News

For Finns, the most disappointing Olympics ever

With performances by all Team Finland participants at the Rio Olympics completed and the results in - a single bronze medal - the games in Rio were clearly the most disappointing ever for both the athletes and their fans.

Mira Potkonen (vas.) ja Katie Taylor
Mira Potkonen's bronze in boxing was the only medal won by a Finn in Rio. Image: EPA

Boxer Mira Potkonen was the only Finnish Olympic competitor to win a medal in the games in Rio de Janeiro. Competing as a lightweight, she took the bronze in the 60 kilogram division. 

Never before has Finland's medals table shown only a single entry.

In the Athens Games of 2004 Finnish athletes won two silvers and in London four years ago, two silver and one bronze. The all time high record goes far back in the history of the modern Olympic Games when Finns won 37 medals in Paris in 1924.

Finland also finished well behind its Nordic neighours in Rio. As of Saturday evening, Sweden had picked up 11 medals (2 gold, 6 silver, 3 bronze), Denmark 14 (1 gold, 6 silver, 7 bronze) and Norway 4 bronze medals.

Latest in: News

Headlines

Our picks

Latest

Muualla Yle.fi:ssä