FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1958

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1958 took place 2-9 March 1958 in Lahti, Finland. This marked the third time the city hosted this event having done so in 1926 and 1938. Germany returned to the FIS Nordic Ski Championships for the first time officially since 1939, albeit as East Germany and West Germany. Additionally, it was the first championships to electronic timekeeping where results were timed to the tenth of a second rather than the full second.

FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1958
FIS Nordic WSC 1958 poster.jpg
Official poster for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1958. (in Finnish)
Host cityLahti
CountryFinland
Events8
Opening ceremony1 March 1958 (1958-03-01)
Closing ceremony9 March 1958 (1958-03-09)
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Men's cross-countryEdit

15 kmEdit

4 March 1958

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Veikko Hakulinen (FIN) 48:58.3
Silver   Pavel Kolchin (URS) 49:11.8
Bronze   Anatoly Shelyukhin (URS) 49:29.4

30 kmEdit

2 March 1958

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Kalevi Hämäläinen (FIN) 1:40:03.0
Silver   Pavel Kolchin (URS) 1:40:15.2
Bronze   Sixten Jernberg (SWE) 1:40:44.4

50 kmEdit

8 March 1958

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Sixten Jernberg (SWE) 2:56:21.9
Silver   Veikko Hakulinen (FIN) 2:57:39.7
Bronze   Arvo Viitanen (FIN) 2:58:49.5

4 x 10 km relayEdit

8 March 1958

Medal Team Time
Gold   Sweden (Sixten Jernberg, Lennart Larsson, Sture Grahn, Per-Erik Larsson) 2:18:15.0
Silver   Soviet Union (Fyodor Terentyev, Nikolay Anikin, Anatoly Shelyukhin, Pavel Kolchin) 2:18:44.4
Bronze   Finland (Kalevi Hämäläinen, Arto Tiainen, Arvo Viitanen, Veikko Hakulinen) 2:19:23.2

Women's cross-countryEdit

10 kmEdit

5 March 1958

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Alevtina Kolchina (URS) 44:49.0
Silver   Lyubov Kozyreva (URS) 45:28.2
Bronze   Siiri Rantanen (FIN) 46:02.8

3 x 5 km relayEdit

7 March 1958

Medal Team Time
Gold   Soviet Union (Radya Yeroshina, Alevtina Kolchina, Lyubov Kozyreva) 58:32.4
Silver   Finland (Toini Mikkola-Pöysti, Pirkko Korkee, Siiri Rantanen) 1:00:14.0
Bronze   Sweden (Märta Norberg, Irma Johansson, Sonja Edström) 1:01:58.5

Men's Nordic combinedEdit

IndividualEdit

2-3 March 1958

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Paavo Korhonen (FIN)
Silver   Sverre Stenersen (NOR)
Bronze   Gunder Gundersen (NOR)

Men's ski jumpingEdit

Individual large hillEdit

9 March 1958

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Juhani Kärkinen (FIN)
Silver   Ensio Hyytiä (FIN)
Bronze   Helmut Recknagel (GDR)

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Finland (FIN)43310
2  Soviet Union (URS)2417
3  Sweden (SWE)2024
4  Norway (NOR)0112
5  East Germany (GDR)0011
Totals (5 nations)88824


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