Finland at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Finland At The 1980 Summer Olympics

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Finland at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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Finland competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, USSR. 105 competitors, 99 men and 6 women, took part in 71 events in 16 sports.






For the first time, Finland entered women in the Olympic archery competition. They were quite successful, with Päivi Meriluoto winning a bronze medal. The Finnish men, competing for the third time, both placed in the top eight as Tomi Poikolainen won Finland's first gold medal in archery. Kyösti Laasonen, who had competed in every Olympics since the reinstatement of archery, took seventh.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:


Men's 1,500 metres
* Heat — 3:40.5
* Semifinals — 3:43.6 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5,000......
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