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Rio 2016


Time to make an Olympic topic.

There'll be 54 Finns competing in Rio (unless there are last minute surprises).

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So far no much luck for Finns, though we haven't had our best hopes out yet.

Our first ever competitor in table tennis did win his first game.

Today we have 2008 Olympic winner Mäkelä-Nummela in trap shooting; she didn't start too well but still has chance to qualify.

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Sailing is one of our best hopes for medals and so far looks like we'll at least get best result yet from there.
Besides that our hopes are on men's javelin and wrestler Petra Olli.

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Rugby final wasn't exactly exciting, but nevertheless congratulations to Fiji for their first ever Olympic gold/medal!
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Earlier in the games Kosovo - in Olympics for first time - also got their first gold/medal (from judo).

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Mira Potkonen has made it to QF in Lightweight Boxing. So she is one fight (on monday) away from Finland's first medal.
however the opponent is reigning Olympics winner and world ranking #1...

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Potkonen wins! And takes first (finally) Finland's first medal in Rio!
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Bronze is certain, next fight makes it silver, one more after that gold.


Otherwise no good news for us. No medals from sailing and our male wrestler - who would've needed only two wins for medal - is out, losing 3-4.

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Devastating day for us. It starts to look that unless we have success in men's javelin, Potkonen's bronze may be our only medal of the games.

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Finland is very close to having our worst Olympics ever (since first participating as separate part of Russian team 1908).

Till now worst have been 2004 Athens - 2 silvers - and 2012 London - silver (at the time another bronze, until recent doping tests) and two bronzes.

These are 25th games Finland is participating and until now those are the only two times we didn't get gold and did get less than four medals.

Now our only hope is Ruuskanen in javelin.
Though we do have some taekwondoka who has made it to quarterfinals.

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And it's official: worst Olympics ever for Finland, with just one bronze.
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Paralympics aren't going much better: so far Finland has a silver, a bronze and couple 4tth places.
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