FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1997

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1997 took place from February 21 to March 2 at Granåsen Ski Centre in Trondheim, Norway. This event was the first time in consecutive championships that the number or type of events did not change since 1966 and 1970. It also was historical with Russia's Yelena Välbe winning gold in all five women's cross country events, the first person of either sex to do that honor. Norway's Bjørn Dæhlie became the first man to win five medals in five cross country events.

FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1997
FIS Nordic WSC 1997 logo.png
Official logo for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1997.
Host cityTrondheim, Norway
Events15
Opening ceremony21 February
Closing ceremony2 March
Main venueGranåsen Ski Centre
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Men's cross countryEdit

10 km classicalEdit

February 24, 1997

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Bjørn Dæhlie (NOR) 23:41.8
Silver   Alexey Prokurorov (RUS) 24:09.7
Bronze   Mika Myllylä (FIN) 24:14.2

10 km + 15 km combined pursuitEdit

February 25, 1997

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Bjørn Dæhlie (NOR) 1:00:11.1
Silver   Mika Myllylä (FIN) 1:01:01.2
Bronze   Alexey Prokurorov (RUS) 1:01:01.8

30 km freestyleEdit

February 21, 1997

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Alexey Prokurorov (RUS) 1:06:28.2
Silver   Bjørn Dæhlie (NOR) 1:06:45.6
Bronze   Thomas Alsgaard (NOR) 1:06:49.2

50 km classicalEdit

March 2, 1997

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Mika Myllylä (FIN) 2:16:37.5
Silver   Erling Jevne (NOR) 2:17:32.4
Bronze   Bjørn Dæhlie (NOR) 2:18:36.0

4 × 10 km relayEdit

February 28, 1997

Medal Team Time
Gold   Norway (Sture Sivertsen, Erling Jevne, Bjørn Dæhlie, Thomas Alsgaard) 1:37:06.1
Silver   Finland (Harri Kirvesniemi, Mika Myllylä, Jari Räsänen, Jari Isometsä) 1:39:17.3
Bronze   Italy (Giorgio Di Centa, Silvio Fauner, Pietro Piller Cottrer, Fulvio Valbusa) 1:39:56.9

Women's cross countryEdit

5 km classicalEdit

February 23, 1997

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Yelena Välbe (RUS) 13:32.7
Silver   Stefania Belmondo (ITA) 13:35.0
Bronze   Olga Danilova (RUS) 13:37.7

Lyubov Yegorova of Russia finished first in this event, but was disqualified three days later for doping violation of bromotan. The three finishers behind her were subsequently awarded the medals shown.

5 km + 10 km combined pursuitEdit

February 24, 1997

The winner had to be determined by photo finish. The gold medal was won by Välbe by a 2 cm difference.

[1] both athletes were still credited with the same time.[2]

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Yelena Välbe (RUS) 39:13.5
Silver   Stefania Belmondo (ITA) 39:13.5
Bronze   Nina Gavrylyuk (RUS) 39:32.1

15 km freestyleEdit

February 21, 1997

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Yelena Välbe (RUS) 36:28.2
Silver   Stefania Belmondo (ITA) 36:39.1
Bronze   Kateřina Neumannová (CZE) 36:42.0

30 km classicalEdit

March 1, 1997

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Yelena Välbe (RUS) 1:23:04.9
Silver   Stefania Belmondo (ITA) 1:23:33.2
Bronze   Marit Mikkelsplass (NOR) 1:24:55.7

4 × 5 km relayEdit

February 28, 1997

Medal Team Time
Gold   Russia (Olga Danilova, Larisa Lazutina, Nina Gavrylyuk, Yelena Välbe) 56:40.2
Silver   Norway (Bente Martinsen, Marit Mikkelsplass, Elin Nilsen, Trude Dybendahl Hartz) 56:56.2
Bronze   Finland (Riikka Sirviö, Tuulikki Pyykkönen, Kati Pulkkinen, Satu Salonen) 57:38.0

Men's Nordic combinedEdit

15 km Individual GundersenEdit

February 22, 1997

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Kenji Ogiwara (JPN)
Silver   Bjarte Engen Vik (NOR)
Bronze   Fabrice Guy (FRA)

4 × 5 km teamEdit

February 23, 1997

Medal Team Time
Gold   Norway (Halldor Skard, Bjarte Engen Vik, Knut Tore Apeland, Fred Børre Lundberg) 52:18.0
Silver   Finland (Jari Mantila, Tapio Nurmela, Samppa Lajunen, Hannu Manninen) 53:03.6
Bronze   Austria (Christoph Eugen, Felix Gottwald, Mario Stecher, Robert Stadelmann) 53:30.9

Men's ski jumpingEdit

Individual normal hillEdit

February 22, 1997

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Janne Ahonen (FIN) 263.5
Silver   Masahiko Harada (JPN) 258.5
Bronze   Andreas Goldberger (AUT) 257.5

Individual large hillEdit

March 1, 1997

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Masahiko Harada (JPN) 252.1
Silver   Dieter Thoma (GER) 244.9
Bronze   Sylvain Freiholz (SUI) 237.3

Team large hillEdit

February 27, 1997

Medal Team Points
Gold   Finland (Ari-Pekka Nikkola, Jani Soininen, Mika Laitinen, Janne Ahonen) 955.3
Silver   Japan (Kazuyoshi Funaki, Takanobu Okabe, Masahiko Harada, Hiroya Saito) 905.0
Bronze   Germany (Christof Duffner, Martin Schmitt, Hansjörg Jäkle, Dieter Thoma) 845.6

Medal tableEdit

Medal winners by nation.

  *   Host nation (Norway)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia (RUS)61310
2  Norway (NOR)*44311
3  Finland (FIN)3328
4  Japan (JPN)2204
5  Italy (ITA)0415
6  Germany (GER)0112
7  Austria (AUT)0022
8  Czech Republic (CZE)0011
  France (FRA)0011
   Switzerland (SUI)0011
Totals (10 nations)15151545

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Trondheim (NOR) 1997 World Ski Championships - Podium". fis-ski.com. Archived from the original on 18 June 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Trondheim (NOR) 1997 World Ski Championships - Results". fis-ski.com. Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2012.

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