FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1939

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1939 took place February 11–19, 1939 in Zakopane, Poland. This was the Polish city's second time hosting the championships after having done so in 1929. It also marked the last time the event officially took place before World War II and the last time that these championships would be held on an annual basis (combined with the Winter Olympics) which they had been done since 1924.

FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1939
FIS Nordic WSC 1939 program cover.jpg
Program cover for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1939. (in Polish)
Host cityZakopane
CountryPoland
Events5
Opening11 February 1939 (1939-02-11)
Closing19 February 1939 (1939-02-19)
← 1938
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Men's cross countryEdit

18 kmEdit

February 15, 1939

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Jussi Kurikkala (FIN) 1:05:30
Silver   Klaes Karppinen (FIN) 1:06:05
Bronze   Carl Pahlin (SWE) 1:06:35

50 kmEdit

February 17, 1939

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Lars Bergendahl (NOR) 2:57:43
Silver   Klaes Karppinen (FIN) 3:00:27
Bronze   Oscar Gjøslien (NOR) 3:05:42

4 × 10 km relayEdit

February 19, 1939

Medal Team Time
Gold   Finland (Pauli Pitkänen, Olavi Alakulppi, Eino Olkinuora, Klaes Karppinen) 2:08:35
Silver   Sweden (Alvar Hägglund, Selm Stenvall, John Westbergh, Carl Pahlin) 2:09:43
Bronze   Italy (Aristide Compagnoni, Severino Compagnoni, Goffredo Baur, Alberto Jammaron) 2:13:38

Men's Nordic combinedEdit

IndividualEdit

February 11, 1939

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Gustav 'Gustl' Berauer (GER) 429.6
Silver   Gustaf Adolf Sellin (SWE) 426.6
Bronze   Magnar Fosseide (NOR) 422.4

Berauer was from Czechoslovakia, but competed for Germany after the Nazis occupied Czechoslovakia in 1938.

Men's ski jumpingEdit

Individual large hillEdit

February 11, 1939

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Josef 'Sepp' Bradl (GER) 224.7
Silver   Birger Ruud (NOR) 224.2
Bronze   Arnholdt Kongsgaard (NOR) 223.1

Bradl was from Austria, but competed for Germany after the Nazis occupied Austria in 1938.

Medal tableEdit

 
Team Finland in open ceremony
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Finland (FIN)2204
2  Germany (GER)2002
3  Norway (NOR)1135
4  Sweden (SWE)0213
5  Italy (ITA)0011
Totals (5 entries)55515

ReferencesEdit

  • FIS 1939 Cross country results
  • FIS 1939 Nordic combined results
  • FIS 1939 Ski jumping results
  • Results from German Wikipedia
  • Sellin spelling from the Swedish Ski Federation (in Swedish)
  • Hansen, Hermann & Sveen, Knut. (1996) VM på ski '97. Alt om ski-VM 1925-1997 Trondheim: Adresseavisens Forlag. p. 61. ISBN 82-7164-044-5. (in Norwegian)