Finland at the 1968 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 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble
Competitors 52 (44 men, 8 women) in 7 sports
Flag bearer Veikko Kankkonen, Ski Jumping
Medals
Rank: 10
Gold
1
Silver
2
Bronze
2
Total
5
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Finland competed at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Mustonen, KaijaKaija Mustonen Speed skating Women's 1500m
 Silver Mäntyranta, EeroEero Mäntyranta Cross-country skiing Men's 15 km
 Silver Mustonen, KaijaKaija Mustonen Speed skating Women's 3000m
 Bronze Mäntyranta, EeroEero Mäntyranta Cross-country skiing Men's 30 km (mass start)
 Bronze Laurila, KaleviKalevi Laurila
Mäntyranta, EeroEero Mäntyranta
Oikarainen, KaleviKalevi Oikarainen
Taipale, HannuHannu Taipale
Cross-country skiing Men's 4 x 10 km relay

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Raimo Manninen Downhill DSQ
Ulf Ekstam 2:06.14 30
Ulf Ekstam Giant Slalom 1:53.09 45 1:52.66 36 3:45.75 36
Raimo Manninen 1:49.92 34 1:52.11 34 3:42.03 30
Men's slalom
Athlete Heat 1 Heat 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time 1 Rank Time 2 Rank Total Rank
Raimo Manninen DNF Did not advance
Ulf Ekstam 54.79 3 55.44 1 QF 52.66 29 52.26 17 1:44.92 18

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Mauno Luukkonen 1'19:15.8 9 1'28:18.8 31
Yrjö Salpakari 1'20:11.6 7 1'27:11.6 25
Kalevi Vähäkylä 1'17:56.5 3 1'20:56.5 9
Arve Kinnari 1'17:47.9 2 1'19:47.9 5
1 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
Juhani Suutarinen
Heikki Flöjt
Kalevi Vähäkylä
Arve Kinnari
5 2'20:41.8 5
2 A penalty loop of 200 metres had to be skied per missed target.

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Hannu Taipale DNF
Kalevi Oikarainen 49:11.1 10
Kalevi Laurila 48:37.6 4
Eero Mäntyranta 47:46.1 2nd
30 km Arto Tiainen 1'38:51.1 16
Kalevi Oikarainen 1'37:34.4 7
Kalevi Laurila 1'37:29.8 6
Eero Mäntyranta 1'36:55.3 3rd
50 km Pauli Siitonen 2'34:31.2 19
Eero Mäntyranta 2'32:53.8 15
Hannu Taipale 2'32:37.7 14
Kalevi Laurila 2'31:24.9 11
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Kalevi Oikarainen
Hannu Taipale
Kalevi Laurila
Eero Mäntyranta
2'10:56.7 3rd
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Helena Takalo-Kivioja 17:46.2 22
Marjatta Muttilainen-Olkkonen 17:12.4 11
Senja Pusula 17:00.3 8
Marjatta Kajosmaa 16:54.6 5
10 km Helena Takalo-Kivioja DNF
Liisa Suihkonen 39:55.3 18
Senja Pusula 39:12.5 12
Marjatta Kajosmaa 38:09.0 5
Women's 3 x 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Senja Pusula
Marjatta Muttilainen-Olkkonen
Marjatta Kajosmaa
58:45.1 4

Ice hockey[edit]

First Round[edit]

Finland Finland - Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 11:2 (3:0, 6:0, 2:2)
Goalscorers: Lasse Oksanen 2, Esa Peltonen 2, Matti Reunamаki 2, Juhani Wahlsten, Veli-Pekka Ketola, Matti Keinonen, Matti Harju, Pekka Leimu - Albin Felc, Franc Smolej.

Final Round[edit]

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1  Soviet Union 7 6 1 0 48 10 12
2  Czechoslovakia 7 5 1 1 33 17 11
3  Canada 7 5 2 0 28 15 10
4  Sweden 7 4 2 1 23 18 9
5  Finland 7 3 3 1 17 23 7
6  United States 7 2 4 1 23 28 5
7  West Germany 7 1 6 0 13 39 2
8  East Germany 7 0 7 0 13 48 0

Soviet Union USSR – Finland Finland 8:0 (3:0, 2:0, 3:0)
Goalscorers: Staršinov 2, Mišakov 2, Zimin 2, Firsov, Populanov.
Referees: Bucala, Kořínek (TCH)

Canada Canada – Finland Finland 2:5 (1:2, 0:1, 1:2)
Goalscorers: O’Shea, McMillan – Keinonen, Oksanen, J. Peltonen, Koskela, Wahlsten.
Referees: Trumble (USA), Seglin (URS)

Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia – Finland Finland 4:3 (0:1, 3:0, 1:2)
Goalscorers: Nedomanský 2, Golonka, Havel – Keinonen, Ketola, Oksanen.
Referees: Wiking (SWE), Snětkov (URS)

Sweden Sweden – Finland Finland 5:1 (1:0, 2:1, 2:0)
Goalscorers: Wickberg 2, Granholm, Nillsson, Bengsston – Oksanen.
Referees: Kubinec (CAN), Kořínek (TCH)

East Germany East Germany – Finland Finland 2:3 (1:2, 0:1, 1:0)
Goalscorers: R. Noack, Peters – Harju 2, Keinonen.
Referees: Bucala (TCH), Dahlberg (SWE)

Finland Finland– Germany West Germany 4:1 (2:1, 1:0, 1:0)
Goalscorers: Leimu 2, Ketola, J. Peltonen – Schloder.
Referees: Kořínek, Bucala (TCH)

United States USA – Finland Finland 1:1 (1:1, 0:0, 0:0)
Goalscorers: Volmar – Wahlsten.
Referees: Kubinec (CAN), Seglin (URS)

Contestants[edit]

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
Raimo Majuri Individual 60.5 61.5 161.8 38 53:30.2 176.48 30 338.28 36
Esa Klinga 64.0 62.0 166.7 37 52:19.7 190.04 22 356.74 33
Ilpo Nuolikivi 66.0 67.0 178.1 34 52:39.6 186.18 27 364.28 30

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Juhani Ruotsalainen Normal hill 70.0 92.3 68.0 92.1 184.4 39
Heikki Väisänen 68.5 92.4 63.5 78.4 170.8 45
Veikko Kankkonen 76.0 105.9 71.5 99.2 205.1 17
Topi Mattila 78.0 111.1 72.5 100.8 211.9 5
Topi Mattila Large hill 85.0 (fall) 56.4 90.5 94.1 150.5 49
Juhani Ruotsalainen 78.0 71.6 80.5 77.6 149.2 50
Seppo Reijonen 87.0 84.7 85.0 85.4 170.1 40
Veikko Kankkonen 89.5 94.2 89.5 94.7 188.9 24

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Olavi Hjellman 43.1 40
Jouko Launonen 42.6 33
Kimmo Koskinen 41.7 23
Seppo Hänninen 40.8 8
1500 m Raimo Hietala 2:11.7 24
Olavi Hjellman 2:10.1 21
Kimmo Koskinen 2:07.9 18
Jouko Launonen 2:07.5 14
5000 m Raimo Hietala 7:54.0 17
Jouko Launonen 7:46.5 15
Kimmo Koskinen 7:35.9 9
10,000 m Raimo Hietala 16:45.9 20
Kimmo Koskinen 16:15.7 14
Jouko Launonen 16:02.1 12
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Kaija-Liisa Keskivitikka 48.1 18
Arja Kantola 47.4 12
Kaija Mustonen 46.7 6
1000 m Arja Kantola 1:37.9 22
Kaija-Liisa Keskivitikka 1:34.8 8
Kaija Mustonen 1:33.6 4
1500 m Arja Kantola 2:33.2 22
Kaija-Liisa Keskivitikka 2:25.8 6
Kaija Mustonen 2:22.4 OR 1st
3000 m Arja Kantola 5:30.7 24
Kaija-Liisa Keskivitikka 5:03.9 4
Kaija Mustonen 5:01.0 2nd

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