Finland at the 1924 Winter Olympics

Finland competed at the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France. Finnish athletes won a total of 11 medals. The majority of these were awarded in speed skating, to Clas Thunberg and Julius Skutnabb.

Finland at the
1924 Winter Olympics
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IOC codeFIN
NOCFinnish Olympic Committee
Websitesport.fi/olympiakomitea (in Finnish and Swedish)
in Chamonix
Competitors17 (16 men, 1 woman) in 6 sports
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
4
Silver
4
Bronze
3
Total
11
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

The following Finnish competitors won medals at the Games. In the 'by discipline' sections below, medallists' names are in bold.

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Clas Thunberg Speed skating Men's 1500 m
  Gold Clas Thunberg Speed skating Men's 5000 m
  Gold Julius Skutnabb Speed skating Men's 10,000 m
  Gold Clas Thunberg Speed skating Men's all-round
  Silver Ludowika Jakobsson
Walter Jakobsson
Figure skating Pairs
  Silver Väinö Bremer
August Eskelinen
Heikki Hirvonen
Martti Lappalainen
Military patrol Men's event
  Silver Julius Skutnabb Speed skating Men's 5000 m
  Silver Clas Thunberg Speed skating Men's 10.000 m
  Bronze Tapani Niku Cross-country skiing Men's 18 km
  Bronze Clas Thunberg Speed skating Men's 500 m
  Bronze Julius Skutnabb Speed skating Men's all-round

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Anton Collin 1'33:54.6 16
Matti Ritola 1'25:13.0 11
Matti Raivio 1'19:10.4 7
Tapani Niku 1'16:26.0  
50 km Anton Collin DNF
Erkki Kämäräinen DNF
Tapani Niku DNF
Matti Raivio 4'06:50 7

Figure skatingEdit

Pairs
Athletes Points Score Final rank
Ludowika Jakobsson
Walter Jakobsson
18.5 10.25  

Military patrolEdit

Athletes Time Shots on target Final Time (-30s./hit) Rank
August Eskelinen
Heikki Hirvonen
Martti Lappalainen
Väinö Bremer
4'05:40 11 4'00:10  

Nordic combinedEdit

Events:

  • 18 km cross-country skiing
  • normal hill ski jumping

The cross-country skiing part of this event was combined with the main medal event of cross-country skiing. Those results can be found above in this article in the cross-country skiing section. Some athletes (but not all) entered in both the cross-country skiing and Nordic combined event, their time on the 18 km was used for both events. One would expect that athletes competing at the Nordic combined event, would participate in the cross-country skiing event as well, as they would have the opportunity to win more than one medal. This was not always the case due to the maximum number of athletes (here: 4) could represent a country per event.

The ski jumping (normal hill) event was held separate from the main medal event of ski jumping, results can be found in the table below.

Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Total points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Verner Eklöf Individual 37.0 37.0 14.916 11 1'34.11 10.250 11 12.583 9
Sulo Jääskeläinen 41.5 41.0 16.604 6 1'42.30 6.125 19 11.365 16

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Total Rank
Tuure Nieminen Normal hill 42.5 16.192 14 41.0 16.333 16.263 13
Sulo Jääskeläinen 42.5 16.543 10 42.5 16.293 16.418 11

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Julius Skutnabb 46.4 10
Asser Wallenius 45.0 5
Clas Thunberg 44.8  
1500 m Asser Wallenius DNF
Julius Skutnabb 2:26.6 4
Clas Thunberg 2:20.8  
5000 m Asser Wallenius 9:12.8 10
Julius Skutnabb 8:48.4  
Clas Thunberg 8:39.0  
10,000 m Asser Wallenius 19:03.8 10
Clas Thunberg 18:07.8  
Julius Skutnabb 18:04.8  

All-round
Distances: 500 m; 1000 m; 5000 m & 10,000 m.

Athlete Until distance 1 Until distance 2 Until distance 3 Total
Points Score rank Points Score rank Points Score rank Points Score rank
Asser Wallenius 15 54.80 15 25 118.78 13 35 177.11 12 DNF
Julius Skutnabb 6 46.40 6 7 99.24 3 11 148.11 3 11 202.35  
Clas Thunberg 1 44.80 1 2.5 96.70 1 3.5 143.63 1 5.5 198.02  

ReferencesEdit

  • (ed.) M. Avé, Comité Olympique Français. Les Jeux de la VIIIe Olympiade Paris 1924 - Rapport Officiel (PDF) (in French). Paris: Librairie de France. Retrieved 2008-01-31.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  • Olympic Winter Games 1924, full results by sports-reference.com