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Finland at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Finland competed at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 69 competitors (67 men and 2 women) took part in 48 events in 11 sports.[1]

Finland at the
1928 Summer Olympics
Flag of Finland.svg
IOC codeFIN
NOCFinnish Olympic Committee
Websitesport.fi/olympiakomitea (in Finnish) (in Swedish)
in Amsterdam
Competitors69 (67 men, 2 women) in 11 sports
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold
8
Silver
8
Bronze
9
Total
25
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Contents

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Harri Larva Athletics Men's 1500 m 2 August
  Gold Ville Ritola Athletics Men's 5000 m 3 August
  Gold Paavo Nurmi Athletics Men's 10,000 m 29 July
  Gold Toivo Loukola Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase 4 August
  Gold Paavo Yrjölä Athletics Men's decathlon 5 August
  Gold Kaarlo Mäkinen Wrestling Men's freestyle bantamweight 1 August
  Gold Arvo Haavisto Wrestling Men's freestyle welterweight 1 August
  Gold Väinö Kokkinen Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman middleweight 5 August
  Silver Paavo Nurmi Athletics Men's 5000 m 3 August
Men's 3000 m steeplechase 4 August
  Silver Ville Ritola Athletics Men's 10,000 m 29 July
  Silver Antero Kivi Athletics Men's discus throw 1 August
  Silver Akilles Järvinen Athletics Men's decathlon 5 August
  Silver Kustaa Pihlajamäki Wrestling Men's freestyle featherweight August 1
  Silver Aukusti Sihvola Wrestling Men's freestyle heavyweight 1 August
  Silver Hjalmar Nyström Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman heavyweight 5 August
  Bronze Eino Purje Athletics Men's 1500 m 2 August
  Bronze Ove Andersen Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase 4 August
  Bronze Martti Marttelin Athletics Men's marathon 5 August
  Bronze Vilho Tuulos Athletics Men's triple jump 2 August
  Bronze Heikki Savolainen Gymnastics Men's pommel horse 8 August
  Bronze Bertel Broman Sailing 12 foot dinghy 9 August
  Bronze Eino Leino Wrestling Men's freestyle lightweight 1 August
  Bronze Edvard Westerlund Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman lightweight 5 August
  Bronze Onni Pellinen Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman light heavyweight 5 August

AthleticsEdit

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Risto Mattila 100 metres 11.3 4 Did Not Advance
Armas Kinnunen 1500 metres 4:01.5 3 N/A Did Not Advance
5000 metres N/A 15:10.8 2 15:02.0 6
Eino Purje 1500 metres 4:00.8 1 N/A 3:56.4  
5000 metres N/A 15:03.6 3 DNF
Harri Larva 1500 metres 4:02.0 2 N/A 3:53.2    
Leo Helgas 4:06.0 4 N/A Did Not Advance
Paavo Nurmi 5000 metres N/A 15:08.0 4 14:40.0  
10,000 metres N/A 30:18.8    
3000 metres steeplechase 9:58.8 1 N/A 9:31.2  
Ville Ritola 10,000 metres N/A 30:19.4  
5000 metres N/A 15:10.8 2 14:38.0  
3000 metres steeplechase 9:46.6 1 N/A DNF
Kalle Matilainen 10,000 metres N/A 31:45.0 8
Toivo Loukola N/A 31:39.0 7
3000 metres steeplechase 9:37.6 1 N/A 9:21.8    
Ove Andersen 2 N/A 9:35.6  
Bengt Sjöstedt 110 metres hurdles 15.0 2 N/A 15.1 4 Did Not Advance
Juka Matilainen 400 metres hurdles 56.7 3 N/A Did Not Advance
Errka Wilén 56.5 2 N/A 54.5 5 Did Not Advance
Martti Marttelin marathon N/A 2:35:02  
Yrjö Korholin-Koski N/A 2:36:40 7
Verner Laaksonen N/A 2:41:35 12
Eino Rastas N/A 2:43:08 14
Väinö Sipilä N/A 2:43:08 14
Ilmari Kuokka N/A 2:46:34 24
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Toimi Tulikoura long jump 6.91 18 Did Not Advance
Ville Tuulos long jump 7.11 11 Did Not Advance
Ville Tuulos triple jump 14.73 4 15.11  
Toimi Tulikoura triple jump 14.70 5 14.70 5
Erkki Järvinen triple jump 14.65 6 14.65 6
Väinö Rainio triple jump 14.41 8 Did Not Advance
Paavo Yrjölä high jump 1.77 19 Did Not Advance
Armas Wahlstedt high jump No height - Did Not Advance
Armas Wahlstedt shot put 14.69 5 14.69 5
Paavo Yrjölä shot put 14.01 9 Did Not Advance
Antero Kivi discus throw 45.79 3 47.23  
Eino Kenttä discus throw 44.17 6 44.17 6
Heikki Taskinen discus throw 43.00 11 Did Not Advance
Vilho Rinne javelin throw 58.04 15 Did Not Advance
Albert Lamppu javelin throw 61.45 9 Did Not Advance
Paavo Liettu javelin throw 63.86 4 63.86 4
Eino Penttilä javelin throw 63.20 6 63.20 6
Erik Eriksson hammer throw 46.22 9 Did Not Advance
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Akilles Järvinen Result 11.2 6.87 13.64 1.75 51.4 15.6 36.95 3.30 55.58 4:52.4 -  
Points 857.2 821.15 830 748 879.68 943 686.12 649 850.95 666.4 7,931.500
Adjusted Points 765 783 706 585 745 751 604 431 672 604 6645
Paavo Yrjölä Result 11.8 6.72 14.11 1.87 53.2 16.6 42.09 3.30 55.70 4:44.0 -    
Points 714.4 784.40 877 916 812 848 881.44 649 854.25 716.8 8,053.290
Adjusted Points 643 748 735 687 667 641 707 431 673 655 6587
Armas Wahlstedt Result 11.8 5.86 DNF
Points 714.4 573.70
Adjusted Points 643 556
Martti Tolamo Result 12.0 6.69 11.31 1.70 52.4 18.0 32.88 3.10 45.79 4:44.8 - 16
Points 666.8 777.05 597 678 842.08 715 531.46 541 581.725 712.0 6,642.115
Adjusted Points 605 741 565 544 701 501 521 381 527 650 5736

BoxingEdit

CyclingEdit

One male cyclist represented Finland in 1928.

Individual road race

DivingEdit

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

GymnasticsEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three pentathletes, all men, represented Finland in 1928.

SailingEdit

SwimmingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Finland at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 25 April 2010.

External linksEdit