FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1954

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1954 took place 13-21 February 1954 in Falun, Sweden. These were the first races where women competed with events in the 10 km and 3 × 5 km relay. It also saw the 18 km reduced to 15 km in men's cross-country along with the return of the 30 km which was last held in 1926. The Nordic combined saw the ski jump held first with the cross-country distance reduced to 15 km as well. The Soviet Union also debuted in these championships as well.

FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1954
Host cityFalun
CountrySweden
Events8
Opening ceremony13 February 1954 (1954-02-13)
Closing ceremony21 February 1954 (1954-02-21)
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Men's cross-countryEdit

15 kmEdit

17 February 1954

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Veikko Hakulinen (FIN)
Silver   Arvo Viitanen (FIN)
Bronze   August Kiuru (FIN)

30 kmEdit

14 February 1954

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Vladimir Kuzin (URS)
Silver   Veikko Hakulinen (FIN)
Bronze   Martti Lautala (FIN)

Vladimir Kuzin was the first person from the Soviet Union to win an event at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.

50 kmEdit

21 February 1954

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Vladimir Kuzin (URS)
Silver   Veikko Hakulinen (FIN)
Bronze   Arvo Viitanen (FIN)

4 × 10 km relayEdit

20 February 1954

Medal Team Time
Gold   Finland (August Kiuru, Tapio Mäkelä, Arvo Viitanen, Veikko Hakulinen)
Silver   Soviet Union (Nikolay Koslov, Fyodor Terentyev, Aleksey Kuznetsov, Vladimir Kuzin)
Bronze   Sweden (Sune Larsson, Sixten Jernberg, Arthur Olsson, Per-Erik Larsson)

Women's cross-countryEdit

10 kmEdit

21 February 1954

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Lyubov Kozyreva (URS)
Silver   Siiri Rantanen (FIN)
Bronze   Mirja Hietamies (FIN)

Kozyreva was the first woman to win at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.

3 × 5 km relayEdit

17 February 1954

Medal Team Time
Gold   Soviet Union (Lyubov Kozyreva, Margarita Maslennikova, Valentina Tsaryova)
Silver   Finland (Sirkka Polkunen, Mirja Hietamies, Siiri Rantanen)
Bronze   Sweden (Anna-Lisa Eriksson, Märta Norberg, Sonja Edström)

Men's Nordic combinedEdit

IndividualEdit

16 February 1954 (Jumping) 17 February 1954 (Skiing, included in 15 km run)


Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Sverre Stenersen (NOR)
Silver   Gunder Gundersen (NOR)
Bronze   Kjetil Mårdalen (NOR)

Men's ski jumpingEdit

Individual large hillEdit

14 February 1954

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Matti Pietikäinen (FIN)
Silver   Veikko Heinonen (FIN)
Bronze   Bror Östman (SWE)

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union (URS)4105
2  Finland (FIN)36413
3  Norway (NOR)1113
4  Sweden (SWE)0033
Totals (4 nations)88824


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