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Finland at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Finland competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden (equestrian events). 64 competitors, 63 men and 1 woman, took part in 62 events in 14 sports.[1]

Finland at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of Finland.svg
IOC codeFIN
NOCFinnish Olympic Committee
Websitesport.fi/olympiakomitea (in Finnish) (in Swedish)
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors64 (63 men and 1 woman) in 14 sports
Flag bearerEeles Landström (Melbourne)
Erkki Estola (Stockholm)
Medals
Ranked 13th
Gold
3
Silver
1
Bronze
11
Total
15
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

AthleticsEdit

Men's Marathon

BoxingEdit

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Sprint
Time trial
Individual road race

DivingEdit

Men's 10m Platform

  • Helge Vasenius
    • Preliminary Round — 66.63 (→ did not advance, 16th place)

FencingEdit

Two fencers, both men, represented Finland in 1956.

Men's épée

GymnasticsEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

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.

Individual
Team
  • Ole Mannonen
  • Wäinö Korhonen
  • Berndt Katter

RowingEdit

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Finland at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Finland Rowing at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 28 February 2018.

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