FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1939

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Program cover for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1939. (Polish)

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1939 took place February 11–19, 1939 in Zakopane, Poland. This was the Polish city's second time hosting the championships after having done so in 1929. It also marked the last time the event officially took place before World War II and the last time that these championships would be held on an annual basis (combined with the Winter Olympics) which they had been done since 1924.

Men's cross country[edit]

18 km[edit]

February 15, 1939

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Juho 'Jussi' Kurikkala (FIN) 1:05:30
Silver  Klaes Karppinen (FIN) 1:06:05
Bronze  Carl Pahlin (SWE) 1:06:35

50 km[edit]

February 17, 1939

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Lars Bergendahl (NOR) 2:57:43
Silver  Klaes Karppinen (FIN) 3:00:27
Bronze  Oscar Gjøslien (NOR) 3:05:42

4 × 10 km relay[edit]

February 19, 1939

Medal Team Time
Gold  Finland (Pauli Pitkänen, Olavi Alakulppi, Eino Olkinuora, Klaes Karppinen) 2:08:35
Silver  Sweden (Alvar Hägglund, Selm Stenvall, John Westbergh, Carl Pahlin) 2:09:43
Bronze  Italy (Aristide Compagnoni, Severino Compagnoni, Goffredo Baur, Alberto Jammaron) 2:13:38

Men's Nordic combined[edit]

Individual[edit]

February 11, 1939

Medal Athlete Points
Gold  Gustav 'Gustl' Berauer (GER) 429.6
Silver  Gustaf Adolf Sellin (SWE) 426.6
Bronze  Magnar Fosseide (NOR) 422.4

Berauer was from Czechoslovakia, but competed for Germany after the Nazis occupied Czechoslovakia in 1938.

Men's ski jumping[edit]

Individual large hill[edit]

February 11, 1939

Medal Athlete Points
Gold  Josef 'Sepp' Bradl (GER) 224.7
Silver  Birger Ruud (NOR) 224.2
Bronze  Arnholdt Kongsgaard (NOR) 223.1

Bradl was from Austria, but competed for Germany after the Nazis occupied Austria in 1938.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Finland 2 2 0 4
2  Germany 2 0 0 2
3  Norway 1 1 3 5
4  Sweden 0 2 1 3
5  Italy 0 0 1 1

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