Biathlon World Championships 1959

The 2nd Biathlon World Championships were held in 1959 in Courmayeur, Italy.[1] The men's 20 km individual and team were the only competitions.

Biathlon World Championships 1959
Host cityCourmayeur
CountryItaly
Events2

Men's resultsEdit

20 km individualEdit

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
  Vladimir Melanin   URS 5 1:41:05
  Dmitri Sokolov   URS 4 1:41:15 10
  Sven Agge   SWE 3 1:43:23 2:18

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

20 km teamEdit

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
  Soviet Union   URS 5:10:27
  Sweden   SWE 5:26:11 15:44
  Norway   NOR 5:33:47 23:20

The times of the top 3 athletes from each nation in the individual race were added together.

Medal tableEdit

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

ReferencesEdit