FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1966

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1966 took place 17–27 February 1966 in Oslo, Norway at the Holmenkollen ski arena. This was the third time the Norwegian capital hosted this event having done so in 1930 and at the 1952 Winter Olympics. This also equaled the most times a city had hosted with Lahti, Finland (1926, 1938, 1958) and Zakopane, Poland (1929, 1939, and 1962).

FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1966
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Ski jumping during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1966
Host cityOslo
CountryNorway
Events10
Opening ceremony17 February 1966 (1966-02-17)
Closing ceremony27 February 1966 (1966-02-27)
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Gold medal from the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1966
Gold medal pin. The box mentions the manufacturer, Huguenin médailleurs,[1] Le Locle.

Men's cross-countryEdit

15 kmEdit

20 February 1966

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Gjermund Eggen (NOR) 47:56.2
Silver   Ole Ellefsæter (NOR) 48:11.3
Bronze   Odd Martinsen (NOR) 48:14.7

30 kmEdit

17 February 1966

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Eero Mäntyranta (FIN) 1:37:26.7
Silver   Kalevi Laurila (FIN) 1:38:11.3
Bronze   Walter Demel (FRG) 1:38:11.6

50 kmEdit

 
Gjermund Eggen during the championships

26 February 1966

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Gjermund Eggen (NOR) 3:03:04.7
Silver   Arto Tiainen (FIN) 3:03:15.1
Bronze   Eero Mäntyranta (FIN) 3:03:54.3

4 × 10 km relayEdit

23 February 1966

Medal Team Time
Gold   Norway (Odd Martinsen, Harald Grønningen, Ole Ellefsæter, Gjermund Eggen) 2:14:27.9
Silver   Finland (Kalevi Oikarainen, Hannu Taipale, Kalevi Laurila, Eero Mäntyranta) 2:15:40.9
Bronze   Italy (Giulio de Florian, Franco Nones, Gianfranco Stella, Franco Manfroi) 2:18:12.2

Women's cross-countryEdit

5 kmEdit

21 February 1966

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Alevtina Kolchina (URS) 17:18.9
Silver   Klavdiya Boyarskikh (URS) 17:25.2
Bronze   Rita Achkina (URS) 17:42.5

10 kmEdit

19 February 1966

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Klavdiya Boyarskikh (URS) 36:25.5
Silver   Alevtina Kolchina (URS) 36:43.3
Bronze   Toini Gustafsson (SWE) 37:21.4

3 × 5 km relayEdit

27 February 1966

Medal Team Time
Gold   Soviet Union (Klavdiya Boyarskikh, Rita Achkina, Alevtina Kolchina) 56:04.2
Silver   Norway (Ingrid Wigernæs, Inger Aufles, Berit Mørdre) 57:59.8
Bronze   Sweden (Barbro Martinsson, Britt Strandberg, Toini Gustafsson) 58:00.7

Men's Nordic combinedEdit

IndividualEdit

21 February 1966

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Georg Thoma (FRG) 444.66
Silver   Franz Keller (FRG) 443.04
Bronze   Alois Kälin (SUI) 440.73

Men's ski jumpingEdit

Individual normal hillEdit

 
Paavo Lukkariniemi at the individual normal hill competition

19 February 1966

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Bjørn Wirkola (NOR) 234.6
Silver   Dieter Neuendorf (GDR) 230.6
Bronze   Paavo Lukkariniemi (FIN) 219.9

Individual large hillEdit

27 February 1966

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Bjørn Wirkola (NOR) 215.3
Silver   Takashi Fujisawa (JPN) 207.6
Bronze   Kjell Sjöberg (SWE) 204.6

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Norway (NOR)5218
2  Soviet Union (URS)3216
3  Finland (FIN)1326
4  West Germany (FRG)1113
5  East Germany (GDR)0101
  Japan (JPN)0101
7  Sweden (SWE)0033
8  Italy (ITA)0011
   Switzerland (SUI)0011
Totals (9 nations)10101030


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Huguenin. huguenin.ch

External linksEdit