Biathlon World Championships 1959

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The 2nd Biathlon World Championships were held in 1959 in Courmayeur, Italy.[1] The men's 20 km individual and team were the only competitions.

Men's results[edit]

20 km individual[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
1st Vladimir Melanin  URS 5 1:41:05
2nd Dimitri Sokolov  URS 4 1:41:15 10
3rd Sven Agge  SWE 3 1:43:23 2:18

Each shot missing the target gave a penalty of 2 minutes.

20 km team[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
1st Soviet Union  URS 5:10:27
2nd Sweden  SWE 5:26:11 15:44
3rd Norway  NOR 5:33:47 23:20

The times of the top 3 athletes from each nation in the individual race were added together.

Medal table[edit]

Place Nation 1st 2nd 3rd Total
1  Soviet Union 2 1 0 3
2  Sweden 0 1 1 2
3  Norway 0 0 1 1

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