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Finland at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Finland at the Olympic Games

Flag of Finland
IOC code  FIN
NOC Finnish Olympic Committee
Website sport.fi/olympiakomitea (Finnish)
At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors 64 (63 men and 1 woman) in 14 sports
Flag bearer Eeles Landström (Melbourne)
Erkki Estola (Stockholm)
Medals
Rank: 13
Gold
3
Silver
1
Bronze
11
Total
15
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Finland competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden (equestrian events). 64 competitors, 63 men and 1 woman, took part in 62 events in 14 sports.[1] Kyllikki Marlo-Monten was the official translator for the team.

Contents

  • Medalists 1
    • Gold 1.1
    • Silver 1.2
    • Bronze 1.3
  • Athletics 2
  • Boxing 3
  • Canoeing 4
  • Cycling 5
  • Diving 6
  • Fencing 7
  • Gymnastics 8
  • Modern pentathlon 9
  • Rowing 10
  • Sailing 11
  • Shooting 12
  • Swimming 13
  • Weightlifting 14
  • Wrestling 15
  • References 16
  • External links 17

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Men's Marathon

Boxing

Canoeing

Cycling

Sprint
Time trial
Individual road race

Diving

Men's 10m Platform

  • Helge Vasenius
    • Preliminary Round — 66.63 (→ did not advance, 16th place)

Fencing

Two fencers, both men, represented Finland in 1956.

Men's épée

Gymnastics

Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathletes represented Finland in 1956. Wäinö Korhonen won the bronze and Ole Mannonen won the silver in the individual event. In the team event, the Finnish pentathletes won bronze.

Individual
Team
  • Ole Mannonen
  • Wäinö Korhonen
  • Berndt Katter

Rowing

Sailing

Shooting

Four shooters represented Finland in 1956. Pentti Linnosvuo won gold in the 50 m pistol and Vilho Ylönen won bronze in the 300 m rifle, three positions.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone

Swimming

Weightlifting

Wrestling

References

  1. ^ "Finland at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 

External links

  • Official Olympic Reports
  • International Olympic Committee results database


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