FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1987

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1987 took place 11–21 February 1987 in Oberstdorf, West Germany. Following the domination of the skating technique at the previous championships, the International Ski Federation (FIS) introduced separate cross-country skiing races in the classical technique and the freestyle technique at these championships. For the only time (besides the 1988 Winter Olympics), the relays consisted of four freestyle legs.

FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1987
Host cityOberstdorf
Country West Germany
Events15
Opening ceremonyFebruary 12
Closing ceremonyFebruary 21
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Men's cross-countryEdit

15 km classicalEdit

15 February 1987

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Marco Albarello (ITA) 43:01.8
Silver   Thomas Wassberg (SWE) 43:08.6
Bronze   Mikhail Devyatyarov (URS) 43:09.6

30 km classicalEdit

12 February 1987

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Thomas Wassberg (SWE) 1:24:30.1
Silver   Aki Karvonen (FIN) 1:26:24.0
Bronze   Christer Majbäck (SWE) 1:26:55.0

50 km freestyleEdit

21 February 1987

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Maurilio De Zolt (ITA) 2:11:27.2
Silver   Thomas Wassberg (SWE) 2:11:49.5
Bronze   Torgny Mogren (SWE) 2:12:51.1

4 × 10 km relayEdit

17 February 1987

Medal Team Time
Gold   Sweden (Erik Östlund, Gunde Svan, Thomas Wassberg, Torgny Mogren) 1:38:04.0
Silver   Soviet Union (Aleksandr Batyuk, Vladimir Smirnov, Mikhail Devyatyarov, Vladimir Sakhnov) 1:38:30.9
Bronze   Norway (Ove Aunli, Vegard Ulvang, Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass, Terje Langli) 1:38:48.0

Women's cross-countryEdit

5 km classicalEdit

16 February 1987

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Marjo Matikainen (FIN) 14:45.7
Silver   Anfisa Reztsova (URS) 14:49.3
Bronze   Evi Kratzer (SUI) 14:52.5

10 km classicalEdit

13 February 1987

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Anne Jahren (NOR) 31:49.5
Silver   Marjo Matikainen (FIN) 31:50.3
Bronze   Brit Pettersen (NOR) 32:09.4

20 km freestyleEdit

20 February 1987

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Marie-Helene Westin (SWE) 57:20.5
Silver   Anfisa Reztsova (URS) 57:47.6
Bronze   Larisa Ptitsyna (URS) 58:28.7

4 × 5 km relayEdit

17 February 1987

Medal Team Time
Gold   Soviet Union (Antonina Ordina, Nina Gavrylyuk, Larisa Ptitsyna, Anfisa Reztsova) 58:08.8
Silver   Norway (Marianne Dahlmo, Nina Skeime, Anne Jahren, Anette Bøe) 58:46.1
Bronze   Sweden (Magdalena Wallin, Karin Lamberg-Skog, Annika Dahlman, Marie-Helene Westin) 59:41.0

Men's Nordic combinedEdit

15 km individual GundersenEdit

13 February 1987

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Torbjørn Løkken (NOR) 423.80
Silver   Trond-Arne Bredesen (NOR) 422.48
Bronze   Hermann Weinbuch (FRG) 421.44

Kerry Lynch of the United States finished second in this event, but was later disqualified for doping. Bredesen would be awarded a silver medal and Weinbuch a bronze as a result.

3 × 10 km teamEdit

19 February 1987

Medal Team Points
Gold   West Germany (Hermann Weinbuch, Hans-Peter Pohl, Thomas Müller) 1262.94
Silver   Norway (Hallstein Bøgseth, Trond-Arne Bredesen, Torbjørn Løkken) 1244.98
Bronze   Soviet Union (Sergey Chervyakov, Andrey Dundukov, Allar Levandi) 1236.70

Men's ski jumpingEdit

Individual normal hillEdit

20 February 1987

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Jiří Parma (TCH) 224.4
Silver   Matti Nykänen (FIN) 216.5
Bronze   Vegard Opaas (NOR) 215.8

Individual large hillEdit

15 February 1987

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Andreas Felder (AUT) 216.0
Silver   Vegard Opaas (NOR) 208.3
Bronze   Ernst Vettori (AUT) 207.0

Team large hillEdit

17 February 1987

Medal Team Points
Gold   Finland (Matti Nykänen, Ari-Pekka Nikkola, Tuomo Ylipulli, Pekka Suorsa) 634.1
Silver   Norway (Ole Christian Eidhammer, Hroar Stjernen, Ole Gunnar Fidjestøl, Vegard Opaas) 598.0
Bronze   Austria (Ernst Vettori, Richard Schallert, Franz Neuländtner, Andreas Felder) 587.5

Medal tableEdit

Medal winners by nation.

  *   Host nation (West Germany)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Sweden (SWE)3238
2  Norway (NOR)25310
3  Finland (FIN)2305
4  Italy (ITA)2002
5  Soviet Union (URS)1337
6  Austria (AUT)1023
7  West Germany (FRG)*1012
8  Czechoslovakia (TCH)1001
9   Switzerland (SUI)0011
Totals (9 nations)13131339


Opening EventEdit

The opening event was created and organised by Traumfabrik

ReferencesEdit