Finland at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of Finland.svg
IOC codeFIN
NOCFinnish Olympic Committee
Websitesport.fi/olympiakomitea (in Finnish and Swedish)
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors64 (63 men and 1 woman) in 14 sports
Flag bearersEeles Landström (Melbourne)
Erkki Estola (Stockholm)
Medals
Ranked 13th
Gold
3
Silver
1
Bronze
11
Total
15
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

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]

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Men's Marathon

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Sprint
Time trial
Individual road race

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Men's 10m Platform

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Two fencers, both men, represented Finland in 1956.

Men's épée

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Finland had five male rowers participate in two out of seven rowing events in 1956.[2]

Men's coxless four
Men's coxed four

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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

Main article: Swimming at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1956 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "Finland at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Finland Rowing at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Viljo Punkari Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2020-03-06.