FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1978

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1978 took place February 18–26, 1978 in Lahti, Finland. This was Lahti's record fourth time hosting the event after previously doing so in 1926, 1938, and 1958. The women's 20 km event was added.

1978 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
Host cityLahti
Country Finland
Events11
OpeningFebruary 18, 1978 (1978-02-18)
ClosingFebruary 26, 1978 (1978-02-26)
Main venueSelpausselkä
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Official poster for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1978. (in Finnish)

Men's cross-countryEdit

15 kmEdit

February 21, 1978

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Józef Łuszczek (POL) 49:09.37
Silver   Yevgeny Belyayev (URS) 49:11.62
Bronze   Juha Mieto (FIN) 49:14.37

30 kmEdit

February 19, 1978

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Sergey Savelyev (URS) 1:32:56.00
Silver   Nikolay Zimyatov (URS) 1:33:48.23
Bronze   Józef Łuszczek (POL) 1:33:52.21

50 kmEdit

February 26, 1978

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Sven-Åke Lundbäck (SWE) 2:46:43.06
Silver   Yevgeny Belyayev (URS) 2:47:34.48
Bronze   Jean-Paul Pierrat (FRA) 2:47:52.27

4 × 10 km relayEdit

February 23, 1978

Medal Team Time
Gold   Sweden (Sven-Åke Lundbäck, Christer Johansson, Tommy Limby, Thomas Magnuson) 2:05:17.63
Silver   Finland (Esko Lähtevänoja, Juha Mieto, Pertti Teurajärvi, Matti Pitkänen) 2:05:28.95
Bronze   Norway (Lars-Erik Eriksen, Ove Aunli, Ivar Formo, Oddvar Brå) 2:06:48.37

Women's cross-countryEdit

5 kmEdit

February 20, 1978

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Helena Takalo (FIN) 18:53.50
Silver   Hilkka Riihivuori (FIN) 18:58.49
Bronze   Raisa Smetanina (URS) 19:01.30

10 kmEdit

February 18, 1978

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Zinaida Amosova (URS) 37:01.72
Silver   Raisa Smetanina (URS) 37:13.37
Bronze   Hilkka Riihivuori (FIN) 37:23.43

20 kmEdit

February 25, 1978

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Zinaida Amosova (URS) 1:13:00.85
Silver   Galina Kulakova (URS) 1:13:08.11
Bronze   Helena Takalo (FIN) 1:13:57.95

4 × 5 km relayEdit

February 22, 1978

Medal Team Time
Gold   Finland (Taina Impiö, Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen, Hilkka Riihivuori, Helena Takalo) 1:13:25.08
Silver   East Germany (Marlies Rostock, Birgit Schreiber, Barbara Petzold, Christel Meinel) 1:13:29.74
Bronze   Soviet Union (Nina Rocheva, Zinaida Amosova, Raisa Smetanina, Galina Kulakova) 1:13:39.88

Men's Nordic combinedEdit

IndividualEdit

February 19–20, 1978

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Konrad Winkler (GDR) 435.24
Silver   Rauno Miettinen (FIN) 431.66
Bronze   Ulrich Wehling (GDR) 430.83

Men's ski jumpingEdit

Individual normal hillEdit

February 18, 1978

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Matthias Buse (GDR) 253.2
Silver   Henry Glaß (GDR) 251.7
Bronze   Aleksey Borovitin (URS) 250.0

Individual large hillEdit

February 25, 1978

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Tapio Räisänen (FIN) 256.6
Silver   Alois Lipburger (AUT) 256.3
Bronze   Falko Weißpflog (GDR) 255.8

Team large hill (unofficial)Edit

February 22, 1978. No medals awarded.

Rank Team Points
1   East Germany (Harald Duschek, Jochen Danneberg, Henry Glaß, Matthias Buse) 443.8
2   Finland (Jari Puikkonen, Jouko Törmänen, Pentti Kokkonen, Tapio Räisänen) 401.0
3   Norway (Rune Hauge, Roger Ruud, Tom Levorstad, Per Bergerud) 396.6

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union (URS)35311
2  Finland (FIN)3339
3  East Germany (GDR)2226
4  Sweden (SWE)2002
5  Poland (POL)1012
6  Austria (AUT)0101
7  France (FRA)0011
  Norway (NOR)0011
Totals (8 entries)11111133

ReferencesEdit