Finland at the 1972 Winter Olympics

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Finland at the
1972 Winter Olympics
Flag of Finland.svg
IOC code FIN
NOC Finnish Olympic Committee
Website sport.fi/olympiakomitea (Finnish) (Swedish)
in Sapporo
Competitors 50 (43 men, 7 women) in 6 sports
Flag bearer Juha Mieto, Cross Country Skiing
Medals
Ranked 15th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 4 1 5
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Finland competed at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Silver Ikola, HeikkiHeikki Ikola
Röppänen, MauriMauri Röppänen
Saira, EskoEsko Saira
Suutarinen, JuhaniJuhani Suutarinen
Biathlon Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
 Silver Kajosmaa, MarjattaMarjatta Kajosmaa Cross-country skiing Women's 5 km
 Silver Kajosmaa, MarjattaMarjatta Kajosmaa
Riihivuori, HilkkaHilkka Riihivuori
Takalo, HelenaHelena Takalo
Cross-country skiing Women's 3 × 5 km relay
 Silver Miettinen, RaunoRauno Miettinen Nordic combined Men's individual
 Bronze Kajosmaa, MarjattaMarjatta Kajosmaa Cross-country skiing Women's 10 km

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Juhani Suutarinen 1'14:25.99 10 1'24:25.99 30
Mauri Röppänen 1'16:45.88 7 1'23:45.88 27
Esko Saira 1'12:34.80 5 1'17:34.80 6
Yrjö Salpakari 1'14:51.43 2 1'16:51.43 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
Esko Saira
Juhani Suutarinen
Heikki Ikola
Mauri Röppänen
3 1'54:37.25 2nd, silver medalist(s)
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 Manne Liimatainen 48:59.90 35
Juhani Repo 47:56.16 23
Osmo Karjalainen 46:27.51 10
Juha Mieto 46:02.74 4
30 km Osmo Karjalainen DNF
Raimo Lehtinen DNF
Teuvo Hatunen 1'42:27.18 22
Eero Mäntyranta 1'41:40.51 19
50 km Kalevi Oikarainen DNF
Eero Mäntyranta DNF
Teuvo Hatunen 3'00:41.72 32
Hannu Taipale 2'48:24.83 12
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Hannu Taipale
Juha Mieto
Juhani Repo
Osmo Karjalainen
2'07:50.19 5
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Senja Pusula 17:59.93 25
Helena Takalo-Kivioja 17:21.39 9
Hilkka Riihivuori-Kuntola 17:11.67 5
Marjatta Kajosmaa 17:05.50 2nd, silver medalist(s)
10 km Marjatta Muttilainen-Olkkonen 36:46.40 22
Hilkka Riihivuori-Kuntola 35:36.71 8
Helena Takalo-Kivioja 35:06.34 5
Marjatta Kajosmaa 34:56.45 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Women's 3 × 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Helena Takalo-Kivioja
Hilkka Riihivuori-Kuntola
Marjatta Kajosmaa
49:19.37 2nd, silver medalist(s)

Ice hockey[edit]

First Round[edit]

Winners (in bold) entered the Medal Round. Other teams played a consolation round for 7th-11th places.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
 Finland 13–1  Norway

Medal round[edit]

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1  Soviet Union 5 4 0 1 33 13 9
2  United States 5 3 2 0 18 15 6
3  Czechoslovakia 5 3 2 0 26 13 6
4  Sweden 5 2 2 1 17 13 5
5  Finland 5 2 3 0 14 24 4
6  Poland 5 0 5 0 9 39 0

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
Jukka Kuvaja Individual 66.0 71.0 160.2 25 51:17.0 194.185 19 354.385 27
Erkki Kilpinen 73.5 75.5 185.0 9 49:52.6 206.845 4 391.845 4
Rauno Miettinen 77.5 79.0 210.0 2 51:08.2 195.505 15 405.505 2nd, silver medalist(s)

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Esko Rautionaho Normal hill 73.5 100.3 67.0 87.4 187.7 45
Kari Ylianttila 76.0 104.8 73.5 101.8 206.6 25
Rauno Miettinen 75.5 105.5 75.5 106.5 212.0 17
Tauno Käyhkö 76.0 105.8 75.5 106.0 211.8 18
Rauno Miettinen Large hill 83.0 79.7 87.5 91.0 170.7 32
Esko Rautionaho 93.0 95.7 99.0 110.1 205.8 9
Kari Ylianttila 91.5 99.1 92.0 98.3 197.4 13
Tauno Käyhkö 95.0 104.5 100.5 114.7 219.2 4

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Jouko Salakka 42.81 27
Leo Linkoveski 40.14 6
Seppo Hänninen 40.12 5
1500 m Leo Linkovesi 2:16.86 34
Seppo Hänninen 2:14.52 28
Jouko Salakka 2:10.22 17
Kimmo Koskinen 2:08.18 10
5000 m Jouko Salakka 7:57.42 18
Kimmo Koskinen 7:45.15 11
10,000 m Jouko Salakka 16:35.64 19
Kimmo Koskinen 15:38.87 7
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Tuula Vilkas 46.85 24
Arja Kantola 46.12 16
1000 m Arja Kantola 1:35.45 21
Tuula Vilkas 1:33.51 11
1500 m Tuula Vilkas 2:27.09 16
3000 m Arja Kantola 5:30.88 21
Tuula Vilkar 5:05.92 7

References[edit]