FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1993

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The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1993 took place 19–28 February 1993 in Falun, Sweden, for the third time (1954, 1974). This event saw the creation of the combined pursuit where competitors would skate one distance in the classical interval style (10 km: men, 5 km: women) one day, then follow the next day in the freestyle pursuit (15 km: men, 10 km: women) with the first distance winner going first in the pursuit. Additionally it was the first competition since the breakup of the Soviet Union in late 1991 and the first competition with Czechoslovakia having been split up as the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Men's cross-country[edit]

10 km classical[edit]

22 February 1993

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Sture Sivertsen (NOR) 24:51.6
Silver  Vladimir Smirnov (KAZ) 24:55.5
Bronze  Vegard Ulvang (NOR) 24:58.1

10 km + 15 km combined pursuit[edit]

24 February 1993

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Bjørn Dæhlie (NOR) 1:01:45.0
Silver  Vladimir Smirnov (KAZ) 1:01:45.0
Bronze  Silvio Fauner (ITA) 1:02:55.5

Dæhlie edged Smirnov at the finish line to earn the gold medal. Smirnov later stated that he lost out to Dæhlie by "only 16 centimeters".

30 km classical[edit]

20 February 1993

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Bjørn Dæhlie (NOR) 1:17:33.6
Silver  Vegard Ulvang (NOR) 1:17:55.0
Bronze  Vladimir Smirnov (KAZ) 1:17:55.3

50 km freestyle[edit]

28 February 1993

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Torgny Mogren (SWE) 2:03:36.8
Silver  Hervé Balland (FRA) 2:04:30.9
Bronze  Bjørn Dæhlie (NOR) 2:05:10.3

4×10 km relay[edit]

26 February 1993

Medal Team Time
Gold  Norway (Sture Sivertsen, Vegard Ulvang, Terje Langli, Bjørn Dæhlie) 1:44:14.9
Silver  Italy (Maurilio De Zolt, Marco Albarello, Giorgio Vanzetta, Silvio Fauner) 1:44:24.5
Bronze  Russia (Andrey Kirilov, Igor Badamchin, Alexey Prokourorov, Mikhail Botvinov) 1:44:27.2

Women's cross-country[edit]

5 km classical[edit]

21 February 1993

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Larisa Lazutina (RUS) 14:07.6
Silver  Lyubov Yegorova (RUS) 14:12.1
Bronze  Trude Dybendahl (NOR) 14:18.3

5 km + 10 km combined pursuit[edit]

23 February 1993

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Stefania Belmondo (ITA) 40:19.0
Silver  Larisa Lazutina (RUS) 40:19.4
Bronze  Lyubov Yegorova (RUS) 40:19.7

15 km classical[edit]

19 February 1993

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Yelena Välbe (RUS) 44:49.0
Silver  Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi (FIN) 45:39.0
Bronze  Marjut Rolig (FIN) 45:41.9

Välbe was the first Russian to win a gold medal in the aftermath of the Soviet Union's breakup in late 1991.

30 km freestyle[edit]

27 February 1993

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Stefania Belmondo (ITA) 1:22:41.3
Silver  Manuela Di Centa (ITA) 1:22:55.0
Bronze  Lyubov Yegorova (RUS) 1:23:48.3

4×5 km relay[edit]

26 February 1993

Medal Team Time
Gold  Russia (Yelena Välbe, Larisa Lazutina, Nina Gavrilyuk, Lyubov Yegorova) 54:15.7
Silver  Italy (Gabriella Paruzzi, Bice Vanzetta, Manuela Di Centa, Stefania Belmondo) 54:35.1
Bronze  Norway (Trude Dybendahl, Inger Helene Nybråten, Anita Moen, Elin Nilsen) 55:09.0

Men's Nordic combined[edit]

15 km individual Gundersen[edit]

18 February 1993

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Kenji Ogiwara (JPN)
Silver  Knut Tore Apeland (NOR)
Bronze  Trond Einar Elden (NOR)

3 × 10 km team[edit]

25 February 1993

Medal Team Time
Gold  Japan (Takanori Kono, Masashi Abe, Kenji Ogiwara) 1:19:25.7
Silver  Norway (Trond Einar Elden, Knut Tore Apeland, Fred Børre Lundberg) +3:46.3
Bronze  Germany (Thomas Dufter, Jens Deimel, Hans-Peter Pohl) +8:30.5

Japan's four minute victory margin at this event, followed by their nearly five minute victory at the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer the following year, would lead the FIS to change the Nordic combined team event from a 3 x 10 km relay to a 4 x 5 km relay that would become effective at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1995 in Thunder Bay and the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. This was in an effort to lessen the emphasis on the ski jumping part of the competition.

Men's ski jumping[edit]

Individual normal hill[edit]

27 February 1993

Medal Athlete Points
Gold  Masahiko Harada (JPN) 237.8
Silver  Andreas Goldberger (AUT) 231.3
Bronze  Jaroslav Sakala (CZE) 228.2

Individual large hill[edit]

21 February 1993

Medal Athlete Points
Gold  Espen Bredesen (NOR) 241.4
Silver  Jaroslav Sakala (CZE) 239.1
Bronze  Andreas Goldberger (AUT) 237.6

Sakala was the first Czech to medal following Czechoslovakia's breakup earlier that year into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Team large hill[edit]

23 February 1993

Medal Team Points
Gold  Norway (Bjørn Myrbakken, Helge Brendryen, Øyvind Berg, Espen Bredesen) 821.5
Silver  Czech Republic (František Jež, Jiří Parma, Jaroslav Sakala)
 Slovakia (Martin Švagerko) (combined team)
772.1
Bronze  Austria (Ernst Vettori, Heinz Kuttin, Stefan Horngacher, Andreas Goldberger) 745.4

The Czech Republic and Slovakia competed as a combined team despite their countries agreement to split from Czechoslovakia on 25 November 1992. The country's split was made after the team had been selected prior to the championships.

Medal table[edit]

Medal winners by nation.

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Norway 6 3 5 14
2  Russia 3 2 3 8
3  Japan 3 0 0 3
4  Italy 2 3 1 6
5  Sweden 1 0 0 1
6  Kazakhstan 0 2 1 3
7  Czech Republic 0 1.75 1 2.75
8  Austria 0 1 2 3
9  Finland 0 1 1 2
10  France 0 1 0 1
11  Slovakia 0 0.25 0 0.25
12  Germany 0 0 1 1
Total 15 15 15 45

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