Finland at the 1996 Summer Olympics


Finland competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. 76 competitors, 47 men and 29 women, took part in 74 events in 15 sports.[1]

Finland at the
1996 Summer Olympics
IOC codeFIN
NOCFinnish Olympic Committee
Websitesport.fi/olympiakomitea (in Finnish) (in Swedish)
in Atlanta
Competitors76 (47 men and 29 women) in 15 sports
Flag bearer Mikko Kolehmainen
Medals
Ranked 40th
Gold
1
Silver
2
Bronze
1
Total
4
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Archery

The Finnish team sent only men to the 1996 archery tournament. Each won his first match, while two were defeated in the second round. Tomi Poikolainen was the only Finn to reach the third round, where he was defeated. The squad won its first match in the team round, but was soundly defeated in the quarterfinal.

Men's Individual Competition:

  • Tomi Poikolainen → Round of 16, 12th place (2-1)
  • Jari Lipponen → Round of 32, 20th place (1-1)
  • Tommi Tuovila → Round of 32, 32nd place (1-1)

Men's Team Competition:

  • Poikolainen, Lipponen, and Tuovila → Quarterfinal, 8th place (1-1)

Athletics

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Men's Marathon

Men's 50 km Walk

Men's Pole Vault

Men's Shot Put

Men's Javelin Throw

Men's Hammer Throw


Women's 100 metres

Women's 200 metres

Women's 10.000 metres

Women's 4 × 100 m Relay

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Heli Rantanen
    • Qualification 66.54 m
    • Final 67.94 m (→ Gold Medal)
  • Mikaela Ingberg
    • Qualification 60.46 m
    • Final 61.52 m (→ 7th place)
  • Taina Uppa
    • Qualification 57.74 m (→ did not advance)

Women's Shot Put

Women's Long Jump

Women's Triple Jump

  • Heli Koivula
    • Qualification 13.25 m (→ did not advance)

Women's Heptathlon

Women's Marathon

Women's 10 km Walk

Badminton

Men's Singles

Canoeing

Men's Kayak Singles, 500 metres

Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres

Cycling

Road Competition

Men's Individual Road Race

Women's Individual Road Race

Women's Individual Time Trial

Track Competition

Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Women's Sprint, 1,000 metres

  • Mira Kasslin

Women's Points Race

Equestrianism

Individual Mixed Dressage

Fencing

One female fencer represented Finland in 1996.

Women's épée

Judo

Men's Half-Lightweight

Rhythmic gymnastics

Women's Individual Rhythmic Gymnastics

Rowing

Men's Single Sculls

Women's Single Sculls

Sailing

Shooting

Swimming

Men's 50 m Freestyle

Men's 100 m Freestyle

Men's 200 m Freestyle

  • Jani Sievinen
    • Heat 1:49.05
    • Swim-off for 8th 1:48.89 (→ scratched second swim-off)
  • Antti Kasvio
    • Heat 1:50.55 (→ did not advance, 18th place)

Men's 100 m Butterfly

  • Vesa Hanski
    • Heat 54.73 (→ did not advance, 25th place)

Men's 200 m Butterfly

  • Vesa Hanski
    • Heat 1:59.73
    • B-Final 1:59.64 (→ 10th place)

Men's 200 m Individual Medley

Men's 400 m Individual Medley

Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay


Women's 50 m Freestyle

Women's 100 m Freestyle

Women's 200 m Freestyle

Women's 400 m Freestyle

Women's 100 m Backstroke

  • Anu Koivisto
    • Heat 1:05.26 (→ did not advance, 23rd place)

Women's 200 m Backstroke

  • Anu Koivisto
    • Heat 2:19.58 (→ did not advance, 25th place)

Women's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Mia Hagman
    • Heat 1:13.01 (→ did not advance, 32nd place)

Women's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Mia Hagman
    • Heat 2:36.11 (→ did not advance, 25th place)

Women's 100 m Butterfly

Women's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

Women's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

Weightlifting

Men's Lightweight

Men's Heavyweight

Wrestling

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman

Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Men's Super-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Notes

  • (ed.) Watkins, Ginger T. (1997). The Official Report of the Centennial Olympic Games, Volume III The Competition Results (PDF). Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers. ISBN 1-56145-150-9. Retrieved 2008-02-05.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)

References

  1. "Finland at the 1996 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-02-11.