Finland at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Finland competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 96 competitors, 89 men and 7 women, took part in 75 events in 16 sports.[1]

Finland at the
1972 Summer Olympics
NOCFinnish Olympic Committee (in Finnish and Swedish)
in Munich, West Germany
 August 26-September 10, 1972
Competitors96 (89 men and 7 women) in 16 sports
Flag bearer Ilkka Nummisto
Ranked 14th
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Medalists edit

Finland finished in 14th position in the final medal rankings, with three gold medals and eight medals overall.

Gold edit

Silver edit

Bronze edit

Archery edit

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Finland entered three men. They won a bronze medal.

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics edit

Pekka Vasala was Men's 1500 metres winner
Lasse Virén when he fell during the 10,000 meters competition

Men's 100 metres

Men's 1500 metres

  • Pekka Vasala
    • Heat — 3:40.9
    • Semifinals — 3:37.9
    • Final — 3:36.3 (→   Gold Medal)
  • Pekka Päivärinta
    • Heat — 3:40.9
    • Semifinals — 3:45.1 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5000 metres

Men's 4 × 100 m Relay

Boxing edit

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

Canoeing edit

Cycling edit

Six cyclists represented Finland in 1972.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Team individual pursuit

Diving edit

Men's 3m Springboard:

Women's 3m Springboard:

Women's 10m Platform:

Fencing edit

One fencer represented Finland in 1972.

Men's épée

Gymnastics edit

Judo edit

Modern pentathlon edit

Three male pentathletes represented Finland in 1972, with them winning bronze in the team event.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Hurme, Salminen, and Ketelä — 14812 points (→   Bronze Medal)

Rowing edit

Men's Coxed Pairs

Sailing edit

Shooting edit

Ten male shooters represented Finland in 1972.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone
50 m running target

Swimming edit

Weightlifting edit

Wrestling edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Finland at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2011-02-12.