Finland at the 1988 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 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary
Competitors 53 (46 men, 7 women) in 7 sports
Flag bearer Pertti Niittylä (speed skating)
Medals
Rank: 4
Gold
4
Silver
1
Bronze
2
Total
7
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Finland competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Matikainen, MarjoMarjo Matikainen Cross-country skiing Women's 5 km classical
 Gold Nykänen, MattiMatti Nykänen Ski jumping Men's normal hill (K90 individual 70m)
 Gold Nykänen, MattiMatti Nykänen Ski jumping Men's large hill (K120 individual 90m)
 Gold Nikkola, Ari-PekkaAri-Pekka Nikkola
Nykänen, MattiMatti Nykänen
Puikkonen, JariJari Puikkonen
Ylipulli, TuomoTuomo Ylipulli
Ski jumping Men's team large hill (K120 individual 90m)
 Silver Finland men's national ice hockey team
Timo Blomqvist   Erkki Lehtonen   Reijo Ruotsalainen
Kari Eloranta   Jyrki Lumme   Simo Saarinen
Raimo Helminen   Reijo Mikkolainen   Kai Suikkanen
Iiro Järvi   Jarmo Myllys   Timo Susi
Esa Keskinen   Teppo Numminen   Jukka Tammi
Erkki Laine   Janne Ojanen   Jari Torkki
Kari Laitinen   Arto Ruotanen   Pekka Tuomisto
Jukka Virtanen
Ice hockey Men's competition
 Bronze Matikainen, MarjoMarjo Matikainen Cross-country skiing Women's 10 km classical
 Bronze Kirvesniemi, Marja-LiisaMarja-Liisa Kirvesniemi
Matikainen, MarjoMarjo Matikainen
Määttä, PirkkoPirkko Määttä
Savolainen, JaanaJaana Savolainen
Cross-country skiing Women's 4 x 5 km relay

Alpine skiing[edit]

Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Nina Ehrnrooth Giant Slalom DNF DNF
Nina Ehrnrooth Slalom DNF DNF

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km Sprint Antero Lähde 3 27:59.9 42
Juha Tella 3 27:58.3 41
Harri Eloranta 3 27:15.2 25
Tapio Piipponen 1 26:02.2 7
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 2 Rank
20 km Arto Jääskeläinen 58:29.5 11 1'09:29.5 58
Harri Eloranta 58:10.6 7 1'05:10.6 50
Juha Tella 57:39.0 6 1'03:39.0 38
Tapio Piipponen 55:18.3 3 58:18.3 8
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Juha Tella
Antero Lähde
Arto Jääskeläinen
Tapio Piipponen
5 1'30:54.4 12
1 A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2 One minute added per missed target.

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km
C
Jari Räsänen 45:04.5 30
Jari Laukkanen 44:22.0 25
Aki Karvonen 43:54.5 20
Harri Kirvesniemi 42:42.8 8
30 km
C
Jari Laukkanen 1'35:51.6 52
Kari Ristanen 1'31:05.2 27
Aki Karvonen 1'29:49.5 19
Harri Kirvesniemi 1'26:59.6 9
50 km
F
Antti Ticklén 2'18:41.8 45
Heikki Kivikko 2'12:27.1 29
Harri Kirvesniemi 2'11:41.8 22
Kari Ristanen 2'08:08.1 7
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Jari Laukkanen
Harri Kirvesniemi
Jari Räsänen
Kari Ristanen
1'48:24.0 8
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km
C
Pirkko Määttä 15:51.8 16
Tuulikki Pyykkönen 15:38.1 12
Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi-Hämäläinen 15:16.7 5
Marjo Matikainen 15:04.0 1
10 km
C
Tuulikki Pyykkönen 32:37.7 29
Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi-Hämäläinen 30:57.0 9
Pirkko Määttä 30:52.4 7
Marjo Matikainen 30:20.5 3
20 km
F
Eija Hyytiäinen 1'02:06.9 32
Jaana Savolainen 1'01:26.8 28
Marjo Matikainen 58:50.7 12
Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi-Hämäläinen 58:45.6 11
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Women's 4 x 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Pirkko Määttä
Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi-Hämäläinen
Marjo Matikainen
Jaana Savolainen
1'01:53.8 3

Ice hockey[edit]

Group A[edit]

Top three teams (shaded ones) entered the medal round.

Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Finland 5 3 1 1 22 8 7
 Sweden 5 2 0 3 23 10 7
 Canada 5 3 1 1 17 12 7
 Switzerland 5 3 2 0 19 10 6
 Poland 5 1 3 1 9 13 3
 France 5 0 5 0 10 47 0
  • Switzerland 2-1 Finland
  • Finland 10-1 France
  • Finland 3-1 Canada
  • Finland 3-3 Sweden
  • Finland 5-1 Poland

Medal round[edit]

The top three teams from each group play the top three teams from the other group once. Points from previous games against their own group carry over.

Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Soviet Union 5 4 1 0 25 7 8
 Finland 2 5 3 1 1 18 10 7
 Sweden 5 2 1 2 15 16 6
 Canada 5 2 2 1 17 14 5
 West Germany 5 1 4 0 8 26 2
 Czechoslovakia 5 1 4 0 12 22 2
  • Finland 8-0 West Germany
  • Czechoslovakia 5-2 Finland
  • Finland 2-1 Soviet Union

Leading scorers[edit]

Rk GP G A Pts PIM
7th Erkki Lehtonen 8 4 6 10 2

Team Roster

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Men's individual

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Best two out of three jumps.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Points Rank Start at Time Points Rank
Pasi Saapunki Individual 193.3 28 3:54.7 42:44.1 402.740 15
Jukka Ylipulli 196.7 24 3:32.0 42:55.6 401.010 16
Jouko Parviainen 198.9 20 3:17.4 44:59.6 382.420 33
Sami Leinonen 202.4 18 2:54.0 42:58.4 400.590 17

Men's Team

Three participants per team.

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps per team member per round, best two rounds counted.)
  • 10 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athletes Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Points Rank Start at Time Rank
Pasi Saapunki
Jouko Parviainen
Jukka Ylipulli
561.3 7 5:42.5 1'25:38.3 7

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Risto Laakkonen Normal hill 81.0 97.2 76.5 86.0 183.2 23
Ari-Pekka Nikkola 83.5 100.2 79.0 90.5 190.7 15
Jari Puikkonen 84.0 105.5 80.0 93.6 199.1 7
Matti Nykänen 89.5 114.8 89.5 114.3 229.1 1
Pekka Suorsa Large hill 99.5 83.7 97.0 79.7 163.4 38
Ari-Pekka Nikkola 106.0 97.3 102.0 91.7 189.0 16
Jari Puikkonen 106.0 99.3 103.5 95.3 194.6 11
Matti Nykänen 118.5 120.8 107.0 103.2 224.0 1
Men's team large hill
Athletes Result
Points 1 Rank
Matti Nykänen
Ari-Pekka Nikkola
Tuomo Ylipulli
Jari Puikkonen
634.4 1
1 Four teams members performed two jumps each. The best three were counted.

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
1500 m Pertti Niittylä 1:56.48 25
5000 m Timo Järvinen 6:56.68 18
Pertti Niittylä 6:55.18 16
10,000 m Timo Järvinen 14:27.69 17
Pertti Niittylä 14:26.57 15

References[edit]