Finland at the
1936 Winter Olympics
IOC codeFIN
NOCFinnish Olympic Committee
Websitesport.fi/olympiakomitea (in Finnish and Swedish)
in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Competitors19 (men) in 5 sports
Medals
Ranked 4th
Gold
1
Silver
2
Bronze
3
Total
6
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Finland competed at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Kalle Jalkanen
Klaes Karppinen
Matti Lähde
Sulo Nurmela
Cross-country skiing Men's 4 x 10 km relay
 Silver Birger Wasenius Speed skating Men's 5000m
 Silver Birger Wasenius Speed skating Men's 10,000m
 Bronze Pekka Niemi Cross-country skiing Men's 18 km
 Bronze Birger Wasenius Speed skating Men's 1500m
 Bronze Antero Ojala Speed skating Men's 5000m

Cross-country skiing

Main article: Cross-country skiing at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Matti Lähde 1'20:21 15
Kalle Jalkanen 1'19:27 12
Sulo Nurmela 1'18:20 7
Pekka Niemi 1'16:59 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
50 km Kalle Heikkinen 3'54:25 14
Pekka Niemi 3'44:14 8
Frans Heikkinen 3'42:44 7
Klaes Karppinen 3'39:33 5
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Sulo Nurmela
Klaes Karppinen
Matti Lähde
Kalle Jalkanen
2'41:33 1st place, gold medalist(s)

Figure skating

Main article: Figure skating at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete Event CF FS Places Points Final rank
Marcus Nikkanen Men's singles 6 9 54 380.7 7

Nordic combined

Main article: Nordic combined at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Events:

The cross-country skiing part of this event was combined with the main medal event of cross-country skiing. Those results can be found above in this article in the cross-country skiing section. Some athletes (but not all) entered in both the cross-country skiing and Nordic combined event, their time on the 18 km was used for both events.

The ski jumping (normal hill) event was held separate from the main medal event of ski jumping, results can be found in the table below.

Athlete Event Cross-country Ski Jumping Total
Time Points Rank Distance 1 Distance 2 Total points Rank Points Rank
Lauri Valonen Individual 1'26:34 178.6 26 52.0 54.5 222.6 1 401.2 4
Pertti Mattila 1'26:21 179.7 25 45.0 47.0 188.7 21 368.4 19
Timo Murama 1'24:52 187.5 13 49.0 48.0 205.8 5 393.3 7
Niilo Nikunen 1'23:59 192.2 9 47.5 45.5 191.6 15 383.8 10

Ski jumping

Main article: Ski jumping at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Sauli Pälli Normal hill 71.0 42.7 47 68.5 37.6 47 80.3 47
Timo Murama 71.0 100.9 22 70.0 101.3 21 202.2 24
Väinö Tiihonen 71.5 108.0 9 70.0 107.3 7 215.3 9
Lauri Valonen 73.5 113.2 5 67.0 106.2 11 219.4 6

Speed skating

Main article: Speed skating at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Ossi Blomqvist 46.2 19
Birger Wasenius 44.9 8
Jorma Ruissalo 44.9 8
Antero Ojala 44.9 8
1500 m Åke Ekman 2:27.2 20
Antero Ojala 2:23.2 9
Ossi Blomqvist 2:23.2 9
Birger Wasenius 2:20.9 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
5000 m Åke Ekman 9:00.4 22
Ossi Blomqvist 8:36.6 6
Antero Ojala 8:30.1 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Birger Wasenius 8:23.3 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
10,000 m Antero Ojala 17:46.6 7
Ossi Blomqvist 17:42.4 5
Birger Wasenius 17:28.2 2nd place, silver medalist(s)

References

  • (ed.) Peter von le Fort (1936). IV. Olympische Winterspiele 1936 Amtlicher Bericht (PDF) (in German). Berlin: Reichssportverlag. Retrieved 2008-06-10.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  • Olympic Winter Games 1936, full results by sports-reference.com