Biathlon World Championships 1961

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The 3rd Biathlon World Championships were held in 1961 in Umeå, Sweden.[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 Kalevi Huuskonen  FIN 1 1:32:11
2nd Aleksandr Privalov  URS 3 1:35:07 2:56
3rd Paavo Repo  FIN 4 1:35:20 3:09

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

20 km team[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
1st Finland  FIN 11 4:45:38
2nd Soviet Union  URS 11 4:51:35 5:57
3rd Sweden  SWE 12 5:06:11 20:33

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  Finland 2 0 1 3
2  Soviet Union 0 2 0 2
3  Sweden 0 0 1 1

References[edit]