Finland at the 1992 Winter Olympics

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Finland at the
1992 Winter Olympics
Flag of Finland.svg
IOC code FIN
NOC Finnish Olympic Committee
Website sport.fi/olympiakomitea (Finnish) (Swedish)
in Albertville
Competitors 62 (49 men, 13 women) in 8 sports
Flag bearer Timo Blomqvist, ice hockey
Medals
Ranked 8th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
3 1 3 7
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Finland competed at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Lukkarinen, MarjutMarjut Lukkarinen Cross-country skiing Women's 5 km (classical)
 Gold Nieminen, ToniToni Nieminen Ski jumping Men's large hill (K120 90 m)
 Gold Laakkonen, RistoRisto Laakkonen
Laitinen, MikaMika Laitinen
Nieminen, ToniToni Nieminen
Nikkola, Ari-PekkaAri-Pekka Nikkola
Ski jumping Men's team large hill (K120 90 m)
 Silver Lukkarinen, MarjutMarjut Lukkarinen Cross-country skiing Women's 15 km (classical)
 Bronze Eloranta, HarriHarri Eloranta Biathlon Men's 10 km sprint
 Bronze Isometsa, JariJari Isometsa
Kirvesniemi, HarriHarri Kirvesniemi
Kuusisto, MikaMika Kuusisto
Räsänen, JariJari Räsänen
Cross-country skiing Men's 4 × 10 km relay
 Bronze Nieminen, ToniToni Nieminen Ski jumping Men's normal hill (K90 70m)

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km Sprint Jaakko Niemi 2 29:04.0 57
Kari Kataja 1 27:46.5 27
Vesa Hietalahti 2 27:25.1 17
Harri Eloranta 0 26:26.6 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 2 Rank
20 km Kari Kataja DNF DNF
Seppo Suhonen 59:21.3 8 1'07:21.3 74
Vesa Hietalahti 57:24.6 1 58:24.6 6
Harri Eloranta 57:15.7 1 58:15.7 5
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Vesa Hietalahti
Jaakko Niemi
Harri Eloranta
Kari Kataja
1 1'27:39.5 8
Women
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
7.5 km Sprint Johanna Saarinen 4 28:48.6 53
Tuija Sikiö 2 28:21.4 45
Mari Lampinen 3 27:46.1 34
Terhi Markkanen 2 27:20.7 28
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 2 Rank
15 km Johanna Saarinen 56:27.0 3 59:27.0 45
Terhi Markkanen 54:08.9 4 58:08.9 37
Mari Lampinen 51:44.8 6 57:44.8 31
Tuija Sikiö 53:03.0 1 54:03.0 14
Women's 3 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Mari Lampinen
Tuija Sikiö
Terhi Markkanen
0 1'20:17.8 5
1 A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2 One minute added per missed target.

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
10 km
C
Jari Isometsä 29:34.4 16
Jari Räsänen 29:25.2 15
Mika Myllylä 29:17.0 14
Harri Kirvesniemi 28:23.3 6
15 km
pursuit1
F
Mika Myllylä 41:33.1 20
Jari Räsänen 41:29.9 19
Jari Isometsä 40:50.0 12
Harri Kirvesniemi 40:34.4 11
30 km
C
Seppo Rantanen 1'30:25.6 38
Mika Myllylä 1'30:08.8 34
Mika Kuusisto 1'28:45.6 26
Harri Kirvesniemi 1'25:28.5 10
50 km
F
Jukka Hartonen DNF
Jari Räsänen 2'14:53.6 31
Mika Kuusisto 2'13:09.3 23
Jari Isometsä 2'12:03.5 22
1 Starting delay based on 10 km results.
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Mika Kuusisto
Harri Kirvesniemi
Jari Räsänen
Jari Isometsä
1'41:22.9 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km
C
Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi 15:33.2 31
Tuulikki Pyykkönen 15:31.1 29
Jaana Savolainen 15:19.9 26
Marjut Lukkarinen 14:13.8 1st, gold medalist(s)
10 km
pursuit2
F
Tuulikki Pyykkönen 30:02.5 33
Jaana Savolainen 28:43.1 18
Marjut Lukkarinen 26:52.1 4
15 km
C
Sirpa Ryhänen 46:06.9 22
Pirkko Määttä 45:40.5 17
Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi 44:02.7 6
Marjut Lukkarinen 43:29.9 2nd, silver medalist(s)
30 km
F
Päivi Simukka 1'34:21.7 37
Sirpa Ryhänen 1'33:55.7 36
Jaana Savolainen 1'32:49.4 28
Marjut Lukkarinen 1'27:30.9 10
2 Starting delay based on 5 km results.
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Women's 4 × 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi
Pirkko Määttä
Jaana Savolainen
Marjut Lukkarinen
1'00:52.9 4

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete SP FS TFP Rank
Oula Jääskeläinen 23 17 28.5 19
Ice Dancing
Athletes CD1 CD2 OD FD TFP Rank
Susanna Rahkamo
Petri Kokko
7 7 6 6 12.4 6

Freestyle skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Time Points Rank Time Points Rank
Petri Penttinen Moguls 40.40 13.71 41 Did not advance
Tero Turunen 35.69 21.40 20 Did not advance
Janne Lahtela 32.64 21.76 18 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Time Points Rank Time Points Rank
Minna Karhu Moguls 42.34 14.75 19 Did not advance

Ice hockey[edit]

Group A[edit]

Twelve participating teams were placed in two groups. After playing a round-robin, the top four teams in each group advanced to the Medal Round while the last two teams competed in the Consolation Round for the 9th to 12th places.

     Team advanced to the Final Round
     Team sent to compete in the Consolation Round
Team GP W L T GF GA DIF PTS
 United States 5 4 0 1 18 7 11 9
 Sweden 5 3 0 2 22 11 11 8
 Finland 5 3 1 1 22 11 11 7
 Germany 5 2 3 0 11 12 -1 4
 Italy 5 1 4 0 18 24 -6 2
 Poland 5 0 5 0 4 30 -26 0
 Finland 5:1  Germany
 Finland 9:1  Poland
 United States 4:1  Finland
 Finland 2:2  Sweden
 Finland 5:3  Italy

Final round[edit]

Quarter-finals

 Unified Team 6:1  Finland

Consolation Round 5th-8th Places

 Sweden 3:2  Finland

7th Place Match

 France 1:4  Finland 7th

Leading scorers[edit]

Rk Contestant GP G A Pts
4th Teemu Selänne 8 7 4 11
4th Hannu Järvenpää 8 5 6 11
8th Mika Nieminen 8 4 6 10
Pos. No. Name 1991-92 team
G 1 Jukka Tammi Finland Ilves Tampere
G 30 Markus Ketterer Finland Jokerit Helsinki
D 3 Timo Blomqvist Sweden Malmö IF
D 4 Kari Eloranta Sweden Rögle BK
D 5 Timo Jutila Sweden Luleå HF
D 6 Arto Ruotanen Sweden HV71
D 7 Simo Saarinen Finland HIFK Helsinki
D 9 Ville Sirén Finland Tampere Ilves
D 12 Janne Laukkanen Finland HPK Hämeenlinna
D 44 Harri Laurila Finland JyP HT
F 8 Teemu Selänne Finland Jokerit Helsinki
F 11 Jari Lindroos Finland JyP HT
F 14 Petri Skriko Canada Winnipeg Jets
F 15 Hannu Järvenpää Sweden Leksands IF
F 16 Keijo Säilynoja Finland Jokerit Helsinki
F 18 Pekka Tuomisto Finland HIFK
F 22 Timo Saarikoski Finland Rauman Lukko
F 25 Raimo Summanen Finland Tampere Ilves
F 27 Timo Peltomaa Finland Tampere Ilves
F 28 Raimo Helminen Sweden Malmö IF
F 40 Mika Nieminen Finland Lukko Rauma
F 42 Mikko Mäkelä Finland TPS

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Men's individual

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Best two out of three jumps.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Points Rank Start at Time Rank
Sami Kallunki Individual 177.5 42 +5:40.0 50:29.7 28
Pasi Saapunki 191.1 34 +4:09.4 49:03.4 20
Teemu Summanen 208.3 12 +2:14.7 49:59.4 24
Jari Mantila 216.7 5 +1:18.7 DNF

Men's Team

Three participants per team.

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Best two out of three jumps per team member were counted.)
  • 10 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athletes Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Points Rank Start at Time Rank
Pasi Saapunki
Jari Mantila
Teemu Summanen
561.2 7 +6:59.0 1'32:43.3 7

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Ari-Pekka Nikkola Normal hill 76.0 82.6 74.5 80.2 162.8 53
Mika Laitinen 85.5 106.3 85.5 107.3 213.6 5
Risto Laakkonen 85.5 106.8 79.0 93.9 200.7 16
Toni Nieminen 88.0 112.3 84.5 104.7 217.0 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Ari-Pekka Nikkola Large hill 99.0 79.1 94.5 70.3 149.4 30
Risto Laakkonen 102.0 83.8 98.5 80.4 164.2 21
Mika Laitinen 109.5 97.8 85.5 68.2 166.0 19
Toni Nieminen 122.0 118.8 123.0 120.7 239.5 1st, gold medalist(s)
Men's team large hill
Athletes Result
Points 1 Rank
Toni Nieminen
Ari-Pekka Nikkola
Risto Laakkonen
Mika Laitinen
644.4 1st, gold medalist(s)
1 Four teams members performed two jumps each. The best three were counted.

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Harri Ilkka 38.48 26
1000 m Harri Ilkka 1:17.96 34
5000 m Timo Järvinen 7:30.88 32
10,000 m Timo Järvinen 14:50.75 21

References[edit]