FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2003

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2003 took place February 18 – March 1, 2003 in Val di Fiemme, Italy for a second time (1991). The ski jumping team normal hill held in 2001 was not held at this championships while the women's 30 km returned after being cancelled in the previous championships due to extremely cold weather. Additionally the pursuit races went from separate races run on the same day (combined) to Skiathlon races.

FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2003
FIS Nordic WSC 2003 logo.png
Official logo for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2003.
Host cityVal di Fiemme, Italy
Events18
Opening ceremony18 February
Closing ceremony1 March
Main venueLago di Tesero Cross Country Stadium
Trampolino dal Ben
WebsiteValdifiemme2003.com
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Men's cross countryEdit

1.5 km individual sprintEdit

February 26, 2003

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Thobias Fredriksson (SWE)
Silver   Håvard Bjerkeli (NOR)
Bronze   Tor Arne Hetland (NOR)

15 km classicalEdit

February 21, 2003

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Axel Teichmann (GER) 35:47.5
Silver   Jaak Mae (EST) 35:54.4
Bronze   Frode Estil (NOR) 35:56.0

10 km + 10 km double pursuitEdit

February 23, 2003

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Per Elofsson (SWE) 47:42.3
Silver   Tore Ruud Hofstad (NOR) 47:42.6
Bronze   Jörgen Brink (SWE) 47:42.7

30 km classical mass startEdit

February 19, 2003

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Thomas Alsgaard (NOR) 1:12:29.3
Silver   Anders Aukland (NOR) 1:12:29.9
Bronze   Frode Estil (NOR) 1:12:30.4

50 km freestyleEdit

March 1, 2003

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Martin Koukal (CZE) 1:54:25.3
Silver   Anders Södergren (SWE) 1:54:40.3
Bronze   Jörgen Brink (SWE) 1:55:09.0

4 × 10 km relayEdit

February 25, 2003

Medal Team Time
Gold   Norway (Anders Aukland, Frode Estil, Tore Ruud Hofstad, Thomas Alsgaard) 1:31:56.4
Silver   Germany (Jens Filbrich, Andreas Schlütter, René Sommerfeldt, Axel Teichmann) 1:31:56.6
Bronze   Sweden (Anders Södergren, Mathias Fredriksson, Per Elofsson, Jörgen Brink) 1:32:12.8

Women's cross countryEdit

1.5 km individual sprintEdit

February 26, 2003

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Marit Bjørgen (NOR)
Silver   Claudia Künzel (GER)
Bronze   Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen (NOR)

10 km classicalEdit

February 20. 2003

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Bente Skari (NOR) 25:47.0
Silver   Kristina Šmigun (EST) 26:08.0
Bronze   Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen (NOR) 26:16.7

5 km + 5 km double pursuitEdit

February 22, 2003

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Kristina Šmigun (EST) 26:38.4
Silver   Evi Sachenbacher (GER) 26:39.0
Bronze   Olga Zavyalova (RUS) 26:39.0

Sachenbacher beat Zavyalova in a photo finish to earn the silver medal.

15 km classical mass startEdit

February 18, 2003

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Bente Skari (NOR) 39:40.9
Silver   Kristina Šmigun (EST) 39:53.7
Bronze   Olga Zavyalova (RUS) 40:36.7

30 km freestyleEdit

February 28, 2003

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Olga Zavyalova (RUS) 1:14:29.8
Silver   Yelena Burukina (RUS) 1:14:45.1
Bronze   Kristina Šmigun (EST) 1:14:56.7

4 × 5 km relayEdit

February 24, 2003

Medal Team Time
Gold   Germany (Manuela Henkel, Viola Bauer, Claudia Künzel, Evi Sachenbacher) 50:54.7
Silver   Norway (Anita Moen, Marit Bjørgen, Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen, Vibeke Skofterud) 51:26.3
Bronze   Russia (Natalya Korostelyova, Olga Zavyalova, Yelena Burukina, Nina Gavrylyuk) 52:06.3

The Finnish relay team finished second, but was disqualified when Kaisa Varis tested positive for doping.

Men's Nordic combinedEdit

7.5 km sprintEdit

February 28, 2003

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Johnny Spillane (USA) 18:47.8
Silver   Ronny Ackermann (GER) 18:49.1
Bronze   Felix Gottwald (AUT) 18:49.1

Spillane is the first American to win a gold medal in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Ackermann beat Gottwald at the line to earn the silver medal.

15 km Individual GundersenEdit

February 21, 2003

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Ronny Ackermann (GER) 37:54.2
Silver   Felix Gottwald (AUT) 38:46.3
Bronze   Samppa Lajunen (FIN) 39:10.1

4 × 5 km teamEdit

February 24, 2003

Medal Team Time
Gold   Austria (Michael Gruber, Wilhelm Denifl, Christoph Bieler, Felix Gottwald) 47:23.9
Silver   Germany (Thorsten Schmitt, Georg Hettich, Björn Kircheisen, Ronny Ackermann) +12.3
Bronze   Finland (Hannu Manninen, Jouni Kaitainen, Jaakko Tallus, Samppa Lajunen) +1:15.5

Men's ski jumpingEdit

Individual normal hillEdit

February 28, 2003

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Adam Małysz (POL) 279.0
Silver   Tommy Ingebrigtsen (NOR) 263.0
Bronze   Noriaki Kasai (JPN) 259.5

Individual large hillEdit

February 22, 2003

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Adam Małysz (POL) 289.0
Silver   Matti Hautamäki (FIN) 286.5
Bronze   Noriaki Kasai (JPN) 273.2

Team large hillEdit

February 23, 2003

Medal Team Points
Gold   Finland (Janne Ahonen, Tami Kiuru, Arttu Lappi, Matti Hautamäki) 1046.6
Silver   Japan (Kazuyoshi Funaki, Akira Higashi, Hideharu Miyahira, Noriaki Kasai) 1010.1
Bronze   Norway (Tommy Ingebrigtsen, Lars Bystøl, Sigurd Pettersen, Bjørn Einar Romøren) 991.9

Medal tableEdit

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

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Norway (NOR)55616
2  Germany (GER)3508
3  Sweden (SWE)2136
4  Poland (POL)2002
5  Estonia (EST)1315
6  Russia (RUS)1135
7  Finland (FIN)1124
8  Austria (AUT)1113
9  Czech Republic (CZE)1001
  United States (USA)1001
11  Japan (JPN)0123
Totals (11 nations)18181854

ReferencesEdit