Finland has participated in all International Skills Competitions since 1989. In the beginning the International Skills Competitions were called Skills-Olympics. The name WorldSkills Competition was used for the first time at the Competitions in Montreal in 1999. The first EuroSkills competition was organized in 2008 and Finland has been a part of EuroSkills since the beginning. Finland has been a part of The International Abilympics Competition for competitors that need assistance since 2007.
In all competitions a gold-, silver- and bronze medal is awarded. In addition to the medals, at the WorldSkills and EuroSkills competitions Medallion for Excellence awards are given to those competitors who managed to achieve a score above the mean.
Altogether Finland has achieved almost 130 medals in WorldSkills and EuroSkills competitions. So far Finland hasn’t gotten any medals at the Abilympics.
A summary of Finlands medals and Medallion for Excellence awards.
Janne Rantala (right) shared the gold medal in Bricklaying with the competitor from Taiwan at the competitions in Taipei in 1993.
At the competition in Lyon in 1995 Kasimir Kvist (right) took the gold medal in Tiling and Sami Ojanen silver in Bricklaying.
Petri Hämäläinen won the gold medal in Electrical Installations at WorldSKills Helsinki 2005.
Jouni Ojanperä (left) and Pekka Anto won the gold medal in Logistics at WorldSkills Helsinki 2005.
Antti Ukkonen competed in Aircraft Maintenance and won the silver medal at WorldSkills London 2011.
Siiri Härmä got the bronze medal at EuroSkills Lille 2014.
At EuroSkills Lille 2014 Iiris Salminen (left) and Roosa Posti won the silver medal in entrepreneurship.
The silver medalist in Visual Merchandising at EuroSKills Göteborg, Salla Käyhkö.
Taiju Koivula Won the silver medal in Hairdressing at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017.
Samu Lahti (right) won the bronze medal in Polymechanics and Automation at EuroSkills Budapest 2018.
Josefiina Kivero (middle) competed in Floristry at EuroSkills Budapest 2018 and won the gold medal.
WorldSkills Kazan 2019, Russia
1 Silver Medal, 7 Medallions for Excellence.
EuroSkills Budapest 2018, Hungary
1 Gold Medal, 4 Bronze Medals and 6 Medallions for Excellence.
WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, United Arab Emirates
3 Gold Medals, 1 Silver Medal and 9 Medallions for Excellence.
EuroSkills Gothenburg 2016, Sweden
6 Gold Medals, 4 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals and 5 Medallions for Excellence.
International Abilympics Bordeaux 2016, France
WorldSkills São Paulo 2015, Brazil
1 Bronze Medal, 18 Medallions for Excellence.
EuroSkills Lille 2014, France
2 Gold Medals, 5 Silver Medals, 7 Bronze Medals and 4 Medallions for Excellence.
WorldSkills Leipzig 2013, Germany
1 Gold Medal, 2 Silver Medals and 3 Bronze Medals.
EuroSkills Spa-Francorchamps 2012, Belgium
4 Gold Medals, 6 Silver Medals, 7 Bronze Medals and 8 Medallions for Excellence.
WorldSkills London 2011, Great Britain
5 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals and 18 Medallions for Excellence.
EuroSkills Lisbon 2010, Portugal
8 Gold Medals, 8 Silver Medals, 9 Bronze Medals and 4 Medallions for Excellence.
WorldSkills Calgary 2009, Canada
2 Gold Medals, 1 Silver Medal, 2 Bronze Medals and 14 Medallions for Excellence.
EuroSkills Rotterdam 2009, the Netherlands
4 Gold Medals, 1 Silver Medal, 4 Bronze Medals and 7 Medallions for Excellence.
WorldSkills Shizuoka, Japan
2 Gold Medals and 6 Silver Medals.
WorldSkills 2003 St. Gallen, Switzerland
1 Gold Medal, 1 Silver Medal, 3 Bronze Medals and 18 Medallions for Excellence.
WorldSkills 2001 Seoul, South-Korea
2 Silver medals and 8 Medallions for Excellence.
WorldSkills 1999 Montreal, Canada
1 Gold Medal, 1 Silver Medal and 8 Medallions for Excellence.
Skill-Olympics 1997 St. Gallen, Switzerland
1 Silver Medal, 2 Bronze Medals and 11 Medallions for Excellence.
Skill-Olympics 1995 Lyon
1 Gold Medal, 1 Silver Medal and 6 Medallions for Excellence.
Skill-Olympics 1993 Taiwan
1 Gold Medal and 1 Medallion for Excellence.
Skill Olympics 1991 Amsterdam, the Netherlands
1 Bronze Medal and 1 Medallion for Excellence.
Skill Olympics 1989 Birmingham, Great Britain