Finland at the 1948 Winter Olympics

Finland competed at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Finland at the
1948 Winter Olympics
Flag of Finland.svg
IOC codeFIN
NOCFinnish Olympic Committee
Websitesport.fi/olympiakomitea (in Finnish and Swedish)
in St. Moritz
Competitors24 (men) in 5 sports
Flag bearerPekka Vanninen
Medals
Ranked 8th
Gold
1
Silver
3
Bronze
2
Total
6
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Heikki Hasu Nordic Combined Men's individual
  Silver August Kiuru
Teuvo Laukkanen
Sauli Rytky
Lauri Silvennoinen
Cross-country skiing Men's 4 x 10 km relay
  Silver Martti Huhtala Nordic combined Men's individual
  Silver Lassi Parkkinen Speed skating Men's 10,000m
  Bronze Benjamin Vanninen Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km
  Bronze Pentti Lammio Speed skating Men's 10,000m

Alpine skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Aimo Vartiainen Downhill 3:36.4 53
Pentti Alonen 3:22.3 39
Pentti Alonen Slalom 1:18.1 26 1:17.7 36 2:35.8 32
Aimo Vartiainen 1:14.0 20 1:11.0 26 2:25.0 21

Men's combined

The downhill part of this event was held along with the main medal event of downhill skiing. For athletes competing in both events, the same time was used (see table above for the results). The slalom part of the event was held separate from the main medal event of slalom skiing (included in table below).

Athlete Slalom Total (downhill + slalom)
Time 1 Time 2 Rank Points Rank
Aimo Vartiainen DSQ
Pentti Alonen 1:29.0 1:11.2 26 26.38 28

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Pauli Salonen 1'22:28 24
Olavi Sihvonen 1'22:26 23
Eero Rautiola 1'20:18 12
Martti Huhtala 1'19:28 10
Teuvo Laukkanen 1'18:51 8
August Kiuru 1'18:25 7
Sauli Rytky 1'18:10 6
Heikki Hasu 1'16:43 4
50 km Martti Sipilä DNF
Pekka Kuvaja 4'10:02 7
Pekka Vanninen 3'57:58 4
Benjamin Vanninen 3'57:28  
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Lauri Silvennoinen
Teuvo Laukkanen
Sauli Rytky
August Kiuru
2'41:06  

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, meaning that athletes competing here were skiing for two disciplines at the same time. Details can be found above in this article, in the cross-country skiing section.

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. Athletes would perform three jumps, of which the two best jumps (distance and form) were counted.

Athlete Event Cross-country Ski Jumping Total
Points Rank Distance 1 Distance 2 Distance 3 Points Rank Points Rank
Pauli Salonen Individual 207.00 9 63.0 62.0 (fall) 60.5 206.3 10 413.30 7
Olavi Sihvonen 207.00 8 60.0 65.0 60.0 209.2 7 416.20 5
Martti Huhtala 224.15 2 62.0 61.0 61.5 209.5 6 433.65  
Heikki Hasu 240.00 1 57.0 61.5 64.0 208.8 8 448.80  

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Distance 1 Distance 2 Total points Rank
Erkki Rajala Normal hill DNF DNF
Leo Laakso 66.0 69.5 221.7 6
Aatto Pietikäinen 69.0 68.0 215.4 8
Matti Pietikäinen 69.5 69.0 224.6 4

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Kalevi Laitinen 45.3 17
Lassi Parkkinen 45.2 16
Antero Ojala 44.8 14
Keijo Lehdikkö 44.7 13
1500 m Pentti Lammio 2:23.9 21
Antero Ojala 2:21.4 12
Kalevi Laitinen 2:20.3 7
Lassi Parkkinen 2:19.6 4
5000 m Antero Ojala 9:06.2 26
Kalevi Laitinen 8:53.0 15
Lassi Parkkinen 8:45.0 9
Pentti Lammio 8:40.7 8
10,000 m Kalevi Laitinen DNF
Pentti Lammio 17:42.7  
Lassi Parkkinen 17:36.0  

ReferencesEdit

  • Comité Olympique Suisse (January 1951). Rapport Général sur les Ves Jeux Olympiques d'hiver St-Moritz 1948 (PDF) (in French). Lausanne: H. Jaunin. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  • Olympic Winter Games 1948, full results by sports-reference.com