Biathlon World Championships 1989

The 24th Biathlon World Championships were held in 1989 in Feistritz, Austria.[1] These world championships were the first to hold the men's and women's championships simultaneously.

Biathlon World Championships 1989
Host cityFeistritz an der Drau, Carinthia
CountryAustria
Events8
Opening ceremony7 February 1989 (1989-02-07)
Closing ceremony12 February 1989 (1989-02-12)

Men's resultsEdit

20 km individualEdit

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
  Eirik Kvalfoss   NOR 1 58:13.0
  Gisle Fenne   NOR 0 59:20.8
  Fritz Fischer   FRG 2 1:00:48.1

10 km sprintEdit

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
  Frank Luck   GDR 0 28:08.7
  Eirik Kvalfoss   NOR 1 28:14.1
  Juri Kashkarov   URS 1 28:32.7

Team eventEdit

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
  Soviet Union

Juri Kashkarov
Sergei Bulygin
Alexandr Popov
Sergei Tchepikov

  URS 1 59:36.9
  West Germany

Franz Wudy
Herbert Fritzenwenger
Georg Fischer
Fritz Fischer

  FRG 2 59:44.2
  East Germany

Andreas Heymann
André Sehmisch
Raik Dittrich
Steffen Hoos

  GDR 1 1:01:27.1

4 × 7.5 km relayEdit

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
  East Germany

Frank Luck
André Sehmisch
Birk Anders
Frank-Peter Roetsch

  GDR
  Soviet Union

Juri Kashkarov
Sergei Tchepikov
Alexandr Popov
Sergei Bulygin

  URS
  Norway

Geir Einang
Sylfest Glimsdal
Gisle Fenne
Eirik Kvalfoss

  NOR

Women's resultsEdit

15 km individualEdit

This marked the first time that the women's individual event was held over 15 km in the World Championships.

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
  Petra Schaaf   FRG 2 1:06:11.2
  Anne Elvebakk   NOR 3 1:06:31.6
  Svetlana Davidova   URS 3 1:07:25.2

7.5 km sprintEdit

This marked the first time that the women's sprint event was held over 7.5 km in the World Championships.

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
  Anne Elvebakk   NOR 2 27:12.3
  Zvetana Krasteva   BUL 2 27:15.4
  Natalia Prikazchikova   URS 3 27:24.8

Team eventEdit

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
  Soviet Union

Natalia Prikazchikova
Svetlana Davidova
Luisa Zherepenova
Elena Golovina

  URS 13 1:05:38.8
  Norway

Synnøve Thoresen
Elin Kristiansen
Anne Elvebakk
Mona Bollerud

  NOR 13 1:07:48.0
  West Germany

Inga Kesper
Daniela Hörburger
Dorina Pieper
Petra Schaaf

  FRG 11 1:07:54.1

3 × 7.5 km relayEdit

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
  Soviet Union

Natalia Prikazchikova
Svetlana Davidova
Elena Golovina

  URS 0 1:23:15.5
  Bulgaria

Zvetana Krasteva
Maria Manolova
Nadezhda Aleksieva

  BUL 0 1:25:29.9
  Czechoslovakia

Eva Burešová
Renata Novotná
Jiřina Adamičková

  TCH 0 1:26:07.5

Medal tableEdit

Place Nation       Total
1   Soviet Union 3 1 3 7
2   Norway 2 4 1 7
3   East Germany 2 0 1 3
4   West Germany 1 1 2 4
5   Bulgaria 0 2 0 2
6   Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1

ReferencesEdit