Finland at the
1984 Winter Olympics
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IOC codeFIN
NOCFinnish Olympic Committee
Websitesport.fi/olympiakomitea (in Finnish and Swedish)
in Sarajevo
Competitors45 (40 men, 5 women) in 6 sports
Flag bearers Jorma Valtonen, ice hockey
Medals
Ranked 4th
Gold
4
Silver
3
Bronze
6
Total
13
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Finland competed at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen Cross-country skiing Women's 5 km
 Gold Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen Cross-country skiing Women's 10 km
 Gold Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen Cross-country skiing Women's 20 km
 Gold Matti Nykänen Ski jumping Men's large hill (K120 individual 90m)
 Silver Aki Karvonen Cross-country skiing Men's 15 km
 Silver Jouko Karjalainen Nordic combined Men's individual
 Silver Matti Nykänen Ski jumping Men's normal hill (K90 individual 70m)
 Bronze Harri Kirvesniemi Cross-country skiing Men's 15 km
 Bronze Juha Mieto
Aki Karvonen
Harri Kirvesniemi
Kari Ristanen
Cross-country skiing Men's 4 × 10 km relay
 Bronze Aki Karvonen Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km
 Bronze Eija Hyytiäinen
Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen
Marjo Matikainen
Pirkko Määttä
Cross-country skiing Women's 4 × 5 km relay
 Bronze Jukka Ylipulli Nordic combined Men's individual
 Bronze Jari Puikkonen Ski jumping Men's normal hill (K90 individual 70m)

Biathlon

Main article: Biathlon at the 1984 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km Sprint Risto Punkka 4 34:28.5 34
Tapio Piipponen 1 32:28.7 15
Toivo Mäkikyrö 2 32:22.5 13
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 2 Rank
20 km Keijo Tiitola 1'14:32.8 5 1'19:32.8 18
Arto Jääskeläinen 1'14:23.3 5 1'19:23.3 16
Tapio Piipponen 1'12:38.4 6 1'18:38.4 12
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Keijo Tiitola
Toivo Mäkikyrö
Arto Jääskeläinen
Tapio Piipponen
2 1'43:16.0 7
1 A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2 One minute added per missed target.

Cross-country skiing

Main article: Cross-country skiing at the 1984 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Kari Härkönen 42:49.3 13
Juha Mieto 42:05.8 4
Harri Kirvesniemi 41:45.6 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Aki Karvonen 41:34.9 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
30 km Kari Ristanen 1'33:02.6 17
Juha Mieto 1'31:48.3 8
Harri Kirvesniemi 1'31:37.4 7
Aki Karvonen 1'30:59.7 5
50 km Kari Ristanen 2'23:10.6 15
Juha Mieto 2'21:53.1 10
Harri Kirvesniemi 2'18:34.1 4
Aki Karvonen 2'17:04.7 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Kari Ristanen
Juha Mieto
Harri Kirvesniemi
Aki Karvonen
1'56:31.4 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Marjo Matikainen 18:21.6 22
Eija Hyytiäinen 18:11.6 19
Pirkko Määttä 17:48.0 10
Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen 17:04.0 1st place, gold medalist(s)
10 km Erja Kuivalainen 35:35.2 37
Eija Hyytiäinen 34:33.8 25
Pirkko Määttä 34:13.4 19
Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen 31:44.2 1st place, gold medalist(s)
20 km Erja Kuivalainen 1'07:26.4 29
Eija Hyytiäinen 1'05:38.8 17
Pirkko Määttä 1'04:37.6 9
Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen 1'01:45.0 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Women's 4 × 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Pirkko Määttä
Eija Hyytiäinen
Marjo Matikainen
Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen
1'07:36.7 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

Ice hockey

Main article: Ice hockey at the 1984 Winter Olympics

Group B

Top two teams (shaded ones) advanced to the medal round.

Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Czechoslovakia 5 5 0 0 38 7 10
 Canada 5 4 1 0 24 10 8
 Finland 5 2 2 1 27 19 5
 United States 5 1 2 2 16 17 4
 Austria 5 1 4 0 13 37 2
 Norway 5 0 4 1 15 43 1

Game for 5th Place

Team 1  Score  Team 2
 West Germany 7–4  Finland

Leading scorers

Rk Team GP G A Pts
4th Raimo Summanen 6 4 7 11
6th Petri Skriko 6 6 4 10

Nordic combined

Main article: Nordic combined at the 1984 Winter Olympics

Events:

Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Rauno Miettinen Individual 79.5 86.0 205.5 6 49:02.2 197.470 9 402.970 4
Jouko Karjalainen 83.0 83.0 196.9 15 46:32.0 220.000 1 416.900 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Jukka Ylipulli 84.0 86.0 208.3 5 48:28.5 202.525 5 410.825 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

Ski jumping

Main article: Ski jumping at the 1984 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Markku Pusenius Normal hill 79.5 89.2 85.0 99.0 188.2 20
Jari Puikkonen 81.5 95.4 91.5 117.4 212.8 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Pentti Kokkonen 84.0 101.4 84.0 99.9 201.3 12
Matti Nykänen 91.0 114.1 84.0 99.9 214.0 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Pentti Kokkonen Large hill 98.5 90.1 99.0 92.3 182.4 14
Markku Pusenius 100.5 93.4 97.0 87.5 180.9 16
Jari Puikkonen 103.5 100.1 102.0 96.5 196.6 5
Matti Nykänen 116.0 119.1 111.0 112.1 231.2 1st place, gold medalist(s)

Speed skating

Main article: Speed skating at the 1984 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Urpo Pikkupeura 39.88 27
Jouko Vesterlund 39.15 17
1000 m Urpo Pikkupeura 1:19.13 23
Jouko Vesterlund 1:18.12 12
1500 m Pertti Niittylä 2:00.01 9
5000 m Pertti Niittylä 7:17.97 6
10,000 m Pertti Niittylä 15:15.18 18

References