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Finnish archers have taken part at every Olympic Games since 1972 except for London 2012. Kyösti Laasonen won bronze

in men’s competition in Munich 1972. Finnish archery celebrated its greatest day in Moscow 1980, when 18-year-old Tomi

Poikolainen won gold in men’s event and Päivi Meriluoto bronze in women’s competition. The latest Olympic medal came in

Barcelona 1992: the men’s team of Jari Lipponen, Tomi Poikolainen and Ismo Falck took silver after losing the final to hosts



Samuli Piippo

*1 January 1980 Raahe

Present residence: Oulu

181 cm, 75 kg

Club: Oulun Jousimiehet

Samuli Piippo caused a surprise by winning an Olympic quota place for Finland in

men’s archery: he won six matches in the continental qualification event held in

connection with the European Championships in Nottingham in May and took one of the three tickets to Rio. A late

beginner in competitive archery, Samuli made his debut in the Finnish national team at well over thirty. He works as

a program designer for an information technology company in his hometown Oulu.


2013 WCh 57–104th, team 27th. EurIndoorCh 35th, team 6th.

2014 EurCh 33–56th, team 21st. WIndoorCh 36th.

2016 EurCh 33–56th, team 9–16th.