Finland at the 1956 Summer Olympics
|Finland at the|
1956 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Finnish Olympic Committee|
|Competitors||64 (63 men and 1 woman) in 14 sports|
|Flag bearer||Eeles Landström (Melbourne)|
Erkki Estola (Stockholm)
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
|Other related appearances|
|1906 Intercalated Games|
- Pentti Linnosvuo — Shooting, Men's Free Pistol
- Rauno Mäkinen — Wrestling, Men's Greco-Roman Featherweight
- Kyösti Lehtonen — Wrestling, Men's Greco-Roman Lightweight
- Olavi Mannonen — Modern Pentathlon, Men's Individual Competition
- Voitto Hellsten — Athletics, Men's 400 metres
- Veikko Karvonen — Athletics, Men's Marathon
- Jorma Valkama — Athletics, Men's Long Jump
- Pentti Hämäläinen — Boxing, Men's Featherweight
- Raimo Heinonen, Onni Lappalainen, Olavi Leimuvirta, Berndt Lindfors, Martti Mansikka, and Kalevi Suoniemi — Gymnastics, Men's Team Combined Exercises
- Wäinö Korhonen — Modern Pentathlon, Men's Individual Competition
- Berndt Katter, Wäinö Korhonen, and Olavi Mannonen — Modern Pentathlon, Men's Team Competition
- Kauko Hänninen, Veli Lehtelä, Matti Niemi, Toimi Pitkänen, and Reino Poutanen — Rowing, Men's Coxed Fours
- Vilho Ylönen — Shooting, Men's Free Rifle, Three Positions
- Erkki Penttilä — Wrestling, Men's Freestyle Featherweight
- Taisto Kangasniemi — Wrestling, Men's Freestyle Heavyweight
- Paul Nyman — 18th place
- Paul Nyman — 1:16.1 (→ 18th place)
- Paul Nyman — 5:23:40 (→ 11th place)
Men's 10m Platform
- Helge Vasenius
- Preliminary Round — 66.63 (→ did not advance, 16th place)
Two fencers, both men, represented Finland in 1956.
Three male pentathletes represented Finland in 1956. Wäinö Korhonen won the bronze and Ole Mannonen won the silver in the individual event. In the team event, the Finnish pentathletes won bronze.
- Ole Mannonen
- Wäinö Korhonen
- Berndt Katter
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