Finland at the 1960 Winter Olympics

Finland competed at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California, United States.

Finland at the
1960 Winter Olympics
Flag of Finland.svg
IOC codeFIN
NOCFinnish Olympic Committee
Websitesport.fi/olympiakomitea (in Finnish and Swedish)
in Squaw Valley
Competitors48 (42 men, 6 women) in 6 sports
Flag bearerPaavo Korhonen, Nordic Combined
Medals
Ranked 6th
Gold
2
Silver
3
Bronze
3
Total
8
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Kalevi Hämäläinen Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km
  Gold Toimi Alatalo
Veikko Hakulinen
Väinö Huhtala
Eero Mäntyranta
Cross-country skiing Men's 4 × 10 km relay
  Silver Antti Tyrväinen Biathlon Men's 20 km
  Silver Veikko Hakulinen Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km
  Silver Niilo Halonen Ski jumping Men's normal hill (K90 individual 70m)
  Bronze Veikko Hakulinen Cross-country skiing Men's 15 km
  Bronze Toini Pöysti
Siiri Rantanen
Eeva Ruoppa
Cross-country skiing Women's 3 x 5 km relay
  Bronze Eevi Huttunen Speed skating Women's 3000m

BiathlonEdit

Men
Event Athlete Time Missed targets Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Pentti Taskinen 1'36:29.7 7 1'50:29.7 18
Eero Laine 1'33:28.3 7 1'47:28.3 15
Martti Meinilä 1'29:17.0 5 1'39:17.0 8
Antti Tyrväinen 1'29:57.7 2 1'33:57.7  
1 Two minutes added per missed target.

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Toimi Alatalo 54:52.7 23
Väinö Huhtala 53:11.5 13
Eero Mäntyranta 52:40.6 6
Veikko Hakulinen 52:03.0  
30 km Arto Tiainen 1'58:56.6 18
Kalevi Hämäläinen 1'56:54.4 12
Toimi Alatalo 1'54:06.5 7
Veikko Hakulinen 1'54:02.0 6
50 km Veikko Räsänen 3'06:04.4 8
Pentti Pelkonen 3'05:24.5 6
Veikko Hakulinen 2'59:26.7  
Kalevi Hämäläinen 2'59:06.3  
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Toimi Alatalo
Eero Mäntyranta
Väinö Huhtala
Veikko Hakulinen
2'18:45.6  
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
10 km Eva Hög 44:05.0 17
Siiri Rantanen 42:52.7 15
Eeva Ruoppa 42:12.8 11
Toini Pöysti 40:41.9 6
Women's 3 x 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Siiri Rantanen
Eeva Ruoppa
Toini Pöysti
1'06:27.5  

Ice hockeyEdit

Group BEdit

Top two teams (shaded ones) from each group advanced to the final round and played for 1st-6th places, other teams played in the consolation round.

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1   Soviet Union 2 2 0 0 16 4 4
2   Germany 2 1 1 0 4 9 2
3   Finland 2 0 2 0 5 12 0
  • USSR 8-4 Finland
  • Germany (UTG) 4-1 Finland

Consolation roundEdit

Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
  Finland 7th 4 3 0 1 50 11 7
  Japan 4 2 1 1 32 22 5
  Australia 4 0 4 0 8 57 0
  • Finland 14-1 Australia
  • Finland 6-6 Japan
  • Finland 19-2 Australia
  • Finland 11-2 Japan
Contestants
Yrjö Hakala
Raimo Kilpiö
Erkki Koiso
Juhani Lahtinen
Matti Lampainen
Esko Luostarinen
Esko Niemi
Pertti Nieminen
Kalevi Numminen
Heino Pulli
Kalevi Rassa
Teppo Rastio
Jorma Salmi
Jouni Seistamo
Voitto Soini
Seppo Vainio
Juhani Wahlsten

Nordic combinedEdit

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Martti Maatela Individual 56.0 64.5 202.0 17 1'06:13.5 210.000 24 412.000 23
Pekka Ristola 62.0 63.5 214.0 6 59:32.8 235.871 6 449.871 4
Ensio Hyytiä 63.5 63.0 212.5 9 1'08:14.0 202.258 29 414.758 22
Paavo Korhonen 62.5 62.0 197.5 24 59:08.0 237.484 3 434.984 9

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Veikko Kankkonen Normal hill 86.5 fall 72.0 44 75.0 96.0 32 168.0 40
Eino Kirjonen 85.5 104.2 12 79.5 101.6 21 205.8 17
Juhani Kärkinen 87.5 108.3 4 82.0 103.1 14 211.4 8
Niilo Halonen 92.5 111.3 2 83.5 111.3 3 222.6  

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Jouko Jokinen 45.1 42
Leo Tynkkynen 42.1 19
Juhani Järvinen 41.8 16
Toivo Salonen 40.9 7
1500 m Keijo Tapiovaara 2:19.2 23
Toivo Salonen 2:13.1 7
Juhani Järvinen 2:13.1 5
Jouko Jokinen 2:12.0 4
5000 m Leo Tynkkynen 8:24.3 21
Juhani Järvinen 8:19.2 15
Keijo Tapiovaara 8:09.1 7
10,000 m Leo Tynkkynen 17:33.6 24
Keijo Tapiovaara 16:37.2 9
Juhani Järvinen 16:35.4 8
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Eevi Huttunen 48.6 14
Iris Sihvonen 48.1 11
1000 m Iris Sihvonen 1:37.3 10
Eevi Huttunen 1:37.2 9
1500 m Eevi Huttunen 2:35.1 14
Iris Sihvonen 2:29.7 6
3000 m Iris Sihvonen 5:35.2 12
Eevi Huttunen 5:21.0  

ReferencesEdit