Finland

History

Finland made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1908 and has competed ever since. They were the host nation in 1952 where it was held in Helsinki. The nation historically sent one of the largest delegations to the Olympics, sending more than 100 athletes in numerous occasions. Currently the representation has dropped to a still sizable 50-60 athletes whom compete in a variety of sports over the last three Olympics.

Finland has won at least one medal at each Olympics it has participated in. The nation was considered to be a powerhouse during the early days of the Olympics, finishing in the top 10 between the 1912 and 1952 Olympics. In the Summer Olympics the nation has won a total of 303 medals in 13 sports, including one in ice hockey when it was considered a summer sport. The most successful sports include athletics (114), wrestling (83), gymnastics (25) and shooting (21). The most successful athlete was middle and long distance runner Paavo Nurmi whom won 12 medals across three Olympics (1920-1928). He won medals in 1500m (1 gold), 5000m (1 gold, 2 silver), 10000m (2 gold), 3000m steeplechase (1 silver), 3000m team (1 gold), individual cross-country (2 gold) and team cross-country (2 gold). In 2016 Finland won a single medal in boxing.

Qualified Quotas

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Topi Raitanen Topi Raitanen
Men’s 50km Walk Veli-Matti Partanen Veli-Matti Partanen
Aleksi Ojala
Jarkko Kinnunen
Men’s Long Jump Kristian Pulli Kristian Pulli
Men’s Javelin Throw Oliver Helander
Antti Ruuskanen

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 100m Hurdles Annimari Korte
Reetta Hurske
Women’s High Jump Ella Junnila Ella Junnila

Badminton

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Singles Kalle Koljonen
Women’s Singles Airi Mikkela

Cycling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Road Race Lotta Henttala Lotta Henttala

Equestrian

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Individual Dressage Henri Ruoste
Horse: Rossetti
Henri Ruoste
Horse: TBA

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s RS:X Tuuli Petaja-Siren Tuuli Petaja-Siren
Men’s Laser Kaarle Tapper Kaarle Tapper
Women’s Laser Radial Monika Mikkola Tuula Tenkanen
Mixed Nacra 17 Foiling Sinem Kurtbay
Janne Jarvinen
Sinem Kurtbay
Akseli Keskinen

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Trap Satu Mikela-Nummela Satu Mikela-Nummela
Men’s Skeet
(1) (2)
Lari Pesonen
Eetu Kallioinen

Skateboarding

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Park Lizzie Armanto

Swimming

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50m Freestyle Ari-Pekka Liukkonen
Men’s 200m Breaststroke Matti Mattsson Matti Mattsson

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 100m Breaststroke Ida Hulkko Ida Hulkko
Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay Qualified Via Rankings

Wrestling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Greco-Roman -97kg Arvi Savolainen
Men’s Greco-Roman -130kg Elias Kuosmanen