Finland at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Finland at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Flag of Finland.svg
IOC code FIN
NOC Finnish Olympic Committee
Website sport.fi/olympiakomitea (in Finnish) (in Swedish)
in Munich
Competitors 96 (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

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]

Medalists

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

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Archery

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

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics

Men's 100 metres

Men's 1500 metres

  • Pekka Vasala
    • Heat — 3:40.9
    • Semifinals — 3:37.9
    • Final — 3:36.3 (→ Med 1.png 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

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

Canoeing

Cycling

Six cyclists represented Finland in 1972.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Team individual pursuit

Diving

Men's 3m Springboard:

Women's 3m Springboard:

Women's 10m Platform:

Fencing

One fencer represented Finland in 1972.

Men's épée

Gymnastics

Judo

Modern pentathlon

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 (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)

Rowing

Men's Coxed Pairs

Sailing

Shooting

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
Skeet

Swimming

Weightlifting

Wrestling

References

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