1987–88 FIS Cross-Country World Cup

The 1987–88 FIS Cross-Country World Cup was the 7th official World Cup season in cross-country skiing for men and ladies. The World Cup started in La Clusaz, France, on 12 December 1987 and finished in Rovaniemi, Finland, on 27 March 1988. Gunde Svan of Sweden won the overall men's cup,[1] and Marjo Matikainen of Finland won the women's.[2]

1987–88 FIS Cross-Country World Cup
Discipline Men Women
Overall Sweden Gunde Svan (4th title) Finland Marjo Matikainen (3rd title)
Nations Cup Sweden Sweden Soviet Union Soviet Union
Nations Cup Overall Sweden Sweden
Competition
Locations 9 venues 8 venues
Individual 11 events 10 events
Relay/Team 6 events 6 events

The first ever mass start event in the World Cup was arranged in Kastelruth, Italy on 15 December 1987. Swede Torgny Mogren won the men's 30 km race. The first women's mass start event was won by finnish skier Marjo Matikainen at Holmenkollen, Norway on 17 March 1988.

CalendarEdit

MenEdit

C – Classic / F – Freestyle
No. Date Venue Event Winner Second Third Ref.
1 12 December 1987   La Clusaz 15 km F   Torgny Mogren   Gunde Svan   Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass [1]
2 15 December 1987   Kastelruth 30 km F Mass Start   Torgny Mogren   Gunde Svan   Pierre Harvey [2]
3 19 December 1987   Davos 15 km C   Gunde Svan   Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass   Jan Ottosson [3]
4 9 January 1988   Kavgolovo 30 km C   Vladimir Smirnov   Alexey Prokourorov   Christer Majbäck [4]
5 15 January 1988   Strbske Pleso 15 km F   Torgny Mogren   Holger Bauroth   Giachem Guidon [5]
1988 Winter Olympics
6 15 February 1988   Calgary 30 km C *   Alexey Prokourorov   Vladimir Smirnov   Vegard Ulvang [6]
7 19 February 1988 15 km C *   Mikhail Devyatyarov   Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass   Vladimir Smirnov [7]
8 27 February 1988 50 km F *   Gunde Svan   Maurilio De Zolt   Andreas Grünenfelder [8]
9 12 March 1988   Falun 30 km F   Pierre Harvey   Holger Bauroth   Kari Ristanen [9]
10 19 March 1988   Holmenkollen 50 km F   Pierre Harvey   Silvano Barco   Maurilio De Zolt [10]
11 27 March 1988   Rovaniemi 50 km C   Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass   Oddvar Brå   Harri Kirvesniemi [11]

WomenEdit

C – Classic / F – Freestyle
No. Date Venue Event Winner Second Third Ref.
1 13 December 1987   La Clusaz 5 km F   Marianne Dahlmo   Jaana Savolainen   Simone Greiner-Petter [12]
2 16 December 1987   Bohinj 10 km F   Tamara Tikhonova   Anfisa Reztsova   Antonina Ordina [13]
3 19 December 1987   Reit im Winkl 5 km F   Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi   Raisa Smetanina   Marie-Helene Westin [14]
4 9 January 1988   Kavgolovo 10 km C   Inger Helene Nybråten   Vida Vencienė   Antonina Ordina [15]
5 15 January 1988   Toblach 20 km F   Simone Greiner-Petter   Anna-Lena Fritzon   Marie-Helene Westin [16]
1988 Winter Olympics
6 14 February 1988   Calgary 10 km C *   Vida Vencienė   Raissa Smetanina   Marjo Matikainen [17]
7 17 February 1988 5 km C *   Marjo Matikainen   Tamara Tikhonova   Vida Vencienė [18]
8 25 February 1988 20 km F *   Tamara Tikhonova   Anfisa Reztsova   Raisa Smetanina [19]
9 17 March 1988   Holmenkollen 30 km F Mass Start   Marjo Matikainen   Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi   Marit Mikkelsplass [20]
10 27 March 1988   Rovaniemi 10 km F   Marie-Helene Westin   Magdalena Wallin   Svetlana Nageykina [21]

Men's team eventsEdit

Date Venue Event Winner Second Third Ref.
10 January 1988   Kavgolovo 4 × 10 km relay F Unknown Unknown Unknown -
16 January 1988   Štrbské Pleso 4 × 10 km relay C Unknown Unknown Unknown -
22 February 1988   Calgary 4 × 10 km relay F Unknown Unknown Unknown -
24 February 1988   Calgary 4 × 10 km relay F *   Sweden

Jan Ottosson
Thomas Wassberg
Gunde Svan
Torgny Mogren

  Soviet Union

Vladimir Smirnov
Vladimir Sakhnov
Mikhail Devyatyarov
Alexey Prokourorov

  Czechoslovakia

Radim Nyč
Václav Korunka
Pavel Benc
Ladislav Švanda

-
13 March 1988   Falun 4 × 10 km relay F   Sweden

Jan Ottosson
Gunde Svan
Torgny Mogren
Christer Majbäck

  Norway

Bjørn Dæhlie
Torgeir Bjørn
Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass
Vegard Ulvang

  Italy

Marco Albarello
Giorgio Vanzetta
Maurilio De Zolt
Silvano Barco

[22]
17 March 1988   Holmenkollen 4 × 10 km relay F   Norway

Arild Monsen
Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass
Torgeir Bjørn
Vegard Ulvang

  Sweden

Jan Ottosson
Torgny Mogren
Christer Majbäck
Gunde Svan

  Sweden

Thomas Eriksson
Henrik Forsberg
Lars Håland
Benny Kohlberg

[23]

Women's team eventsEdit

Date Venue Event Winner Second Third Ref.
20 December 1987   Reit im Winkl 4 × 5 km relay C   Norway
  Finland
  Soviet Union
-
10 January 1988   Leningrad 4 × 5 km relay C Unknown Unknown Unknown -
16 January 1988   Toblach 4 × 5 km relay F Unknown Unknown Unknown -
23 February 1988   Calgary 4 × 5 km relay F *   Soviet Union

Svetlana Nageykina
Nina Gavrylyuk
Tamara Tikhonova
Anfisa Reztsova

  Norway

Trude Dybendahl
Marit Wold
Anne Jahren
Marianne Dahlmo

  Finland

Pirkko Määttä
Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi
Marjo Matikainen
Jaana Savolainen

-
13 March 1988   Falun 4 × 5 km relay C   Norway

Trude Dybendahl
Inger Helene Nybråten
Anne Jahren
Marianne Dahlmo

  Finland

Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi
Marjo Matikainen
Eija Hyytiäinen
Pirkko Määttä

  Norway

Marit Elveos
Marit Mikkelsplass
Anette Bøe
Solveig Pedersen

[24]
26 March 1988   Rovaniemi Relay 4x5 km F Unknown Unknown Unknown -
  • NOTE: Races marked with a star (*) counts officially for both as "FIS World Cup" and "Olympic Winter Games" wins statistics.

Overall standingsEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union (URS)79622
2  Sweden (SWE)74415
3  Norway (NOR)34310
4  Finland (FIN)3249
5  Canada (CAN)2013
6  East Germany (GDR)1214
7  Italy (ITA)0213
8   Switzerland (SUI)0022
9  Czechoslovakia (TCH)0011
Totals (9 nations)23232369

AchievementsEdit

First World Cup career victory
Victories in this World Cup (all-time number of victories as of 1987/88 season in parentheses)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CUP STANDING CROSS-COUNTRY WORLD CUP 1988 MEN". International Ski Federation. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  2. ^ "CUP STANDING CROSS-COUNTRY WORLD CUP 1988 LADIES". International Ski Federation. Retrieved 11 April 2018.