Biathlon World Championships 1958

The 1st Biathlon World Championships were held in 1958 in Saalfelden, Austria.[1] The men's 20 km individual and team were the only competitions.

Biathlon World Championships 1958
Host citySaalfelden
CountryAustria
Events2
Opening ceremony1 March 1958 (1958-03-01)
Closing ceremony2 March 1958 (1958-03-02)

Men's resultsEdit

20 km individualEdit

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
  Adolf Wiklund   SWE 3 1:33:44
  Olle Gunneriusson   SWE 3 1:34:13 29
  Viktor Butakov   URS 6 1:34:46 1:02

Each shot missing the target gave a penalty of 2 minutes.

20 km teamEdit

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
  Sweden   SWE 6:23:58
  Soviet Union   URS 6:35:33 11:35
  Norway   NOR 7:23:58 1:00:00

The times of the top 4 athletes from each nation in the individual race were added together.

Medal tableEdit

Place Nation       Total
1   Sweden 2 1 0 3
2   Soviet Union 0 1 1 2
3   Norway 0 0 1 1

ReferencesEdit