Finland at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

Finland competed at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing. Athletes were selected by the Finnish Paralympic Committee on July 2, 2008.[1]

Finland at the
2008 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Finland.svg
IPC codeFIN
NPCFinnish Paralympic Committee
Websitewww.paralympia.fi/en
in Beijing
Competitors30 in 13 sports
Medals
Ranked 40th
Gold
2
Silver
2
Bronze
2
Total
6
Summer Paralympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Markku Niinimäki Athletics Men's javelin throw F53/54
  Gold Leo-Pekka Tähti Athletics Men's 100 metres T54
  Silver Markku Niinimäki Athletics Men's hot put F53–54
  Silver Jarmo Ollanketo Cycling Men's road race B&VI 1–3
  Bronze Jani Kallunki Judo Men's 66kgX1
  Bronze Leo-Pekka Tähti Athletics Men's 200 metres T54

SportsEdit

ArcheryEdit

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Score Seed Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Rank
Keijo Kallunki Men's individual compound 675 11 Bye   Bailey (USA)
L 110-115
Did not advance
Jean-Pierre Antonios Men's individual compound standing 606 8 N/A   Lehner (SUI)
L 89-94
Did not advance
Osmo Kinnunen 627 4 N/A Bye   Murphy (CAN)
W 111-97
  Drahoninsky (CZE)
L 97-99
  Fabry (USA)
L 101-111
4

AthleticsEdit

Men's trackEdit

Athlete Class Event Heats Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Leo-Pekka Tähti T54 100m 13.76 WR 1 Q 13.81  
200m 24.92 2 Q 25.17  

Men's fieldEdit

Athlete Class Event Final
Result Points Rank
Markku Niinimaki F53-54 Javelin throw 29.33 WR 1112  
Shot put 9.92 WR 1021  

Women's fieldEdit

Athlete Class Event Final
Result Points Rank
Tiina Ala-Aho F33-34/52-53 Javelin throw 11.51 849 15
Marjaana Väre F42-46 Javelin throw 26.63 906 9

BocciaEdit

Athlete Event Preliminaries Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opponent Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Leena Sarela Mixed individual BC1   Fernandes (POR) L 3-4 5 Did not advance
  Vaquerizo (ESP) L 2-3
  Zhang Q (CHN) L 2-3
  Leung M Y (HKG) L 2-3
Vesa Koivuniemi Mixed individual BC2   Cordero (ESP) L 0-15 4 Did not advance
  Yan Z (CHN) L 1-8
  McLeod (CAN) L 2-9
Timo Ollikka   Uchida (JPN) L 0-6 3 Did not advance
  Dukovich (CAN) L 1-4
  Robinson (GBR) W 5-2
Vesa Koivuniemi
Timo Ollikka
Leena Sarela
Mixed team BC1-2   Spain (ESP) L 1-16 3 Did not advance
  Ireland (IRL) L 3-7

CyclingEdit

Men's roadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Jarmo Ollanketo
Marko Törmänen (pilot)
Men's road race B&VI 1-3 2:14:45  
Men's road time trial B&VI 1-3 33:36.96 9

EquestrianEdit

Athlete Horse Event Total
Score Rank
Katja Karjalainen Callan Mixed individual championship test grade Ib 65.714 4
Mixed individual freestyle test grade Ib 64.999 7

GoalballEdit

The men's team didn't win any medals; they were 7th out of 12 teams.

PlayersEdit

TournamentEdit

Quarterfinals
5-8th classification
7/8th classification

JudoEdit

Athlete Event First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage
round 1
Repechage
round 2
Final/
Bronze medal contest
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Jani Kallunki Men's 66kg   Villemont (FRA)
W 1010–0000
  Fujimoto (JPN)
L 0000-0101
N/A Bye   Falcon (VEN)
W 1000-0000
  Golmohammadi (IRI)
W 1000-0000  
Rauno Peltoniemi Men's 73kg   Pourabbas (IRI)
L 0000-1011
Did not advance

PowerliftingEdit

Athlete Event Result Rank
Juhani Kokko 52kg 135.0 11
Janne Piipponen 82.5kg 172.5 8

SailingEdit

Finland received one national entry to the 2008 Summer Paralympics sailing events:[2]

Men

ShootingEdit

MenEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Total Rank
Tapani Merilainen Mixed 10m air rifle prone SH1 592 37 Did not advance
Mixed 50m rifle prone SH1 566 39 Did not advance
Veikko Palsamaki Mixed 10m air rifle prone SH1 596 25 Did not advance
Mixed 50m rifle prone SH1 579 30 Did not advance
Erkki Pekkala Mixed 10m air rifle prone SH1 595 29 Did not advance
Mixed 50m rifle prone SH1 584 12 Did not advance

WomenEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Total Rank
Minna Leinonen Mixed 10m air rifle prone SH2 598 11 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Athlete Class Event Heats Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Antti Latikka S13 100m backstroke 1:08.43 8 Q 1:08.07 7

Table tennisEdit

Athlete Event Preliminaries Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Esa Miettinen Men's singles C9-10   Leibovitz (USA)
W 3–1
  Heijnen (NED)
W 3–0
1 Q   Ma L (CHN)
L 0–3
Did not advance

Wheelchair tennisEdit

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Taneli Tenhunen Men's singles   Okur (TUR)
W 7–5, 6–3
  Olsson (SWE)
L 1-6, 1-6
Did not advance

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Peking 2008 paralympialaiset - Suomen joukkue" Archived 13 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine (Finnish), Finnish Paralympic Committee, August 19, 2008
  2. ^ "National Line Up For 2008 Paralympic Sailing Competition" Archived 2 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine, International Association for Disabled Sailing, 16 July 2008

External linksEdit