Finland at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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Finland at the
1980 Summer Olympics
Flag of Finland.svg
IOC code FIN
NOC Finnish Olympic Committee
Website sport.fi/olympiakomitea (Finnish) (Swedish)
in Moscow
Competitors 105 (99 men and 6 women) in 16 sports
Flag bearer Peter Tallberg
Medals
Ranked 12th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
3 1 4 8
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Finland competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, USSR. 105 competitors, 99 men and 6 women, took part in 71 events in 16 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Archery[edit]

For the first time, Finland entered women in the Olympic archery competition. They were quite successful, with Päivi Meriluoto winning a bronze medal. The Finnish men, competing for the third time, both placed in the top eight as Tomi Poikolainen won Finland's first gold medal in archery. Kyösti Laasonen, who had competed in every Olympics since the reinstatement of archery, took seventh.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's 1,500 metres

  • Antti Loikkanen
    • Heat — 3:40.5
    • Semifinals — 3:43.6 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5,000 metres

  • Kaarlo Maaninka
    • Heat — 13:45.8
    • Semi Final — 13:40.2
    • Final — 13:22.0 (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal)
  • Martti Vainio
    • Heat — 13:45.2
    • Semi Final — 13:30.4
    • Final — 13:32.1 (→ 11th place)

Men's 10,000 metres

  • Kaarlo Maaninka
    • Heat — 28:31.0
    • Final — 27:44.3 (→ Silver medal.svg Silver Medal)
  • Lasse Virén
    • Heat — 28:45.8
    • Final — 27:50.5 (→ 5th place)
  • Martti Vainio
    • Heat — 28:59.9
    • Final — 28:46.3 (→ 13th place)

Men's Marathon

Men's 110 m Hurdles

  • Arto Bryggare
    • Heat — 13.77
    • Semifinals — 13.78
    • Final — 13.76 (→ 6th place)

Men's 3,000 m Steeplechase

  • Tommy Ekblom
    • Heat — 8:27.8
    • Semifinals — 8:24.3
    • Final — 8:40.9 (→ 12th place)
  • Vesa Laukkanen
    • Heat — 8:38.4
    • Semifinals — 8:33.3 (→ did not advance)

Men's 20 km Walk

Men's 50 km Walk

Men's Long Jump

  • Oli Pousi
    • Qualification — did not start (→ no ranking)

Men's Triple Jump

  • Olli Pousi
    • Qualification — no mark (→ did not advance)

Men's Shot Put

Men's Discus Throw

  • Markku Tuokko
    • Qualification — 62.14 m
    • Final — 61.84 m (→ 9th place)

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Harri Huhtala
    • Qualification — 72.46 m
    • Final Round — 71.96 m (→ 9th place)
  • Juha Tiainen
    • Qualification — 70.82 m
    • Final Round — 71.38 m (→ 10th place)

Men's Javelin Throw

  • Antero Puranen
    • Qualification — 84.02 m
    • Final — 86.15 m (→ 5th place)
  • Pentti Sinersaari
    • Qualification — 80.30 m
    • Final — 84.34 m (→ 6th place)
  • Aimo Aho
    • Qualification — 82.12 m
    • Final — 80.58 m (→ 9th place)

Men's Pole Vault

Men's Decathlon


Women's 100 metres

  • Helinä Laihorinne
    • Heat — 11.70
    • Quarterfinals — did not finish (→ did not advance)

Women's Discus Throw

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Tiina Lillak
    • Qualification — 56.26 m (→ did not advance)

Boxing[edit]

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

  • Veli Koota
    • First Round — Bye
    • Second Round — Defeated Fazlija Sacirovic (Yugoslavia) after referee stopped contest in second round
    • Third Round — Lost to Bernardo Piñango (Venezuela) after diskwalification in second round

Men's Featherweight (– 57 kg)

Men's Welterweight (– 67 kg)

Men's Middleweight (– 75 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Five cyclists represented Finland in 1980.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Individual pursuit
Men's sprint

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Five fencers, all men, represented Finland in 1980.

Men's épée
Men's team épée

Football[edit]

Men's Team Competition

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Finland in 1980.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Hulkkonen, Pelli, and Santanen — 15.087 pts, 7th place

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100m Breaststroke

Men's 200m Breaststroke

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Finland at the 1980 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-04-20.