
Juhani Järvinen 8:13.7 20
10,000 m Toivo Salonen 17:37.6 24
Kauko Salomaa 17:19.0 17
Juhani Järvinen 17:05.9 12

References[edit]