Finland at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Finland competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, USSR. 105 competitors, 99 men and 6 women, took part in 71 events in 16 sports.[1]

Finland at the
1980 Summer Olympics
Flag of Finland.svg
IOC codeFIN
NOCFinnish Olympic Committee
Websitesport.fi/olympiakomitea (in Finnish) (in Swedish)
in Moscow
Competitors105 (99 men and 6 women) in 16 sports
Flag bearer Peter Tallberg
Medals
Ranked 12th
Gold
3
Silver
1
Bronze
4
Total
8
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Contents

MedalistsEdit

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

ArcheryEdit

For the first time, Finland entered women in the Olympic archery competition. They were quite successful, with Päivi Meriluoto winning a bronze medal. The Finnish men, competing for the third time, both placed in the top eight as Tomi Poikolainen won Finland's first gold medal in archery. Kyösti Laasonen, who had competed in every Olympics since the reinstatement of archery, took seventh.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

AthleticsEdit

Men's 1,500 metres

  • Antti Loikkanen
    • Heat — 3:40.5
    • Semifinals — 3:43.6 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5,000 metres

  • Kaarlo Maaninka
    • Heat — 13:45.8
    • Semi Final — 13:40.2
    • Final — 13:22.0 (→   Bronze Medal)
  • Martti Vainio
    • Heat — 13:45.2
    • Semi Final — 13:30.4
    • Final — 13:32.1 (→ 11th place)

Men's 10,000 metres

Men's Marathon

Men's 110 m Hurdles

  • Arto Bryggare
    • Heat — 13.77
    • Semifinals — 13.78
    • Final — 13.76 (→ 6th place)

Men's 3,000 m Steeplechase

  • Tommy Ekblom
    • Heat — 8:27.8
    • Semifinals — 8:24.3
    • Final — 8:40.9 (→ 12th place)
  • Vesa Laukkanen
    • Heat — 8:38.4
    • Semifinals — 8:33.3 (→ did not advance)

Men's 20 km Walk

Men's 50 km Walk

Men's Long Jump

  • Oli Pousi
    • Qualification — did not start (→ no ranking)

Men's Triple Jump

  • Olli Pousi
    • Qualification — no mark (→ did not advance)

Men's Shot Put

Men's Discus Throw

  • Markku Tuokko
    • Qualification — 62.14 m
    • Final — 61.84 m (→ 9th place)

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Harri Huhtala
    • Qualification — 72.46 m
    • Final Round — 71.96 m (→ 9th place)
  • Juha Tiainen
    • Qualification — 70.82 m
    • Final Round — 71.38 m (→ 10th place)

Men's Javelin Throw

  • Antero Puranen
    • Qualification — 84.02 m
    • Final — 86.15 m (→ 5th place)
  • Pentti Sinersaari
    • Qualification — 80.30 m
    • Final — 84.34 m (→ 6th place)
  • Aimo Aho
    • Qualification — 82.12 m
    • Final — 80.58 m (→ 9th place)

Men's Pole Vault

Men's Decathlon


Women's 100 metres

Women's Discus Throw

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Tiina Lillak
    • Qualification — 56.26 m (→ did not advance)

BoxingEdit

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

  • Veli Koota
    • First Round — Bye
    • Second Round — Defeated Fazlija Sacirovic (Yugoslavia) after referee stopped contest in second round
    • Third Round — Lost to Bernardo Piñango (Venezuela) after diskwalification in second round

Men's Featherweight (– 57 kg)

Men's Welterweight (– 67 kg)

Men's Middleweight (– 75 kg)

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

FootballEdit

Men's Team Competition

JudoEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented Finland in 1980.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Hulkkonen, Pelli, and Santanen — 15.087 pts, 7th place

RowingEdit

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Men's 100m Breaststroke

Men's 200m Breaststroke

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Finland at the 1980 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-04-20.