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Finland at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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IOC code  FIN
Finland at the 1984 Summer Olympics
NOC  Finnish Olympic Committee
Website  sport.fi/olympiakomitea (Finnish) (Swedish)
Competitors  86 (73 men, 13 women) in 15 sports
Flag bearer  Esko Rechardt (sailing)
Medals Ranked 15th  Gold Silver Bronze Total 4 2 6 12

Finland competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. 86 competitors, 73 men and 13 women, took part in 76 events in 15 sports.

Contents

Gold

  • Juha Tiainen — Athletics, Men's Hammer Throw
  • Arto Härkönen — Athletics, Men's Javelin Throw
  • Pertti Karppinen — Rowing, Men's Single Sculls
  • Jouko Salomäki — Wrestling, Men's Greco-Roman Welterweight
  • Silver

  • Tiina Lillak — Athletics, Women's Javelin Throw
  • Tapio Sipilä — Wrestling, Men's Greco-Roman Lightweight
  • Bronze

  • Arto Bryggare — Athletics, Men's 110m Hurdles
  • Joni Nyman — Boxing, Men's Welterweight
  • Rauno Bies — Shooting, Rapid-Fire Pistol (Mixed)
  • Jouni Grönman — Weightlifting, Men's Lightweight (67½ kg)
  • Pekka Niemi — Weightlifting, Men's Heavyweight (100 kg)
  • Jukka Rauhala — Wrestling, Men's Freestyle Lightweight (68 kg)
  • Archery

    Defending gold medallist Tomi Poikolainen bettered his performance of four years earlier by one point, but with the return of the United States and Japan, Poikolainen's score was no longer sufficient to earn a medal and he fell to fifth place. Much the same fate befell Päivi Meriluoto, who fell two places even though she shot 60 points better than she had in 1980.

    Kyösti Laasonen, in his fourth Olympic archery competition, took 28th place.

    Women's Individual Competition:

  • Päivi Meriluoto — 2509 points (→ 5th place)
  • Ama Rantal — 2460 points (→ 15th place)
  • Men's Individual Competition:

  • Tomi Poikolainen — 2538 points (→ 5th place)
  • Kyösti Laasonen — 2443 points (→ 28th place)
  • Markku Syrjälä — 2333 points (→ 49th place)
  • Athletics

    Men's 1,500 metres

  • Antti Loikkanen
  • Qualifying Heat — did not finish (→ did not advance, no ranking)
  • Men's 5,000 metres

  • Martti Vainio
  • Heat — 13:45.16
  • Semifinals — 13:30.48 (→ did not advance)
  • Antti Loikkanen
  • Heat — 13:51.47
  • Semifinals — 13:58.74 (→ did not advance)
  • Men's 10,000 metres

  • Martti Vainio
  • Qualifying Heat — 28:19.25
  • Final — finished in second place (27:51.10), but was later disqualified for the use of several performance-enhancing drugs
  • Men's Marathon

  • Pertti Tiainen — 2:17:43 (→ 27th place)
  • Martti Vainio — did not finish (→ no ranking)
  • Men's 110 metres Hurdles

  • Arto Bryggare
  • Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

  • Tommy Ekblom
  • Men's High Jump

  • Erkki Niemi
  • Qualification — 2.24m
  • Final — 2.24m (→ 9th place)
  • Men's Pole Vault

  • Kimmo Pallonen
  • Qualifying Round — 5.40m
  • Final — 5.45m (→ 5th place)
  • Men's Javelin Throw

  • Arto Härkönen
  • Qualification — 83.06m
  • Final — 86.76m (→ Gold Medal)
  • Raimo Manninen
  • Qualification — 79.26m (→ did not advance, 13th place)
  • Tero Saviniemi
  • Qualification — 76.46m (→ did not advance, 17th place)
  • Men's Shot Put

  • Aulis Akonniemi
  • Qualifying Round — 19.38 m
  • Final — 18.98 m (→ 9th place)
  • Men's Hammer Throw

  • Juha Tiainen
  • Qualification — 72.68m
  • Final — 78.08m (→ Gold Medal)
  • Harri Huhtala
  • Qualification — 73.78m
  • Final — 75.28m (→ 6th place)
  • Men's 20 km Walk

  • Reima Salonen
  • Final — did not start (→ no ranking)
  • Men's 50 km Walk

  • Reima Salonen
  • Final — 3:58:30 (→ 4th place)

  • Women's 100 metres

  • Helinä Laihorinne-Marjamaa
  • Women's 200 metres

  • Helinä Laihorinne-Marjamaa
  • Women's Marathon

  • Tujia Toivonen
  • Final — 2:32:07 (→ 10th place)
  • Sinikka Keskitalo
  • Final — 2:35:15 (→ 15th place)
  • Women's 400m Hurdles

  • Tuija Helander
  • Heat — 57.22
  • Semifinal — 56.59
  • Final — 56.55 (→ 7th place)
  • Women's Discus Throw

  • Ulla Lundholm
  • Qualification — 56.44m
  • Final — 62.84m (→ 4th place)
  • Women's Javelin Throw

  • Tiina Lillak
  • Qualification — 63.30m
  • Final — 69.00m (→ Silver Medal)
  • Tuula Laaksalo
  • Qualification — 60.42m
  • Final — 66.40m (→ 4th place)
  • Helena Laine
  • Qualification — 61.80m
  • Final — 58.18m (→ 11th place)
  • Boxing

    Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

  • Jarmo Eskelinen
  • First Round — Defeated Yao Gaitor (Togo), 5-0
  • Second Round — Lost to Juan Molina (Puerto Rico), 0-5
  • Cycling

    Five cyclists represented Finland in 1984.

    Individual road race
  • Kari Myyryläinen
  • Harry Hannus
  • Patrick Wackström
  • Harri Hedgren
  • Team time trial
  • Harry Hannus
  • Kari Myyryläinen
  • Patrick Wackström
  • Sixten Wackström
  • Individual pursuit
  • Sixten Wackström
  • Diving

    Men's 3m Springboard

  • Juha Ovaskainen
  • Preliminary Round — 532.17
  • Final — 548.55 (→ 11th place)
  • Modern pentathlon

    Three male pentathletes represented Finland in 1984.

    Individual
  • Pasi Hulkkonen
  • Jorma Korpela
  • Jussi Pelli
  • Team
  • Pasi Hulkkonen
  • Jorma Korpela
  • Jussi Pelli
  • Swimming

    Men's 100m Breaststroke

  • Martti Järventaus
  • Heat — 1:06.21 (→ did not advance, 29th place)
  • Men's 200m Breaststroke

  • Martti Järventaus
  • Heat — 2:26.96 (→ did not advance, 27th place)
  • Women's 100m Freestyle

  • Maarit Sihvonen-Vähäsaari
  • Heat — 58.51 (→ did not advance, 18th place)
  • Women's 200m Individual Medley

  • Maarit Sihvonen-Vähäsaari
  • Heat — 2:21.05
  • B-Final — 2:19.27 (→ 9th place)
  • References

    Finland at the 1984 Summer Olympics Wikipedia


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