Finland at the 1980 Winter Olympics

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Finland at the
1980 Winter Olympics
Flag of Finland.svg
IOC code FIN
NOC Finnish Olympic Committee
Website sport.fi/olympiakomitea (Finnish) (Swedish)
in Lake Placid
Competitors 52 (44 men, 8 women) in 7 sports
Flag bearer Heikki Ikola (biathlon)
Medals
Ranked 7th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 5 3 9
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Finland competed at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, United States.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Törmänen, JoukoJouko Törmänen Ski jumping Men's large hill (K120 individual 90m)
 Silver Mieto, JuhaJuha Mieto Cross-country skiing Men's 15 km
 Silver Mieto, JuhaJuha Mieto Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km
 Silver Riihivuori, HilkkaHilkka Riihivuori Cross-country skiing Women's 5 km
 Silver Riihivuori, HilkkaHilkka Riihivuori Cross-country skiing Women's 10 km
 Silver Karjalainen, JoukoJouko Karjalainen Nordic combined Men's individual
 Bronze Kirvesniemi, HarriHarri Kirvesniemi
Mieto, JuhaJuha Mieto
Pitkänen, MattiMatti Pitkänen
Teurajärvi, PerttiPertti Teurajärvi
Cross-country skiing Men's 4 × 10 km relay
 Bronze Takalo, HelenaHelena Takalo Cross-country skiing Women's 10 km
 Bronze Puikkonen, JariJari Puikkonen Ski jumping Men's large hill (K120 individual 90m)

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km Sprint Keijo Kuntola 5 37:15.28 35
Arto Sutinen 3 36:01.06 24
Erkki Antila 2 34:32.97 12
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 2 Rank
20 km Raimo Seppänen 1'13:15.67 6 1'19:15.67 32
Heikki Ikola 1'10:02.16 5 1'15:02.16 18
Erkki Antila 1'07:32.32 4 1'11:32.32 5
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Keijo Kuntola
Erkki Antila
Kari Saarela
Raimo Seppänen
6 1'38:50.84 7
1 A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Pertti Teurajärvi 43:59.08 20
Kari Härkönen 43:50.31 19
Harri Kirvesniemi 43:02.01 8
Juha Mieto 41:57.64 2nd, silver medalist(s)
30 km Jorma Aalto 1'32:48.10 26
Harri Kirvesniemi 1'31:35.13 18
Juha Mieto 1'29:45.08 7
Matti Pitkänen 1'29:35.03 6
50 km Pertti Teurajärvi 2'36:44.08 18
Matti Pitkänen 2'34:09.04 11
Asko Autio 2'32:25.57 9
Juha Mieto 2'30:30.52 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Harri Kirvesniemi
Pertti Teurajärvi
Matti Pitkänen
Juha Mieto
2'00:00.18 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Marja Auroma 16:18.44 25
Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi-Hämäläinen 15:58.27 19
Helena Takalo-Kivioja 15:32.12 8
Hilkka Riihivuori-Kuntola 15:11.96 2nd, silver medalist(s)
10 km Ulla Maaskola 33:22.19 32
Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi-Hämäläinen 32:22.88 18
Helena Takalo-Kivioja 30:45.25 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Hilkka Riihivuori-Kuntola 30:35.05 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Women's 4 × 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Marja Auroma
Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi-Hämäläinen
Helena Takalo-Kivioja
Hilkka Riihivuroi-Kuntola
1'04:41.28 5

Figure skating[edit]

Women
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Susan Broman 14 17 17 157.54 152 17
Kristiina Wegelius 7 11 12 172.04 87 10

Ice hockey[edit]

First Round - Red Division[edit]

     Team advanced to the Final Round
     Team advanced to Consolation Round
Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Soviet Union 5 5 0 0 51 11 10
 Finland 5 3 2 0 26 18 6
 Canada 5 3 2 0 28 12 6
 Poland 5 2 3 0 15 23 4
 Netherlands 5 1 3 1 16 43 3
 Japan 5 0 4 1 7 36 1

All times are local (UTC-5).

12 February 1980
20:00
Poland  5 – 4
(1–0, 4–3, 0–1)
 Finland Olympic Arena, Lake Placid
14 February 1980
20:00
Japan  3 – 6
(0–2, 2–2, 1–2)
 Finland Olympic Arena, Lake Placid
16 February 1980
20:30
Canada  3 – 4
(1–2, 0–1, 2–1)
 Finland Olympic Fieldhouse, Lake Placid
18 February 1980
17:00
Finland  2 – 4
(1–0, 0–1, 1–3)
 Soviet Union Olympic Fieldhouse, Lake Placid
20 February 1980
20:00
Finland  10 – 3
(2–1, 2–1, 6–1)
 Netherlands Olympic Arena, Lake Placid

Final round[edit]

The top two teams from each group play the top two teams from the other group once. Points from previous games against their own group carry over, excluding teams who failed to make the medal round.

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 United States 3 2 0 1 10 7 5
 Soviet Union 3 2 1 0 16 8 4
 Sweden 3 0 1 2 7 14 2
 Finland 4th 3 0 2 1 7 11 1
22 February 1980
20:42
Finland  3 – 3
(1–0, 1–1, 1–2)
 Sweden Olympic Fieldhouse, Lake Placid
24 February 1980
11:00
United States  4 – 2
(0–1, 1–1, 3–0)
 Finland Olympic Fieldhouse, Lake Placid

Carried over group match:

  • Finland Finland 2–4 USSR Soviet Union

Leading scorers[edit]

Rank Player GP G A Pts
5th Jukka Porvari 7 7 4 11

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
Rauno Miettinen Individual 67.0 72.5 171.9 24 50:26.9 195.640 18 367.540 23
Jorma Etelälahti 72.0 79.5 192.6 14 50:02.4 199.315 15 391.915 13
Jouko Karjalainen 79.0 81.0 209.5 7 47:44.5 220.000 1 429.500 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Jukka Kuvaja 68.5 68.5 155.0 31 48:32.2 212.845 7 367.845 22

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Kari Ylianttila Normal hill 76.0 105.8 72.0 97.4 203.2 32
Jari Puikkonen 81.0 115.8 80.0 111.7 227.5 16
Jouko Törmänen 83.0 119.0 85.5 124.5 243.5 8
Pentti Kokkonen 86.0 126.8 83.5 120.8 247.6 5
Kari Ylianttila Large hill 102.0 111.0 106.0 118.1 229.1 13
Pentti Kokkonen 105.0 115.2 105.0 115.7 230.9 12
Jari Puikkonen 110.5 126.4 108.5 122.1 248.5 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Jouko Törmänen 114.5 133.5 117.0 137.5 271.0 1st, gold medalist(s)

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Esa Puolakka 39.76 25
Pertti Niittylä 39.54 22
Jukka Salmela 39.32 18
1000 m Esa Puolakka 1:23.54 35
Jukka Salmela 1:21.78 30
Pertti Niittylä 1:18.85 14
1500 m Pertti Niittylä 2:00.01 14
5000 m Pertti Niittylä 7:21.51 17
10,000 m Pertti Niittylä 15:29.98 19
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Anneli Repola 44.33 20
1000 m Anneli Repola 1:31.76 28
1500 m Anneli Repola 2:17.81 21
3000 m Anneli Repola 4:50.51 15

References[edit]