FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1995

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1995 took place 9–19 March 1995 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. This marked the second time the separate championships (not part of Winter Olympics) were held outside Europe (the first was in the US towns of Lake Placid, New York, and Rumford, Maine, in 1950). The Nordic combined team event was changed from a 3 × 10 km relay to a 4 × 5 km relay for these championships.

FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1995
FIS Nordic WSC 1995 logo.png
Official logo for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1995.
Host cityThunder Bay, Canada
Events15
Opening ceremony9 March
Closing ceremony19 March
Main venueBig Thunder
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Men's cross-countryEdit

10 km classicalEdit

11 March 1995

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Vladimir Smirnov (KAZ) 24:52.3
Silver   Bjørn Dæhlie (NOR) 25:10.1
Bronze   Mika Myllylä (FIN) 25:11.5

10 km + 15 km combined pursuitEdit

13 March 1995

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Vladimir Smirnov (KAZ) 1:06:19.5
Silver   Silvio Fauner (ITA) 1:06:29.7
Bronze   Jari Isometsä (FIN) 1:06:30.0

30 km classicalEdit

9 March 1995

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Vladimir Smirnov (KAZ) 1:15:52.3
Silver   Bjørn Dæhlie (NOR) 1:16:52.4
Bronze   Alexey Prokurorov (RUS) 1:17:35.6

50 km freestyleEdit

19 March 1995

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Silvio Fauner (ITA) 1:56:36.0
Silver   Bjørn Dæhlie (NOR) 1:57:48.5
Bronze   Vladimir Smirnov (KAZ) 1:58:10.7

This marks the first recorded time the 50 km was completed in under two hours.

4 × 10 km relayEdit

17 March 1995

Medal Team Time
Gold   Norway (Sture Sivertsen, Erling Jevne, Bjørn Dæhlie, Thomas Alsgaard) 1:34:27.1
Silver   Finland (Karri Hietamäki, Harri Kirvesniemi, Jari Räsänen, Jari Isometsä) 1:35:10.5
Bronze   Italy (Fulvio Valbusa, Marco Albarello, Fabio Maj, Silvio Fauner) 1:36:28.4

Women's cross-countryEdit

5 km classicalEdit

12 March 1995

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Larisa Lazutina (RUS) 15:23.7
Silver   Nina Gavrylyuk (RUS) 15:47.1
Bronze   Manuela Di Centa (ITA) 15:57.8

5 km + 10 km combined pursuitEdit

14 March 1995

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Larisa Lazutina (RUS) 43:19.6
Silver   Nina Gavrylyuk (RUS) 43:45.9
Bronze   Olga Danilova (RUS) 43:56.9

15 km classicalEdit

10 March 1995

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Larisa Lazutina (RUS) 41:27.5
Silver   Yelena Välbe (RUS) 42:39.1
Bronze   Inger Helene Nybråten (NOR) 43:03.2

30 km freestyleEdit

18 March 1995

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Yelena Välbe (RUS) 1:15:27.3
Silver   Manuela Di Centa (ITA) 1:16:40.5
Bronze   Antonina Ordina (SWE) 1:16:58.6

4 × 5 km relayEdit

17 March 1995

Medal Team Time
Gold   Russia (Olga Danilova, Yelena Välbe, Larisa Lazutina, Nina Gavrylyuk) 53:47.6
Silver   Norway (Marit Mikkelsplass, Inger Helene Nybråten, Elin Nilsen, Anita Moen-Guidon) 55:18.6
Bronze   Sweden (Anna Frithioff, Marie-Helene Östlund, Antonina Ordina, Anette Fanqvist) 55:18.7

Men's Nordic combinedEdit

15 km individual GundersenEdit

9 March 1995

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Fred Børre Lundberg (NOR)
Silver   Jari Mantila (FIN)
Bronze   Sylvain Guillaume (FRA)

4 × 5 km teamEdit

10 March 1995

Medal Team Time
Gold   Japan (Masashi Abe, Tsugiharu Ogiwara, Kenji Ogiwara, Takanori Kono) 56:20.2
Silver   Norway (Halldor Skard, Bjarte Engen Vik, Knut Tore Apeland, Fred Børre Lundberg) 58:14.8
Bronze    Switzerland (Markus Wüst, Armin Krugel, Stefan Wittwer, Jean-Yves Cuendet) 1:01:41.8

Men's ski jumpingEdit

Individual normal hillEdit

12 March 1995

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Takanobu Okabe (JPN) 266.0
Silver   Hiroya Saito (JPN) 256.5
Bronze   Mika Laitinen (FIN) 243.5

Individual large hillEdit

18 March 1995

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Tommy Ingebrigtsen (NOR) 272.6
Silver   Andreas Goldberger (AUT) 259.5
Bronze   Jens Weißflog (GER) 229.9

Team large hillEdit

16 March 1995

Medal Team Points
Gold   Finland (Jani Soininen, Janne Ahonen, Mika Laitinen, Ari-Pekka Nikkola) 889.0
Silver   Germany (Jens Weißflog, Gerd Siegmund, Hansjörg Jäkle, Dieter Thoma) 882.5
Bronze   Japan (Takanobu Okabe, Jinya Nishikata, Hiroya Saito, Naoki Yasuzaki) 836.9

Medal tableEdit

Medal winners by nation. The host country, Canada, did not get any medals.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia (RUS)53210
2  Norway (NOR)3519
3  Kazakhstan (KAZ)3014
4  Japan (JPN)2114
5  Finland (FIN)1236
6  Italy (ITA)1225
7  Germany (GER)0112
8  Austria (AUT)0101
9  Sweden (SWE)0022
10  France (FRA)0011
   Switzerland (SUI)0011
Totals (11 nations)15151545

ReferencesEdit