Finland at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

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Finland at the
2008 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Finland.svg
IPC code FIN
NPC Finnish Paralympic Committee
Website www.paralympia.fi/en
in Beijing
Competitors 30 in 13 sports
Medals
Ranked 40th
Gold
2
Silver
2
Bronze
2
Total
6
Summer Paralympics appearances

Finland competed at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing. Athletes were selected by the Finnish Paralympic Committee on July 2, 2008.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Markku Niinimäki Athletics Men's javelin throw F53/54
 Gold Leo-Pekka Tähti Athletics Men's 100 metres T54
 Silver Markku Niinimäki Athletics Men's hot put F53–54
 Silver Jarmo Ollanketo Cycling Men's road race B&VI 1–3
 Bronze Jani Kallunki Judo Men's 66kgX1
 Bronze Leo-Pekka Tähti Athletics Men's 200 metres T54

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
Keijo Kallunki Men's individual compound 675 11 Bye  Bailey (USA)
L 110-115
Did not advance
Jean-Pierre Antonios Men's individual compound standing 606 8 N/A  Lehner (SUI)
L 89-94
Did not advance
Osmo Kinnunen 627 4 N/A Bye  Murphy (CAN)
W 111-97
 Drahoninsky (CZE)
L 97-99
 Fabry (USA)
L 101-111
4

Athletics[edit]

Men

Women

Boccia[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminaries Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opponent Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Leena Sarela Mixed individual BC1  Fernandes (POR) L 3-4 5 Did not advance
 Vaquerizo (ESP) L 2-3
 Zhang Q (CHN) L 2-3
 Leung M Y (HKG) L 2-3
Vesa Koivuniemi Mixed individual BC2  Cordero (ESP) L 0-15 4 Did not advance
 Yan Z (CHN) L 1-8
 McLeod (CAN) L 2-9
Timo Ollikka  Uchida (JPN) L 0-6 3 Did not advance
 Dukovich (CAN) L 1-4
 Robinson (GBR) W 5-2
Vesa Koivuniemi
Timo Ollikka
Leena Sarela
Mixed team BC1-2  Spain (ESP) L 1-16 3 Did not advance
 Ireland (IRL) L 3-7

Cycling[edit]

Men

Equestrian[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Total
Score Rank
Katja Karjalainen Callan Mixed individual championship test grade Ib 65.714 4
Mixed individual freestyle test grade Ib 64.999 7

Goalball[edit]

The men's team didn't win any medals; they were 7th out of 12 teams.

Players[edit]

Tournament[edit]

Finland  2 - 7  Slovenia
Lithuania  15 - 5  Finland
Finland  4 - 11  Denmark
Belgium  5 - 8  Finland
Finland  7 - 3  Spain
Quarterfinals
China  7 - 6  Finland
5-8th classification
Finland  5 - 6  Canada
7/8th classification
Slovenia  5 - 6  Finland

Judo[edit]

Athlete Event First Round 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  Villemont (FRA)
W 1010–0000
 Fujimoto (JPN)
L 0000-0101
N/A Bye  Falcon (VEN)
W 1000-0000
 Golmohammadi (IRI)
W 1000-0000 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Rauno Peltoniemi Men's 73kg  Pourabbas (IRI)
L 0000-1011
Did not advance

Powerlifting[edit]

Men

Sailing[edit]

Finland received one national entry to the 2008 Summer Paralympics sailing events:[2]

Men

Shooting[edit]

Men

Women

Swimming[edit]

Athlete Class Event Heats Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Antti Latikka S13 100m backstroke 1:08.43 8 Q 1:08.07 7

Table tennis[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminaries Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Esa Miettinen Men's singles C9-10  Leibovitz (USA)
W 3–1
 Heijnen (NED)
W 3–0
1 Q  Ma L (CHN)
L 0–3
Did not advance

Wheelchair tennis[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Taneli Tenhunen Men's singles  Okur (TUR)
W 7–5, 6–3
 Olsson (SWE)
L 1-6, 1-6
Did not advance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peking 2008 paralympialaiset - Suomen joukkue" (Finnish), Finnish Paralympic Committee, August 19, 2008
  2. ^ "National Line Up For 2008 Paralympic Sailing Competition", International Association for Disabled Sailing, July 16, 2008

External links[edit]