Finland at the 1972 Winter Olympics

Finland competed at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan.

Finland at the
1972 Winter Olympics
Flag of Finland.svg
IOC codeFIN
NOCFinnish Olympic Committee
Websitesport.fi/olympiakomitea (in Finnish and Swedish)
in Sapporo
Competitors50 (43 men, 7 women) in 6 sports
Flag bearersJuha Mieto, cross-country skiing
Medals
Ranked 15th
Gold
0
Silver
4
Bronze
1
Total
5
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Silver Heikki Ikola
Mauri Röppänen
Esko Saira
Juhani Suutarinen
Biathlon Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
  Silver Marjatta Kajosmaa Cross-country skiing Women's 5 km
  Silver Marjatta Kajosmaa
Hilkka Riihivuori
Helena Takalo
Cross-country skiing Women's 3 × 5 km relay
  Silver Rauno Miettinen Nordic combined Men's individual
  Bronze Marjatta Kajosmaa Cross-country skiing Women's 10 km

BiathlonEdit

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Juhani Suutarinen 1'14:25.99 10 1'24:25.99 30
Mauri Röppänen 1'16:45.88 7 1'23:45.88 27
Esko Saira 1'12:34.80 5 1'17:34.80 6
Yrjö Salpakari 1'14:51.43 2 1'16:51.43 5
1 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
Esko Saira
Juhani Suutarinen
Heikki Ikola
Mauri Röppänen
3 1'54:37.25  
2 A penalty loop of 200 metres had to be skied per missed target.

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Manne Liimatainen 48:59.90 35
Juhani Repo 47:56.16 23
Osmo Karjalainen 46:27.51 10
Juha Mieto 46:02.74 4
30 km Osmo Karjalainen DNF
Raimo Lehtinen DNF
Teuvo Hatunen 1'42:27.18 22
Eero Mäntyranta 1'41:40.51 19
50 km Kalevi Oikarainen DNF
Eero Mäntyranta DNF
Teuvo Hatunen 3'00:41.72 32
Hannu Taipale 2'48:24.83 12
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Hannu Taipale
Juha Mieto
Juhani Repo
Osmo Karjalainen
2'07:50.19 5
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Senja Pusula 17:59.93 25
Helena Takalo 17:21.39 9
Hilkka Kuntola 17:11.67 5
Marjatta Kajosmaa 17:05.50  
10 km Marjatta Muttilainen-Olkkonen 36:46.40 22
Hilkka Kuntola 35:36.71 8
Helena Takalo 35:06.34 5
Marjatta Kajosmaa 34:56.45  
Women's 3 × 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Helena Takalo
Hilkka Kuntola
Marjatta Kajosmaa
49:19.37  

Ice hockeyEdit

First RoundEdit

Winners (in bold) entered the Medal Round. Other teams played a consolation round for 7th-11th places.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
  Finland 13–1   Norway

Medal roundEdit

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1   Soviet Union 5 4 0 1 33 13 9
2   United States 5 3 2 0 18 15 6
3   Czechoslovakia 5 3 2 0 26 13 6
4   Sweden 5 2 2 1 17 13 5
5   Finland 5 2 3 0 14 24 4
6   Poland 5 0 5 0 9 39 0

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
Jukka Kuvaja Individual 66.0 71.0 160.2 25 51:17.0 194.185 19 354.385 27
Erkki Kilpinen 73.5 75.5 185.0 9 49:52.6 206.845 4 391.845 4
Rauno Miettinen 77.5 79.0 210.0 2 51:08.2 195.505 15 405.505  

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Esko Rautionaho Normal hill 73.5 100.3 67.0 87.4 187.7 45
Kari Ylianttila 76.0 104.8 73.5 101.8 206.6 25
Rauno Miettinen 75.5 105.5 75.5 106.5 212.0 17
Tauno Käyhkö 76.0 105.8 75.5 106.0 211.8 18
Rauno Miettinen Large hill 83.0 79.7 87.5 91.0 170.7 32
Esko Rautionaho 93.0 95.7 99.0 110.1 205.8 9
Kari Ylianttila 91.5 99.1 92.0 98.3 197.4 13
Tauno Käyhkö 95.0 104.5 100.5 114.7 219.2 4

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Jouko Salakka 42.81 27
Leo Linkovesi 40.14 6
Seppo Hänninen 40.12 5
1500 m Leo Linkovesi 2:16.86 34
Seppo Hänninen 2:14.52 28
Jouko Salakka 2:10.22 17
Kimmo Koskinen 2:08.18 10
5000 m Jouko Salakka 7:57.42 18
Kimmo Koskinen 7:45.15 11
10,000 m Jouko Salakka 16:35.64 19
Kimmo Koskinen 15:38.87 7
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Tuula Vilkas 46.85 24
Arja Kantola 46.12 16
1000 m Arja Kantola 1:35.45 21
Tuula Vilkas 1:33.51 11
1500 m Tuula Vilkas 2:27.09 16
3000 m Arja Kantola 5:30.88 21
Tuula Vilkar 5:05.92 7

ReferencesEdit