Finland at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Finland at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of Finland.svg
IOC codeFIN
NOCFinnish Olympic Committee
Websitesport.fi/olympiakomitea (in Finnish) (in Swedish)
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors64 (63 men and 1 woman) in 14 sports
Flag bearerEeles Landström (Melbourne)
Erkki Estola (Stockholm)
Medals
Ranked 13th
Gold
3
Silver
1
Bronze
11
Total
15
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Finland competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden (equestrian events). 64 competitors, 63 men and 1 woman, took part in 62 events in 14 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold[edit]

Silver[edit]

Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men's Marathon

Boxing[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Sprint
Time trial
Individual road race

Diving[edit]

Men's 10m Platform

  • Helge Vasenius
    • Preliminary Round — 66.63 (→ did not advance, 16th place)

Fencing[edit]

Two fencers, both men, represented Finland in 1956.

Men's épée

Gymnastics[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Finland in 1956. Wäinö Korhonen won the bronze and Ole Mannonen won the silver in the individual event. In the team event, the Finnish pentathletes won bronze.

Individual
Team
  • Ole Mannonen
  • Wäinö Korhonen
  • Berndt Katter

Rowing[edit]

Finland had five male rowers participate in two out of seven rowing events in 1956.[2]

Men's coxless four
Men's coxed four

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Four shooters represented Finland in 1956. Pentti Linnosvuo won gold in the 50 m pistol and Vilho Ylönen won bronze in the 300 m rifle, three positions.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone

Swimming[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Finland at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Finland Rowing at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 28 February 2018.

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