FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1991

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1991 took place 7–17 February 1991 in Val di Fiemme, Italy. The women's 5 km was reintroduced after not being held in the previous championships. The men's 10 km was introduced in this championships. Additionally, this was the first championship with a unified German team for the first time officially since 1939 following separate East German and West German teams that had competed from 1958 to 1989.

FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1991
FIS Nordic WSC 1991 logo.png
Official logo for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1991.
Host cityVal di Fiemme
Country Italy
Events15
Opening ceremony7 February
Closing ceremony17 February
Main venueTrampolino dal Ben
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Men's cross-countryEdit

10 km classicalEdit

11 February 1991

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Terje Langli (NOR) 25:55.0
Silver   Christer Majbäck (SWE) 25:59.7
Bronze   Torgny Mogren (SWE) 26:01.5

15 km freestyleEdit

9 February 1991

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Bjørn Dæhlie (NOR) 36:57.2
Silver   Gunde Svan (SWE) 37:05.6
Bronze   Vladimir Smirnov (URS) 37:07.8

30 km classicalEdit

7 February 1991

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Gunde Svan (SWE) 1:16:12.4
Silver   Vladimir Smirnov (URS) 1:16:17.3
Bronze   Vegard Ulvang (NOR) 1:16:32.8

50 km freestyleEdit

17 February 1991

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Torgny Mogren (SWE) 2:03:31.6
Silver   Gunde Svan (SWE) 2:03:48.8
Bronze   Maurilio De Zolt (ITA) 2:04:01.7

4 × 10 km relayEdit

15 February 1991

Medal Team Time
Gold   Norway (Øyvind Skaanes, Terje Langli, Vegard Ulvang, Bjørn Dæhlie) 1:39:47.3
Silver   Sweden (Thomas Eriksson, Christer Majbäck, Gunde Svan, Torgny Mogren) 1:41:39.1
Bronze   Finland (Mika Kuusisto, Harri Kirvesniemi, Jari Isometsä, Jari Räsänen) 1:42:10.0

Women's cross-countryEdit

5 km classicalEdit

12 February 1991

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Trude Dybendahl (NOR) 14:04.2
Silver   Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi (FIN) 14:09.9
Bronze   Manuela Di Centa (ITA) 14:24.1

10 km freestyleEdit

10 February 1991

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Yelena Välbe (URS) 28:25.9
Silver   Marie-Helene Westin (SWE) 28:59.4
Bronze   Tamara Tikhonova (URS) 29:06.5

15 km classicalEdit

8 February 1991

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Yelena Välbe (URS) 44:58.5
Silver   Trude Dybendahl (NOR) 46:02.4
Bronze   Stefania Belmondo (ITA) 46:31.4

30 km freestyleEdit

16 February 1991

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Lyubov Yegorova (URS) 1:20:26.8
Silver   Yelena Välbe (URS) 1:21:02.4
Bronze   Manuela Di Centa (ITA) 1:21:15.3

Yegorova was the last person to win a gold medal for the Soviet Union before its breakup later that year.

4 × 5 km relayEdit

15 February 1991

Medal Team Time
Gold   Soviet Union (Lyubov Yegorova, Raisa Smetanina, Tamara Tikhonova, Yelena Välbe) 55:36.6
Silver   Italy (Bice Vanzetta, Manuela Di Centa, Gabriella Paruzzi, Stefania Belmondo) 56:22.5
Bronze   Norway (Solveig Pedersen, Inger Helene Nybråten, Elin Nilsen, Trude Dybendahl) 56:34.5

Men's Nordic combinedEdit

15 km individual GundersenEdit

7 February 1991

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Fred Børre Lundberg (NOR)
Silver   Klaus Sulzenbacher (AUT)
Bronze   Klaus Ofner (AUT)

3 × 10 km teamEdit

13 February 1991

Medal Team Time
Gold   Austria (Günther Csar, Klaus Ofner, Klaus Sulzenbacher)
Silver   France (Francis Repellin, Xavier Girard, Fabrice Guy)
Bronze   Japan (Reiichi Mikata, Masashi Abe, Kazuoki Kodama)

Men's ski jumpingEdit

Individual normal hillEdit

16 February 1991

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Heinz Kuttin (AUT) 222.9
Silver   Kent Johanssen (NOR) 222.0
Bronze   Ari-Pekka Nikkola (FIN) 219.6

Individual large hillEdit

10 February 1991

Medal Athlete Points Distance
Gold   Franci Petek (YUG) 217.5 115.5m 117.0m
Silver   Rune Olijnyk (NOR) 216.3 114.0m 118.0m
Bronze   Jens Weißflog (GER) 210.0 116.5m 113.5m

Petek became the last Yugoslavian to medal before the country's plunge into war later that year. Weissflog was the first German to win an individual medal following reunification of East Germany and West Germany and the first to medal since before World War II.

Team large hillEdit

8 February 1991

Medal Team Points
Gold   Austria (Heinz Kuttin, Ernst Vettori, Stefan Horngacher, Andreas Felder) 567.6
Silver   Finland (Ari-Pekka Nikkola, Raimo Ylipulli, Vesa Hakala, Risto Laakkonen) 562.8
Bronze   Germany (Heiko Hunger, André Kiesewetter, Dieter Thoma, Jens Weißflog) 549.4

Medal tableEdit

Medal winners by nation.

  *   Host nation (Italy)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Norway (NOR)53210
2  Soviet Union (URS)4228
3  Austria (AUT)3115
4  Sweden (SWE)2518
5  Yugoslavia (YUG)1001
6  Finland (FIN)0224
7  Italy (ITA)*0145
8  France (FRA)0101
9  Germany (GER)0022
10  Japan (JPN)0011
Totals (10 nations)15151545

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