Finland at the 2004 Summer Paralympics

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Finland at the
2004 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Finland.svg
IPC code FIN
NPC Finnish Paralympic Committee
Website www.paralympia.fi/en
in Athens
Competitors 54 in 10 sports
Medals
Ranked 33rd
Gold Silver Bronze Total
4 1 3 8
Summer Paralympics appearances

Finland competed at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, Greece. The team included 54 athletes, 31 men and 23 women.[1] Competitors from Finland won 8 medals, including 4 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze to finish 33rd in the medal table.[2]

Medallists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Leo Pekka Tähti Athletics Men's 100m T54
 Gold Leo Pekka Tähti Athletics Men's 200m T54
 Gold Marjaana Vare Athletics Women's javelin throw F42-46
 Gold Minna Leinonen Shooting Mixed air rifle prone SH2
 Silver Rauno Saunavaara Athletics Men's javelin throw F54
 Bronze Markku Niinimaki Athletics Men's shot put F54
 Bronze Tiina Ala Aho Athletics Women's javelin throw F33/34/52/53
 Bronze Jani Kallunki Judo Men's 66kg

Sports[edit]

Archery[edit]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Jean Pierre Antonios Men's individual W1 603 9 N/A  Lehner (SUI)
W 160-155
 Fabry (USA)
L 102-109
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Men's track[edit]

Athlete Class Event Heats Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Leo Pekka Tähti T54 100m 14.03 1 Q 14.30 1 Q 14.19 1st, gold medalist(s)
200m 25.22 1 Q N/A 25.25 1st, gold medalist(s)

Men's field[edit]

Athlete Class Event Final
Result Points Rank
Markku Niinimaki F54 Javelin 24.76 - 4
Shot put 8.88 - 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Rauno Saunavaara F54 Javelin 26.79 - 2nd, silver medalist(s)

Women's field[edit]

Athlete Class Event Final
Result Points Rank
Tiina Ala Aho F32-34/52/53 Shot put 4.88 899 9
F33/34/52/53 Javelin 13.32 1258 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Marjaana Vare F42-46 Javelin 28.79 1037 WR 1st, gold medalist(s)
Shot put 6.24 833 12

Cycling[edit]

Women's road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Merja Hanski
Virve Taljavirta
Women's road race/time trial tandem B1-3 - 7

Women's track[edit]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Rank
Merja Hanski
Virve Taljavirta
Women's 1km time trial tandem B1-3 N/A 1:17.75 8
Women's individual pursuit tandem B1-3 4:01.46 11 Did not advance

Goalball[edit]

The men's goalball team didn't win any medals; they were 5th out of 8 teams.

Players[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Game Match Score Rank
1 Finland vs.  Spain (ESP) 3 - 3 3 Q
2 Finland vs.  South Korea (KOR) 10 - 0
3 Finland vs.  Hungary (HUN) 2 - 1
4 Finland vs.  Lithuania (LTU) 4 - 8
5 Finland vs.  Slovenia (SLO) 1 - 8
Quarter finals Finland vs.  Sweden (SWE) 1 - 5 L
Semi finals Finland vs.  South Korea (KOR) 5 - 3 W
5th/6th classification Finland vs.  Spain (ESP) 4 - 3 5

The women's goalball team didn't win any medals; they lost to Japan in the bronze medal match.

Players[edit]

Women's tournament[edit]

Game Match Score Rank
1 Finland vs.  Canada (CAN) 1 - 3 4 Q
2 Finland vs.  United States (USA) 1 - 3
3 Finland vs.  Japan (JPN) 1 - 2
4 Finland vs.  Netherlands (NED) 8 - 1
5 Finland vs.  Germany (GER) 5 - 1
6 Finland vs.  Brazil (BRA) 10 - 0
7 Finland vs.  Greece (GRE) 4 - 0
Semi finals Finland vs.  Canada (CAN) 0 - 0 L
Bronze medal final Finland vs.  Japan (JPN) 1 - 2 4

Judo[edit]

Men[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage
round 1
Repechage
round 2
Final/
Bronze medal contest
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Jani Kallunki Men's 66kg  Lamri (ALG)
W 1000-0000
 Shabashov (RUS)
L 0002C–0020S
N/A  Kail (GBR)
W 1000-0001
 Lee (TPE)
W 1000-0000 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Men[edit]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Total Rank
Seppo Jolkkonen Men's 10m air pistol SH1 558 9 Did not advance
Mixed 25m pistol SH1 565 4 Q 96.6 661.6 5
Kalevi Kaipainen Mixed 10m air rifle prone SH2 596 16 Did not advance
Mixed 10m air rifle standing SH2 589 17 Did not advance
Veikko Palsamaki Mixed 10m air rifle prone SH1 597 14 Did not advance
Mixed 50m rifle prone SH1 589 5 Q 100.9 689.9 5
Erkki Pekkala Mixed 10m air rifle prone SH1 597 14 Did not advance
Mixed 50m rifle prone SH1 573 27 Did not advance

Women[edit]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Total Rank
Sirkka Liisa Collin Women's 10m air rifle standing SH1 381 10 Did not advance
Minna Leinonen Mixed 10m air rifle prone SH2 600 =WR 1 Q 105.4 705.4 1st, gold medalist(s)

Swimming[edit]

Men[edit]

Athlete Class Event Heats Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Mikka Harju S7 50m freestyle 32.85 13 Did not advance
100m freestyle 1:12.18 10 Did not advance
400m freestyle 5:43.53 11 Did not advance
Pekka Kantola S2 50m freestyle 1:16.88 6 Q 1:15.36 6
100m freestyle 2:43.91 6 Q 2:46.07 7
200m freestyle 5:48.30 7 Q 5:39.52 6
50m backstroke 1:15.45 4 Q 1:14.42 4

Women[edit]

Athlete Class Event Heats Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Reeta Peltola S6 50m freestyle 39.66 5 Q 39.38 4
100m freestyle 1:23.99 2 Q 1:24.38 5
SM6 200m individual medley DNS Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Men[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminaries Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Matti Launonen Men's singles 1  Kang (KOR)
W 3–0
 Zumkehr (SUI)
W 3–2
 Maslup (ARG)
W 3–0
1 Q  Nikelis (GER)
L 1–3
Did not advance
Jari Kurkinen Men's singles 2  Boury (FRA)
W 3-0
 Hajek (AUT)
W 3-0
 Mardani (IRI)
W 3-0
1 Q  Kim (KOR)
L 1-3
Did not advance
Matti Launonen
Jari Kurkinen
Men's teams 1-2  South Korea (KOR)
L 0-3
 Slovakia (SVK)
L 0-3
 Argentina (ARG)
W 3-0
3 Did not advance

Volleyball[edit]

The men's volleyball team didn't win any medals; they were 5th out of 8 teams.

Players[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Game Match Score Rank
1 Finland vs.  Iran (IRI) 0 - 3 3
2 Finland vs.  Germany (GER) 0 - 0
3 Finland vs.  Japan (JPN) 3 - 0
Quarter finals Finland vs.  Egypt (EGY) 1 - 3 L
Semi finals Finland vs.  Greece (GRE) 3 - 0 W
5th/6th classification Finland vs.  United States (USA) 3 - 0 5

The women's volleyball team didn't win any medals; they were 6th out of 6 teams.

Players[edit]

Women's tournament[edit]

Game Match Score Rank
1 Finland vs.  China (CHN) 0 - 3 5
2 Finland vs.  Netherlands (NED) 0 - 3
3 Finland vs.  United States (USA) 2 - 3
4 Finland vs.  Slovenia (SLO) 1 - 3
5 Finland vs.  Ukraine (UKR) 3 - 2
5th/6th classification Finland vs.  Ukraine (UKR) 1 - 3 6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Participation Numbers Athens 2004 Paralympic Games". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Medal Standings Athens 2004 Paralympic Games". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 8 June 2011.