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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
Flag of Finland.svg
IOC codeFIN
NOCFinnish Olympic Committee
Websitesport.fi/olympiakomitea (in Finnish) ‹See Tfd›(in Swedish)
in Munich
Competitors96 (89 men and 7 women) in 16 sports
Flag bearer Ilkka Nummisto
Medals
Ranked 14th
Gold
3
Silver
1
Bronze
4
Total
8
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Contents

MedalistsEdit

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

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

ArcheryEdit

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

Men's Individual Competition:

AthleticsEdit

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

BoxingEdit

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Six cyclists represented Finland in 1972.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Team individual pursuit

DivingEdit

Men's 3m Springboard:

Women's 3m Springboard:

Women's 10m Platform:

FencingEdit

One fencer represented Finland in 1972.

Men's épée

GymnasticsEdit

JudoEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

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)

RowingEdit

Men's Coxed Pairs

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Finland at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-12.