Finland at the 2002 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 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City
Competitors 98 (62 men, 36 women) in 11 sports
Flag bearer Toni Nieminen (ski jumping)
Medals
Rank: 8
Gold
4
Silver
2
Bronze
1
Total
7
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Finland competed at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, United States. The nation won all Nordic combined events, most notably Samppa Lajunen, in the individual events.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Lahtela, JanneJanne Lahtela Freestyle skiing Men's moguls
 Gold Lajunen, SamppaSamppa Lajunen Nordic combined Men's sprint
 Gold Lajunen, SamppaSamppa Lajunen Nordic combined Men's individual
 Gold Mantila, JariJari Mantila
Manninen, HannuHannu Manninen
Tallus, JaakkoJaakko Tallus
Lajunen, SamppaSamppa Lajunen
Nordic combined Men's team
 Silver Tallus, JaakkoJaakko Tallus Nordic combined Men's individual
 Silver Ahonen, JanneJanne Ahonen
Hautamäki, MattiMatti Hautamäki
Jussilainen, RistoRisto Jussilainen
Lindström, Veli-MattiVeli-Matti Lindström
Ski jumping Men's team large hill (K120)
 Bronze Hautamäki, MattiMatti Hautamäki Ski jumping Men's large hill (K120)

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Sami Uotila Giant Slalom DNF DNF
Kalle Palander 1:14.57 DNF DNF
Kalle Palander Slalom DNF DNF
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Henna Raita Giant Slalom DNF DNF
Tanja Poutiainen 1:17.31 1:15.66 2:32.97 11
Henna Raita Slalom 54.75 53.65 1:48.40 8
Tanja Poutiainen 52.46 DNF DNF

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km sprint Olli-Pekka Peltola 1 28:58.5 73
Vesa Hietalahti 0 26:43.2 25
Timo Antila 1 26:33.4 19
Paavo Puurunen 1 26:24.7 16
12.5 km
pursuit 2
Timo Antila 5 36:16.7 32
Paavo Puurunen 3 36:03.5 28
Vesa Hietalahti 1 35:10.0 22
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 3 Rank
20 km Ville Räikkönen 55:34.2 4 59:34.2 67
Timo Antila 53:33.5 3 56:33.5 41
Vesa Hietalahti 52:47.0 2 54:47.0 19
Paavo Puurunen 51:15.7 3 54:15.7 15
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Ville Räikkönen
Timo Antila
Paavo Puurunen
Vesa Hietalahti
1 1'28:52.7 12
Women
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
7.5 km sprint Anita Nyman 4 24:17.0 54
Katja Holanti 4 24:07.2 52
Outi Kettunen 1 23:11.3 37
Sanna-Leena Perunka 1 22:39.9 24
10 km
pursuit 4
Anita Nyman DNF DNF
Katja Holanti 6 37:41.7 46
Outi Kettunen 4 35:48.6 37
Sanna-Leena Perunka 1 33:44.5 20
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 3 Rank
15 km Outi Kettunen 49:18.1 4 53:48.1 48
Sanna-Leena Perunka 49:48.8 3 52:48.8 40
Katja Holanti 47:52.3 2 49:52.3 13
Women's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Katja Holanti
Sanna-Leena Perunka
Anita Nyman
Outi Kettunen
0 1'34:18.7 12
1 A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2 Starting delay based on 10 km sprint results.
3 One minute added per missed target.
4 Starting delay based on 7.5 km sprint results.

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men

Sprint

Athlete Qualifying round Quarter finals Semi finals Finals
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Final rank
Keijo Kurttila 2:56.91 26 Did not advance
Sami Repo 2:55.47 22 Did not advance
Ari Palolahti 2:55.28 21 Did not advance
Hannu Manninen 2:53.87 16 Q 3:02.4 2 Q 3:14.1 4 QB 2:59.5 8

Pursuit

Athlete 10 km C 10 km F pursuit1
Time Rank Time Final rank
Sami Pietilä 28:20.1 47 Q 26:38.8 46
Sami Repo 28:09.2 44 Q 25:29.7 31
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km
C
Ari Palolahti 42:10.7 53
Karri Hietamäki 41:13.6 43
Kuisma Taipale 39:50.3 30
30 km
F
Sami Pietilä DNF
Sami Repo 1'16:48.2 40
Teemu Kattilakoski 1'16:20.9 35
50 km
C
Kuisma Taipale 2'24:40.5 47
Karri Hietamäki 2'19:32.0 31
Sami Pietilä 2'19:10.7 30
1 Starting delay based on 10 km C. results.
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle

4 x 10 km relay

Athletes Race
Time Rank
Kuisma Taipale
Karri Hietamäki
Teemu Kattilakoski
Sami Repo
1'37:41.8 11
Women

Sprint

Athlete Qualifying round Quarter finals Semi finals Finals
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Final rank
Riitta-Liisa Lassila-Roponen 3:27.16 36 Did not advance
Kaisa Varis 3:20.52 23 Did not advance
Kati Sundqvist-Venäläinen 3:19.23 18 Did not advance
Elina Pienimäki-Hietamäki 3:14.79 6 Q 4:01.5 4 Did not advance

Pursuit

Athlete 5 km C 5 km F pursuit2
Time Rank Time Final rank
Elina Pienimäki-Hietamäki 14:21.3 43 Q 13:39.5 40
Kati Sundqvist-Venäläinen 13:54.4 21 Q 13:11.9 16
Satu Salonen 13:43.4 11 'Q 13:34.3 36
Kaisa Varis 13:37.9 9 Q 12:37.8 12
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
10 km
C
Annmari Viljanmaa 30:51.8 37
Kati Sundqvist-Venäläinen 30:24.0 28
Satu Salonen 29:02.3 7
15 km
F
Annmari Viljanmaa DNF
Riitta-Liisa Lassila-Roponen 42:14.3 19
Kaisa Varis 40:04.1 4
30 km
C
Satu Salonen DNF
Annmari Viljanmaa 1'40:47.9 24
2 Starting delay based on 5 km C. results.
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle

4 x 5 km relay

Athletes Race
Time Rank
Kati Sundqvist-Venäläinen
Satu Salonen
Riitta-Liisa Lassila-Roponen
Kaisa Varis
50:45.5 7

Curling pictogram.svg Curling[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Top four teams advanced to semi-finals.

Country Skip W L
Canada Canada Kevin Martin 8 1
Norway Norway Pål Trulsen 7 2
Switzerland Switzerland Andreas Schwaller 6 3
Sweden Sweden Peja Lindholm 6 3
Finland Finland 5th Markku Uusipaavalniemi 5 4
Germany Germany Sebastian Stock 4 5
Denmark Denmark Ulrik Schmidt 3 6
United Kingdom Great Britain Hammy McMillan 3 6
United States United States Tim Somerville 3 6
France France Dominique Dupont-Roc 0 9
Team 1  Score  Team 2
 Denmark 3–9  Finland
 Finland 6–7  Germany
 Finland 4–9  Canada
  Switzerland 5–6  Finland
 Finland 6–5  France
 United Kingdom 4–6  Finland
 Finland 5–6  Norway
 Finland 4–11  Sweden
 United States 4–6  Finland

Contestants

Finland
Oulunkylä CC, Helsinki

Skip: Markku Uusipaavalniemi
Third: Wille Mäkelä
Second: Tommi Häti
Lead: Jari Laukkanen
Alternate: Pekka Saarelainen

Figure skating[edit]

Women
Athlete Points SP FS Rank
Elina Kettunen 18.0 18 9 11

Freestyle skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Time Points Rank Time Points Rank
Tapio Luusua Moguls 29.81 24.56 15 Q 27.16 26.67 5
Sami Mustonen 29.83 25.42 8 Q 28.10 26.08 10
Mikko Ronkainen 29.34 26.25 3 Q 28.31 26.49 8
Janne Lahtela 27.22 26.92 2 Q 26.55 27.97 1st
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Time Points Rank Time Points Rank
Minna Karhu Moguls 38.27 22.66 10 Q 37.20 23.07 12

Ice hockey[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

First round - Group D[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 2 0 1 16 3 +13 5
 Finland 3 2 1 0 11 8 +3 4
 Russia 3 1 1 1 9 9 0 3
 Belarus 3 0 3 0 6 22 −16 0
15 February 2002
20:45
Finland  0 – 6
(0–0, 0–3, 0–3)
 United States E Center, West Valley City
Attendance: 8,597
16 February 2002
16:45
Finland  8 – 1
(3–0, 3–0, 2–1)
 Belarus E Center, West Valley City
Attendance: 8,599
18 February 2002
13:30
Russia  1 – 3
(1–0, 0–2, 0–1)
 Finland Peaks Ice Arena, Provo
Attendance: 6,360

Quarter final[edit]

20 February 2002
20:15
Finland  1 – 2
(0–1, 1–1, 0–0)
 Canada E Center, West Valley City
Attendance: 8,599

Team Roster[edit]

Pos. No. Name 2001-02 team
G 30 Pasi Nurminen United States Atlanta Thrashers
G 31 Jussi Markkanen Canada Edmonton Oilers
G 35 Jani Hurme Canada Ottawa Senators
D 4 Kimmo Timonen United States Nashville Predators
D 5 Sami Salo Canada Ottawa Senators
D 6 Ossi Väänänen United States Phoenix Coyotes
D 7 Aki Berg Canada Toronto Maple Leafs
D 21 Jyrki Lumme Canada Toronto Maple Leafs
D 27 Teppo Numminen United States Phoenix Coyotes
D 44 Janne Niinimaa Canada Edmonton Oilers
F 8 Teemu Selänne United States San Jose Sharks
F 10 Ville Nieminen United States Colorado Avalanche
F 12 Olli Jokinen United States Florida Panthers
F 14 Raimo Helminen Finland Tampereen Ilves
F 16 Niklas Hagman United States Florida Panthers
F 17 Tomi Kallio United States Atlanta Thrashers
F 22 Mikko Eloranta United States Los Angeles Kings
F 24 Sami Kapanen United States Carolina Hurricanes
F 26 Jere Lehtinen United States Dallas Stars
F 36 Juha Ylönen United States Tampa Bay Lightning
F 37 Jarkko Ruutu Canada Vancouver Canucks
F 41 Antti Aalto Finland Jokerit
F 42 Juha Lind Sweden Södertälje SK

Women's tournament[edit]

First round - Group B[edit]

Top two teams (shaded) advanced to semifinals.

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 0 28 1 +27 6
 Finland 3 2 1 0 7 6 +1 4
 Germany 3 0 2 1 6 18 −12 1
 China 3 0 2 1 6 21 −15 1

All times are local (UTC-7).

12 February 2002
14:00
Finland  4 – 0
(0–0, 2–0, 2–0)
 China Peaks Ice Arena, Provo
Attendance: 4,977
14 February 2002
11:00
Finland  3 – 1
(1–0, 2–0, 0–1)
 Germany Peaks Ice Arena, Provo
Attendance: 4,769
16 February 2002
11:00
United States  5 – 0
(3–0, 1–0, 1–0)
 Finland E Center, West Valley City
Attendance: 8,507

Medal round[edit]

Semi-final

19 February 2002
11:05
Canada  7 – 3
(2–1, 0–2, 5–0)
 Finland E Center, West Valley City
Attendance: 7,289

Bronze medal game

21 February 2002
12:10
Finland  4th 1 – 2
(0–2, 1–0, 0–0)
 Sweden Peaks Ice Arena, Provo
Attendance: 6,298
Contestants
Pirjo Ahonen
Sari Fisk
Kirsi Hänninen
Satu Hoikkala
Emma Laaksonen
Terhi Mertanen
Riikka Nieminen
Marja-Helena Pälvilä
Oona Parviainen
Tuula Puputti
Karoliina Rantamäki
Tiia Reima
Katja Riipi
Päivi Salo
Henna Savikuja
Hanne Sikiö
Saija Sirviö
Petra Vaarakallio
Marjo Voutilainen

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Men's sprint

Events:

  • large hill ski jumping
  • 7.5 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athlete Ski Jumping Cross-country
time
Total
rank
Points Rank
Mikko Keskinarkaus 101.7 23 18:31.4 23
Hannu Manninen 104.7 17 17:42.7 7
Jaakko Tallus 119.0 3 17:25.9 4
Samppa Lajunen 123.8 1 16:40.1 1st

Men's individual

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping
  • 15 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athlete Ski Jumping Cross-country
time
Total
rank
Points Rank
Mikko Keskinarkaus 209.0 34 44:38.9 28
Hannu Manninen 221.5 22 42:21.1 14
Samppa Lajunen 257.0 3 39:11.7 1st
Jaakko Tallus 267.5 1 39:36.4 2nd

Men's Team

Four participants per team.

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping
  • 5 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athletes Ski jumping Cross-country
time
Total
rank
Points Rank
Jari Mantila
Jaakko Tallus
Hannu Manninen
Samppa Lajunen
967.5 1 48:42.2 1st

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Qualifying jump Final jump 1 Final jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Distance Points Points Rank
Veli-Matti Lindström Normal hill 90.0 114.0 13 Q 95.0 121.5 7 Q 95.5 126.5 253.0 5
Toni Nieminen 91.5 119.0 4 Q 91.5 117.0 18 Q 91.5 118.5 235.5 16
Janne Ahonen 94.0 125.0 1 Q 95.5 128.0 4 Q 98.0 133.5 261.5 4
Matti Hautamäki Pre-qualified 93.0 121.5 7 Q 97.0 131.0 252.5 6
Janne Ahonen Large hill 117.5 111.0 7 Q 124.0 119.2 16 Q 123.5 122.3 241.5 9
Veli-Matti Lindström 121.0 114.3 3 Q 114.5 102.1 37 Did not advance
Risto Jussilainen Pre-qualified 121.5 116.7 18 Q 117.5 109.5 226.2 18
Matti Hautamäki Pre-qualified 127.0 129.1 4 Q 125.5 126.9 256.0 3rd
Men's team large hill
Athletes Result
Points 1 Rank
Matti Hautamäki
Veli-Matti Lindström
Risto Jussilainen
Janne Ahonen
974.0 2nd
1 Four teams members performed two jumps each.

Snowboarding[edit]

Men's halfpipe
Athlete Qualifying round 1 Qualifying round 2 Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Tuomo Ojala 28.2 21 23.3 24 Did not advance
Risto Mattila 35.7 10 34.3 10 Did not advance
Markku Koski 36.9 7 41.3 4 QF 39.0 8
Heikki Sorsa 44.2 1 QF 40.4 7
Women's halfpipe
Athlete Qualifying round 1 Qualifying round 2 Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Kirsi Rautava 23.6 16 24.7 12 Did not advance
Sari Grönholm 24.3 15 22.4 13 Did not advance
Minna Hesso 25.4 13 32.1 6 QF 31.9 9

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
500 m Janne Hänninen 35.18 14 35.15 18 70.33 15
1000 m Risto Rosendahl 1:10.70 33
Janne Hänninen 1:08.45 10
1500 m Risto Rosendahl 1:48.57 32
Vesa Rosendahl 1:48.02 27
Janne Hänninen 1:46.04 13

References[edit]