FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1970

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1970 took place 14–22 February 1970 in Vysoké Tatry, Czechoslovakia (present-day Slovakia). This was the second time this city hosted the event having done so in 1935. It was the first time an event was televised in colour from Czechoslovakia though broadcasting there remained in black and white. This was the first championships that timed the results in hundredths of a second, a practice that continued until the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid when Sweden's Thomas Wassberg edged out Finland's Juha Mieto by 0.01 seconds in the men's 15 km event.

FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1970
Host cityVysoké Tatry
CountryCzechoslovakia
Events10
Opening ceremony14 February 1970 (1970-02-14)
Closing ceremony22 February 1970 (1970-02-22)
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Men's cross-countryEdit

15 kmEdit

17 February 1970

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Lars-Göran Åslund (SWE) 47:04.71
Silver   Odd Martinsen (NOR) 47:38.19
Bronze   Fyodor Simashev (URS) 47:49.00

30 kmEdit

16 February 1970

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Vyacheslav Vedenin (URS) 1:39:48.01
Silver   Gerhard Grimmer (GDR) 1:40:25.58
Bronze   Odd Martinsen (NOR) 1:41:04.42

50 kmEdit

20 February 1970

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Kalevi Oikarainen (FIN) 2:49:34.70
Silver   Vyacheslav Vedenin (URS) 2:50:04.82
Bronze   Gerhard Grimmer (GDR) 2:50:12.88

4 × 10 km relayEdit

22 February 1970

Medal Team Time
Gold   Soviet Union (Vladimir Voronkov, Valery Tarakanov, Fyodor Simashev, Vyacheslav Vedenin) 2:06:36.47
Silver   East Germany (Gerd Hessler, Axel Lesser, Gerhard Grimmer, Gert-Dietmar Klause) 2:06:50.59
Bronze   Sweden (Ove Lestander, Jan Halvarsson, Ingvar Sandström, Lars-Göran Åslund) 2:06:56.80

Women's cross-countryEdit

5 kmEdit

17 February 1970

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Galina Kulakova (URS) 18:07.89
Silver   Galina Pilyushenko (URS) 18:27.91
Bronze   Nina Fyodorova (URS) 18:28.51

10 kmEdit

16 February 1970

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Alevtina Olyunina (URS) 36:19.00
Silver   Marjatta Kajosmaa (FIN) 36:40.05
Bronze   Galina Kulakova (URS) 37:06.04

3 × 5 km relayEdit

22 February 1970

Medal Team Time
Gold   Soviet Union (Nina Fyodorova, Galina Kulakova, Alevtina Olyunina) 54:32.18
Silver   East Germany (Gabriele Haupt, Renate Fischer, Anna Unger) 55:09.65
Bronze   Finland (Senja Pusula, Helena Takalo, Marjatta Kajosmaa) 55:33.76

Men's Nordic combinedEdit

IndividualEdit

15/16 February 1970

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Ladislav Rygl (TCH)
Silver   Nikolay Nogovitsyn (URS)
Bronze   Vyacheslav Dryagin (URS)

Men's ski jumpingEdit

Individual normal hillEdit

14 February 1970

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Gariy Napalkov (URS) 240.6
Silver   Yukio Kasaya (JPN) 237.7
Bronze   Lars Grini (NOR) 234.6

Individual large hillEdit

21 February 1970

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Gariy Napalkov (URS) 226.0
Silver   Jiří Raška (TCH) 212.3
Bronze   Stanisław Gąsienica Daniel (POL) 211.8

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union (URS)73414
2  Finland (FIN)1113
3  Czechoslovakia (TCH)1102
4  Sweden (SWE)1012
5  East Germany (GDR)0314
6  Norway (NOR)0123
7  Japan (JPN)0101
8  Poland (POL)0011
Totals (8 nations)10101030


ReferencesEdit