Finland at the 1988 Winter Olympics

Finland competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Finland at the
1988 Winter Olympics
Flag of Finland.svg
IOC codeFIN
NOCFinnish Olympic Committee
Websitesport.fi/olympiakomitea (in Finnish and Swedish)
in Calgary
Competitors53 (46 men, 7 women) in 7 sports
Flag bearer Pertti Niittylä (speed skating)
Medals
Ranked 4th
Gold
4
Silver
1
Bronze
2
Total
7
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Marjo Matikainen Cross-country skiing Women's 5 km classical
  Gold Matti Nykänen Ski jumping Men's normal hill (K90 individual 70m)
  Gold Matti Nykänen Ski jumping Men's large hill (K120 individual 90m)
  Gold Ari-Pekka Nikkola
Matti Nykänen
Jari Puikkonen
Tuomo Ylipulli
Ski jumping Men's team large hill (K120 individual 90m)
  Silver Finland men's national ice hockey team
Ice hockey Men's competition
  Bronze Marjo Matikainen Cross-country skiing Women's 10 km classical
  Bronze Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi
Marjo Matikainen
Pirkko Määttä
Jaana Savolainen
Cross-country skiing Women's 4 × 5 km relay

Alpine skiingEdit

Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Nina Ehrnrooth Giant Slalom DNF DNF
Nina Ehrnrooth Slalom DNF DNF

BiathlonEdit

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km Sprint Antero Lähde 3 27:59.9 42
Juha Tella 3 27:58.3 41
Harri Eloranta 3 27:15.2 25
Tapio Piipponen 1 26:02.2 7
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 2 Rank
20 km Arto Jääskeläinen 58:29.5 11 1'09:29.5 58
Harri Eloranta 58:10.6 7 1'05:10.6 50
Juha Tella 57:39.0 6 1'03:39.0 38
Tapio Piipponen 55:18.3 3 58:18.3 8
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Juha Tella
Antero Lähde
Arto Jääskeläinen
Tapio Piipponen
5 1'30:54.4 12
1 A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2 One minute added per missed target.

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km
C
Jari Räsänen 45:04.5 30
Jari Laukkanen 44:22.0 25
Aki Karvonen 43:54.5 20
Harri Kirvesniemi 42:42.8 8
30 km
C
Jari Laukkanen 1'35:51.6 52
Kari Ristanen 1'31:05.2 27
Aki Karvonen 1'29:49.5 19
Harri Kirvesniemi 1'26:59.6 9
50 km
F
Antti Ticklén 2'18:41.8 45
Heikki Kivikko 2'12:27.1 29
Harri Kirvesniemi 2'11:41.8 22
Kari Ristanen 2'08:08.1 7
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Jari Laukkanen
Harri Kirvesniemi
Jari Räsänen
Kari Ristanen
1'48:24.0 8
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km
C
Pirkko Määttä 15:51.8 16
Tuulikki Pyykkönen 15:38.1 12
Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi 15:16.7 5
Marjo Matikainen 15:04.0  
10 km
C
Tuulikki Pyykkönen 32:37.7 29
Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi 30:57.0 9
Pirkko Määttä 30:52.4 7
Marjo Matikainen 30:20.5  
20 km
F
Eija Hyytiäinen 1'02:06.9 32
Jaana Savolainen 1'01:26.8 28
Marjo Matikainen 58:50.7 12
Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi 58:45.6 11
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Women's 4 × 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Pirkko Määttä
Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi
Marjo Matikainen
Jaana Savolainen
1'01:53.8  

Ice hockeyEdit

Group AEdit

Top three teams (shaded ones) entered the medal round.

Pld W L T GF GA Pts
  Finland 5 3 1 1 22 8 7
  Sweden 5 2 0 3 23 10 7
  Canada 5 3 1 1 17 12 7
   Switzerland 5 3 2 0 19 10 6
  Poland 5 1 3 1 9 13 3
  France 5 0 5 0 10 47 0
  • Switzerland 2-1 Finland
  • Finland 10-1 France
  • Finland 3-1 Canada
  • Finland 3-3 Sweden
  • Finland 5-1 Poland

Medal roundEdit

The top three teams from each group play the top three teams from the other group once. Points from previous games against their own group carry over.

Pld W L T GF GA Pts
  Soviet Union 5 4 1 0 25 7 8
  Finland   5 3 1 1 18 10 7
  Sweden 5 2 1 2 15 16 6
  Canada 5 2 2 1 17 14 5
  West Germany 5 1 4 0 8 26 2
  Czechoslovakia 5 1 4 0 12 22 2
  • Finland 8-0 West Germany
  • Czechoslovakia 5-2 Finland
  • Finland 2-1 Soviet Union

Leading scorersEdit

Rk GP G A Pts PIM
7th Erkki Lehtonen 8 4 6 10 2

Team rosterEdit

Pos. No. Name 1987–88 team
G 1 Sakari Lindfors   HIFK
G 19 Jarmo Myllys   Rauman Lukko
G 30 Jukka Tammi   Tampereen Ilves
D 2 Teppo Numminen   Tampereen Tappara
D 3 Timo Blomqvist   MODO Hockey
D 4 Jyrki Lumme   Tampereen Ilves
D 6 Arto Ruotanen   HV71
D 7 Simo Saarinen   HIFK
D 9 Kari Eloranta   HC Lugano
D 16 Jukka Virtanen   TPS
D 29 Reijo Ruotsalainen   HV71
F 10 Timo Susi   Tampereen Tappara
F 11 Kai Suikkanen   Oulun Kärpät
F 13 Jari Torkki   Rauman Lukko
F 14 Raimo Helminen   Tampereen Ilves
F 15 Iiro Järvi   HIFK
F 17 Erkki Laine   Färjestad BK
F 18 Pekka Tuomisto   HIFK
F 20 Janne Ojanen   Tampereen Tappara
F 21 Erkki Lehtonen   Tampereen Tappara
F 24 Reijo Mikkolainen   Tampereen Tappara
F 26 Esa Keskinen   TPS
F 27 Kari Laitinen   HIFK

Nordic combinedEdit

Men's individual

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Best two out of three jumps.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Points Rank Start at Time Points Rank
Pasi Saapunki Individual 193.3 28 3:54.7 42:44.1 402.740 15
Jukka Ylipulli 196.7 24 3:32.0 42:55.6 401.010 16
Jouko Parviainen 198.9 20 3:17.4 44:59.6 382.420 33
Sami Leinonen 202.4 18 2:54.0 42:58.4 400.590 17

Men's Team

Three participants per team.

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps per team member per round, best two rounds counted.)
  • 10 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athletes Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Points Rank Start at Time Rank
Pasi Saapunki
Jouko Parviainen
Jukka Ylipulli
561.3 7 5:42.5 1'25:38.3 7

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Risto Laakkonen Normal hill 81.0 97.2 76.5 86.0 183.2 23
Ari-Pekka Nikkola 83.5 100.2 79.0 90.5 190.7 15
Jari Puikkonen 84.0 105.5 80.0 93.6 199.1 7
Matti Nykänen 89.5 114.8 89.5 114.3 229.1  
Pekka Suorsa Large hill 99.5 83.7 97.0 79.7 163.4 38
Ari-Pekka Nikkola 106.0 97.3 102.0 91.7 189.0 16
Jari Puikkonen 106.0 99.3 103.5 95.3 194.6 11
Matti Nykänen 118.5 120.8 107.0 103.2 224.0  
Men's team large hill
Athletes Result
Points 1 Rank
Matti Nykänen
Ari-Pekka Nikkola
Tuomo Ylipulli
Jari Puikkonen
634.4  
1 Four teams members performed two jumps each. The best three were counted.

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
1500 m Pertti Niittylä 1:56.48 25
5000 m Timo Järvinen 6:56.68 18
Pertti Niittylä 6:55.18 16
10,000 m Timo Järvinen 14:27.69 17
Pertti Niittylä 14:26.57 15

ReferencesEdit