Finland at the 1972 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 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich
Competitors 96 (89 men and 7 women) in 16 sports
Flag bearer Ilkka Nummisto
Medals
Rank: 14
Gold
3
Silver
1
Bronze
4
Total
8
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Finland competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 96 competitors, 89 men and 7 women, took part in 75 events in 16 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Finland finished in 14th position in the final medal rankings, with three gold medals and eight medals overall.

Med 1.png Gold[edit]

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

Archery[edit]

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Finland entered three men. They won a bronze medal.

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's 100 metres

  • Raimo Vilen
    • First Heat — 11.00s (→ did not advance)

Men's 1500 metres

  • Pekka Vasala
    • Heat — 3:40.9
    • Semifinals — 3:37.9
    • Final — 3:36.3 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)

Men's 5000 metres

Men's 4x100m Relay

Boxing[edit]

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Men's Individual Road Race (200 km)

Diving[edit]

Men's 3m Springboard:

Women's 3m Springboard:

Women's 10m Platform:

Fencing[edit]

One fencer, represented Finland in 1972.

Men's épée

Gymnastics[edit]

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Finland in 1972, with them winning bronze in the team event.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Hurme, Salminen, and Ketelä — 14812 points (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)

Rowing[edit]

Men's Coxed Pairs

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Finland at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-12.